New Comics 8/29/18

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the links below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

Hellboy Omnibus Volume 4 Hellboy In Hell TP, $24.99
Adventures Of The Super Sons #2 (Of 12), $3.99
Batman #54 (Cover A Matt Wagner), $3.99
Dreaming #1 (Cover A Jae Lee), $3.99
Justice League #7 (Cover A Jim Cheung & Mark Morales), $3.99
James Bond Origin #1 (Cover A John Cassaday), $3.99
Project Superpowers #2 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99
Black Science #38 (Cover B Creature Box), $3.99
Ant-Man And The Wasp #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Astonishing X-Men #15 (Cover B Akcho Cosmic Ghost Rider Vs Variant), AR
Avengers #7 (Cover A Geoff Shaw), $3.99
Captain America #3 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Cosmic Ghost Rider #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Geoff Shaw), $3.99
Immortal Hulk #5 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Earth X Trilogy Omnibus Alpha HC, $125.00
Moon Knight By Jeff Lemire And Greg Smallwood HC, $34.99
Silver Surfer Annual #1 (Cover A Philip Tan), $4.99
Star Wars #53 (Cover A David Marquez), $3.99
True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Daredevil By Bendis And Maleev #1, $1.00
True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Daredevil By Lee And Everett #1, $1.00
True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Daredevil By Smith Quesada And Palmiotti #1, $1.00
X-Men Gold #35, $3.99
Invader Zim #34 (Cover B Miracle Mosley), $3.99
Invader Zim Volume 6 TP, $19.99
Elric The White Wolf #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Tim Sale), $3.99

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New Comics Week of 8/22/18

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the links below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

Planet Of The Apes Visionaries HC, $19.99
Action Comics #1002 (Cover A Patrick Gleason), $3.99
Batman Beyond #23 (Cover A Viktor Kalvachev), $3.99

Batman Kings Of Fear #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Kelley Jones), $3.99
Flash Rogues Captain Cold TP, $16.99
Bram Stoker’s Dracula HC, $29.99
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Cover A Ryan Ottley), $3.99
Avengers #6 (Cover A Ed McGuinness), $3.99
Cloak And Dagger Predator And Prey TP, $39.99
Daredevil #607, $3.99
Immortal Hulk #3 (Brown 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Infinity Wars #2 (Of 6)(Mike Deodato Jr. 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99
Life Of Captain Marvel #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Julian Totino Tedesco), $3.99
Punisher #1 (Cover A Greg Smallwood), $4.99
Sentry #3 (Cover A Bryan Hitch), $3.99
Venom #5 (Cover A Ryan Stegman), $3.99
Warlock Second Coming TP, $17.99
West Coast Avengers #1 (Cover A Stefano Caselli), $4.99
Robert Crumb Sketchbook Volume 1 June 1964-September 1968 HC (New Printing), $40.00
Masters Of The Universe 3.75 Inch ReAction Figure Wave 4 Ram Man, AR

 

New Comics 8/15/18

Vintage-Style-Typography-for-Comic-BooksFor the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

Not sure where your local comic shop is? Try comicshoplocator.com!

(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the links below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 18 TP, $29.95
Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2 (Cover A Michael Allred & Laura Allred), $3.99
Marvel Comics Digest #8 (The Amazing Spider-Man Featuring Venom), $6.99
Doctor Who Main Range Volume 238 The Lure Of The Nomad Audio CD, $24.99
Doctor Who The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7 Volume 2 Audio CD, $58.99
Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #2 (Of 12)(Cover A Benjamin Dewey), $3.99
EC Archives War Against Crime Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Eerie Archives Volume 24 HC, $49.99
Vinegar Teeth TP, $14.99
Astro City Broken Melody HC, $24.99
New Challengers #4 (Of 6), $2.99
Star Trek Discovery Figurine Collection Magazine #4 (Klingon Bird Of Prey), $55.00
Star Trek Starships Special #22 (Klingon Battle Cruiser), $45.00
Star Trek Starships Special #23 (LG U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205), $75.00
Star Trek The Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine #126 (U.S.S. Princeton), $22.95
xmenJohn Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition HC, $125.00
East Of West Volume 8 TP, $16.99
Mage The Hero Denied #11 (Of 15), $3.99
Rumble #6 (Cover A David Rubin), $3.99
Weatherman #3 (Cover A Nathan Fox), $3.99
Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 (Cover A Rod Reis), $4.99
Defenders Epic Collection Volume 8 The New Defenders TP, $39.99
Doctor Strange #4 (Cover A Jesus Saiz), $3.99
Edge Of Spider-Geddon #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Cully Hamner), AR
Extermination #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mark Brooks), $4.99
Human Torch And The Thing Strange Tales The Complete Collection TP, $39.99
Infinity Wars #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Mike Deodato Jr.), $4.99
Spiderman_308Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #308, $3.99
Thor #4 (Cover A Michael Del Mundo), $3.99
Doctor Who Magazine #527, $11.99
Pre-Code Classics Dark Mysteries Volume 3 HC, $54.99
SNES Omnibus The Super Nintendo And Games Volume 1 A-M HC, $49.99So Say We All The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History Of Battlestar Galactica HC, $29.99

New comics 8/1/18

Comic_signFor the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the links below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

Rocko’s Modern Life #7 (Cover B Nick Cross), $3.99
Valerian The Complete Collection Volume 4 HC, $29.99
Adventures Of The Super Sons #1 (Of 12)(Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
Batman_66_omnibusBatman ’66 Omnibus HC, $125.00
Batman By Doug Moench And Kelley Jones Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Justice League #5 (Cover A Doug Mahnke & Jaime Mendoza), $3.99
MrMiracle_10Mister Miracle #10 (Of 12)(Cover A Nick Derington), $3.99
Shade The Changing Woman #6 (Of 6), $3.99
Project Superpowers #1 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99
DrWho_FirstDoctor_HistoryDoctor Who The Complete History Volume 73 The First Doctor Stories 22-25 HC, $18.99
Dark Shadows The Complete Newspaper Strips HC, $50.00
Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes And Monsters Artist’s Edition HC, $150.00
Jim Starlin’s Marvel Cosmic Artifact Edition HC (not verified by Diamond), $125.00
Bloodstrike #24 (Cover A Michel Fiffe), $3.99
Seven To Eternity #10 (Cover A Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth), $3.99
Ant-Man And The Wasp #4 (Of 5), $3.99
Astonishing X-Men #14 (Cover A Greg Land), $3.99
Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #22, $3.99
CosmicGhostRiderCosmic Ghost Rider #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Geoff Shaw), $3.99
Immortal Hulk #4 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Infinity Wars #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Mike Deodato Jr.), $5.99
Sentry #1 (Kim Jacinto 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Star Wars #52 (Cover A David Marquez), $3.99
Pre-Code Classics Spook Volume 1 HC (Slipcase Edition), $54.99
Pre-Code Classics Web Of Mystery Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Doctor Who The Seventh Doctor #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Christopher Jones), $3.99
Prisoner #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Colin Lorimer), $3.99

Rare Superboy Pilot

john-rockwell---superboy-del-1961I just stumbled upon this oddity, the unsold pilot for a t.v. series based on Superboy. Now you can watch it too! Long before that other Superboy TV series and the much later Smallville series, Adventures of Superboy was dreamed up to build on the success of the Adventures of Superman program.

Created in 1945, the adventures of Superman as a young boy, Superboy capitalized on the success of Batman’s sidekick, Robin. Rather than introduce a young protege, DC instead printed stories from Superman’s past. Taking place in Smallville, young Clark Kent attended high school and got into wild adventures as the boy of steel. The series was a great success, especially after the introduction of the Legion of Superheroes, a group of super powered teenagers from the future.

The pilot was not picked up, but thanks to the internet it can be enjoyed today.

Doctor Who – The Time War 1

timewar1While a war throughout time and space is waged between the Time Lords and Daleks, the Doctor and his companion Sheena enjoy a trip on a galactic pleasure vessel Theseus. Cleverly using his psychic paper, the Doctor procures a room for the duo and soon enough they begin to uncover a sordid mystery beneath the glamour of the Theseus involving a galactic goblin taking its toll from the crafts which pass over its ‘bridge.’ All in all, a standard adventure until reality shifts and the Theseus is a refugee ship… and his companion changes names… twice.

Residue and fallout from the Time War has reached the Doctor despite his attempts to escape its pull. The Theseus crashes on a planet which is awash with temporal weapon radiation, causing the fauna and flora to climb up and down evolutionary ladders. Forests turn lush and decrepit in the blink of an eye and the simian-like natives are both primitive and advanced. The Doctor is quite literally drafted into the war and the Daleks draw ever closer to annihilation of their enemy, the Time Lords of Gallifrey.

I have differing opinions of this first installment of the Time War. It starts off interesting enough then turns into a long slog through a jungle (as interesting to listen to as it would be to watch in screen) and perks up a bit toward the end when the Doctor is the maverick who refuses to fit in at the Time Lord boot camp. The Doctor is separated from his friends from the crash of the Theseus, Quarren and Rupor, by Cardinal Ollistra who shows an abnormal interest in them. In the end, Quarren is not at all who he appears and his past is called into question as the universe hangs in the balance.

I think my biggest gripe is that the audio shares far too much with the Nu Who TV series, even to the point of a magic button that can unravel any and all problems. Only Time War 1 combines the magic button with a character and a last minute grasp for the heart strings. The revelation of Quarren was another twist in a series of turns that this four part story took, and one too many in my opinion.

I typically enjoy the Eighth Doctor audios immensely and Paul McGann is in fine form here, but the script and guest cast (especially Bliss) fell beneath my expectations. It was almost a chore to make it through to the end! I hate to sound negative but by and large this was a disappointment for me and not the blockbuster opener to a new series of Eighth Doctor stories that I had hoped for. Maybe Ravenous will be better?

Star Knight (1985)

star_knightAn alien lands on a medievel world which may be Earth. A clumsy knight (dubiously named Klever) obsessed with advancing toward a higher standing in the court and marriage to the princess who becomes the alien’s captive. Seeking to gain the approval of the king, Klever leads a team of men into the lair of the dragon who dwells in a lake (where the alien’s craft has crashed). With the support of a alchemist Boetius, Klever is sure to defeat the alien who cannot speak or exit his space suit. However, the princess Alba has strangely fallen in love with Ix the alien and wants nothing to do with Klever.

It’s a calamity!

Star Knight is an oddity to say the least. Featuring Klaus Kinski and Harvey Keitel, I was expecting something strange and entertaining. However, the lack of good ADR and a dodgy script coupled with poor acting left me feeling cheated. Keitel acts as if he is in any movie other than a fantasy and Kinski is barely present. The only upside of the movie is the alien’s spacesuit and craft design which are quite impressive. Keitel blunders his way through the story and there are some comedic sequences with a Green Knight who cannot get anyone to fight him which fall flat.

A bizarre entry into that nether world of 80’s sci-fi/fantasy, Star Knight is more of a fizzle than a pop.

New Comics 7/25/18

comic-book-spinner-rack-1966For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the links below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

Action Comics #1001 (Cover A Patrick Gleason), $3.99
Aquaman #38 (Cover A Stejpan Sejic), $3.99
DC Universe By Mike Mignola TP, $19.99
Doom_Patrol
Doom Patrol The Silver Age Volume 1 TP
, $29.99
Flash #51 (Cover A Howard Porter), $3.99
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49 (Cover A Doug Mahnke), $2.99
Superman For All Seasons TP (New Edition), $19.99
James Bond Case Files Volume 1 HC, $24.99
Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Cover A Ryan Ottley), $3.99
Infinity_Wars_PrimeInfinity Wars Prime #1 (Cover A Mike Deodato Jr.), $4.99
Marvel Two-In-One #8, $3.99
Moon Knight #197, $3.99
Mr. And Mrs. X #1 (Cover A Terry Dodson), $3.99
S.H.I.E.L.D. By Hickman And Weaver The Human Machine HC, $29.99
True Believers Fantastic Four The Birth Of Valeria #1, $1.00
True Believers Fantastic Four Vs The New Fantastic Four #1, $1.00
True Believers Fantastic Four What If? #1, $1.00
MAY181944Ballad Of Halo Jones Color Edition Volume 2 TP, $9.99
DC Essentials Batman Action Figure, AR
DC Essentials Deathstroke Action Figure, AR
DC Essentials Reverse-Flash Action Figure, AR
DC Essentials The Flash Action Figure, AR
Hellboy B.P.R.D. Logo Enamel Pin, AR

Saturday morning revisited

Back in the day, Saturday morning was a magical time. Not to dig too far into the nostalgia rabbit hole (too late), I recall getting up early, my action figures gripped firmly, to catch all of the best cartoons. From the Fantastic Four to Space Ghost to Dungeons and Dragons, the 1970’s through to the 1980’s was rife with majestic material of unending entertainment.

The major stations waged war against each other for the child market with many excellent ideas (the Tarzan/Lone Ranger hour), weird choices (a variety show based on Shazam?) and outright bizarre oddities (the Fonz travelling with an alien?), the morning was a madcap venue of wild colors and excitement. There were also Sid and Marty Krofft shows.

These days, Saturday morning is more about catching up on sleep to be honest, but thanks to the internet and re-releases, one can recreate the experience.

Thundarr the Barbarian

The Herculoids

Spider-Man

Mr. T

 

Available on Amazon:
Thundarr the Barbarian
Herculoids
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series

New Comics 7/18/18

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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Men Of Mystery #108, $29.95
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 3 The Wild Hunt TP, $24.99
Batman #51 (Cover A Lee Weeks), $3.99
Batwoman #17 (Cover A Dan Panosian), $3.99
Future Quest Presents #12 (Cover A Mauricet), $3.99
Justice League #4 (Cover A Jorge Jimenez), $3.99
Wild Storm #15 (Cover A Jon Davis-Hunt), $3.99
Project Superpowers Omnibus Volume 1 Dawn Of The Heroes TP, $39.99
Star Trek Discovery Figurine Collection Magazine #3 (USS Kerala Shepard Class), $55.00
Metabaron Volume 1 The Techno-Admiral And The Anti-Baron GN, $19.95
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 3 Century TP, $19.99
Rom And The Micronauts TP, $24.99
Beef Volume 1 TP, $16.99
Weatherman #2 (Cover A Nathan Fox), $3.99
Avengers #5, $3.99
Cable #159 (Cover A Daniel Warren Johnson), $3.99
Immortal Hulk #3 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Infinity Countdown #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Nick Bradshaw), $4.99
Life Of Captain Marvel #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Julian Totino Tedesco), $4.99
Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #307, $3.99
Star Wars Poe Dameron #29, $3.99
Thor #3 (Cover A Michael Del Mundo), $3.99
X-Men Gold #32, $3.99
X-Men Red #6 (Cover A Travis Charest), $3.99
Invader Zim #32 (Cover A Maddie C), $3.99