My favorite this week just turned 30 years old: Marvel’s CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #13 (Sept/1971). I picked this up as a back issue somewhere (probably an “indoor flea market” at the local mall) as a kid. What grabbed me immediately was the cover! I devoured all the monster reprint titles of the era (such … Continue reading
Sandman is arguably one of comics’ greatest series. This is one of its finest issues. In this issue we’re introduced to Hob Gadling. It’s 1389 and he’s boasting that he’ll never die. Morpheus (Sandman) and his kid sister Death overhear these boasts and challenge Hob Gadling that if that’s true, they’ll meet him in this very … Continue reading
The idea behind “The Boys” is simple. Not all superheroes are gonna be nice guys like Clark Kent. In fact, with the power they have, it’s pretty likely they’re going to think the rules don’t apply to them. That’s where “The Boys” come in. It’s their job to make sure the supers keep their … Continue reading
Yeah, I know Daredevil again. What can I say, most of my favorite comics are the adventures of a sightless lawyer! The last Daredevil I talked about was #163 which had a profound effect on me as a youngster. It inspired an understanding about what heroes truly are, and that one need not wear underoos … Continue reading
This one is special to me. Not only does it deal with what it is that makes a hero a hero (a recurring theme in Daredevil), but on a personal level, this is the first comic I ever bought.
I had no idea what this was about. I love vampire stories, and the cover caught my eye. I picked it up and as soon as I flipped it open, the artwork by Elman Brown blew me away. I’ve since learned that this four issue mini-series was actually an adaption of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel … Continue reading
Another Friday, another favorite. This week it’s Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s Swamp Thing #4.
This week’s favorite is from Nick Pitarra…the floor is yours Nick!