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

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980

It's perhaps difficult to see from the vantage point of so many years later, but this issue of X-MEN was a game-changer when it came out, and cemented the popularity of the series at the top of the Direct Market sales charts for a decade and a half. Powerful, unexpected, emotional, this comic generated both … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980

BHOC: CEREBUS #77

CEREBUS #77 August, 1985 If there’s a worse place to having started reading CEREBUS, I don’t know about it. I seemed to have this sort of luck a lot, but managed to persevere through it to the good stuff beyond. CEREBUS, for those who don’t know, chronicles the adventures of a sword-wielding barbarian “Earth-Pig” in … Continue reading BHOC: CEREBUS #77