Lee & Kirby: The Unused INCREDIBLE HULK #4 Pages

I think it's fair to say that, as a series, the original run of INCREDIBLE HULK was troubled. It wrapped up after a mere six issues, and had Stan Lee and Jack Kirby not had a creator's affection for the character and started using him in the pages of AVENGERS and other titles, it's doubtful … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: The Unused INCREDIBLE HULK #4 Pages

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 41 "Talan, why so gloomy? Be happy, we are about to enter the Milky Way! You must give a full report to Desslok! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!" - Princess Invidia This next week of STAR BLAZERS began with a bunch of table-setting for the events that would play out across the back half … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

BHOC: WEIRD WAR TALES #59

My brother Ken continued to intermittently read assorted war comics, most of which eventually ended up with me, This issue of WEIRD WAR TALES was the next. In the 1970s, DC had some success with the word WEIRD, cross-breeding their supernatural/mystery titles with other genres--WEIRD WESTERN TALES has given the world Jonah Hex, for example, … Continue reading BHOC: WEIRD WAR TALES #59

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150

And so it came to an end. Steve Englehart's one-yearlong stint as the writer of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA concluded with this issue, which the postman happily brought me. I wasn't unaware of the fact that different people worked on the assorted comics that I read, but I was still a few years away from … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1982

The first entry in Marvel's line of European-style albums, released under the sobriquet "Marvel Graphic Novels", THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL remains as effective and affecting today as it was when it was first published. A good deal of that is down to the subject matter, which sees the titular Mar-Vell dying not in battle … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1982

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 40 "You forget, I am the one who has power here. I am the one who says stay or go!" - Princess Invidia The eighth week of broadcast for STAR BLAZERS wrapped up with this episode, the second half of the tank battle on Telezart. It also included a memorable confrontation between the Gamilon … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure