In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

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

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 "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