AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, T-Z

Here's a final look at the AMAZING HEROES Preview Special for 1984, showcasing the series and storylines that were going to be making their way to a comic shop near you in the coming months. Most of these plans for the JC incarnation of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents failed to materialize. VOID INDIGO did see print, but … Continue reading AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, T-Z

AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, N-T

Once again, another look at more of the 1984 Preview issue of AMAZING HEROES, the long-running fanzine from Fantagraphics. There's a bunch of stuff talked about in the write-up of the twin NEW TEEN TITANS titles that didn't quite come to pass in this manner, largely because George Perez left the title to take on … Continue reading AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, N-T

AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, F-N

As in previous editions, this is a further look at more of the 1984 AMAZING HEROES issue devoted to previewing all of the comic books slated to come out that year. THE GUARDIAN did see print, but in a markedly different form than what is described here. We covered it earlier: https://tombrevoort.com/2022/01/29/brand-echh-the-guardian-1/ Each edition of … Continue reading AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, F-N

AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, C-F

The same thing as last time, this is a continuation of our tour through the very first AMAZING HEROES Preview Special covering comic books that were meant to be coming out in 1984. CAPTAIN AMERICA #300 ran into editorial difficulties and wound up being broken into two regular-sized issues, so not everything (not that there's … Continue reading AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, C-F

AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, A & B

Back in the 1980s, in a time before the internet and when comic book solicitations catalogs only ran maybe the name of the comic book and its creative team in most instances, the biannual AMAZING HEROES PREVIEW SPECIAL became like a bible of fans who were hungry to know more about what was coming up … Continue reading AMAZING HEROES #39 1984 PREVIEW SPECIAL, A & B

Brand Echh: His Name is Savage #1

The comic book business was once again facing a period of change as the 1960s drew to a close. The super hero fad that had driven sales for most of the decade was winding down, and there was a sense that, as the marketplaces where comic books had been traditionally sold began to dry up … Continue reading Brand Echh: His Name is Savage #1

Forgotten Masterpiece: PARTICLE DREAMS #6

Matt Howarth was and remains one of the most splendidly individualistic and iconoclastic creators of comic book stories in the field. While he has in recent years turned his efforts to the worlds of digital self-publishing, Howarth was a bit of a recurring force during the black and white boom years of the 1980s, pumping … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: PARTICLE DREAMS #6