In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 48

EPISODE 48 "Right now, we have an advantage. Everyone will expect the Star Force to surrender too. Captain Gideon didn't surrender--he fought to the end. And someone else...Trelaina...Can the Star Force do any less? It's up to us now!" - Derek Wildstar Things were looking pretty bad for the Earth at the end of yesterday's … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 48

BHOC: ACTION COMICS #479

This was another forgettable issue of ACTION COMICS that I bought on my now-weekly trips to the 7-11 every Thursday for new comics. As elsewhere, there's some dodgy lettering on this cover--that lower balloon was clearly traced of of an oval template. But the cover does have some drama to it. I was reading ACTION … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #479

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

If I am not mistaken, this issue of GREEN LANTERN represents the first oversized and up-priced anniversary issue that I ever encountered. Up until this point, while a particular title might mention the fact that it had reached the arbitrary milestone of a centennial issue (or, later, a 50th or even 25th issue) the actual … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

Lee & Kirby: The Narrative Techniques of Jack Kirby

Back in the days when he was the Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics, Jim Shooter had a particular story that he liked to use as an example when explaining to people what he thought needed to be on the page in a well-crafted Marvel story. It was this one, the Human Torch story from … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: The Narrative Techniques of Jack Kirby

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 47

EPISODE 47 "Star Force! Star Force! You'll need a new strategy to overcome the Comet Empire and save Earth! I know you can do it! Captain Avatar has taught you well! Good luck!" - Captain Gideon This was the episode that everybody had been waiting for ever since the Earth flagship Andromeda had been introduced … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 47

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #190

I bought this issue of FANTASTIC FOUR on the Tuesday it came out from my local 7-11. Unfortunately, it represents a bit of a nadir in terms of the quality of the title during this period. Regular penciler George Perez was going through some personal crises at the time, and had blown his deadline on … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #190