5BC: Five Best Comics of 1986

It's impossible to encapsulate how seismic the effect of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS was on the field of comic books. Not only did it introduce a more prestigious package for comics (and a then-unheard-of cover price of $2.95) but interest in the series also inaugurated the now-common process of repackaging collections of recent storylines into … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1986

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

After FINAL YAMATO was released in 1983, it would be more than 25 years before we'd get another YAMATO/STAR BLAZERS project, though there were always rumors about new things in the pipeline, rumors that would never quite be borne out. It's taken a very long time, but the last decade has been very encouraging for … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

One of the most compelling discoveries for me when I first became a fan of STAR BLAZERS and began to plug into the loose network of fandom that existed at that time was that there had been additional YAMATO stories produced after the two series that had made up STAR BLAZERS. Finding a way to … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151

At around this time, the main delivery brought me the next issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in my subscription. This was the first issue scripted by new regular writer Gerry Conway. Conway would go on to write the series steadily for around 60 issue over the next five years, providing the title with some … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151