Monday, July 26, 2010

Joe Kubert's Viking Prince

I just picked up the new Viking Prince collection DC put out as part of its Joe Kubert library. I always thought that Viking Prince was one of the more underrated strips Kubert did for DC in the 50's and 60's. The art as usual is just gorgeous and the stories by Bob Kanigher are a treat as well. The collection reprints all of the Brave And Bold issues plus his guest appearance in a Sgt. Rock tale from the mid 60's. It's just great Silver Age stuff. The actual cover underneath the dust jacket just blew me away.

Here's the Amazon link to pick this beauty up. I highly recommend it for any Kubert fan and fan of DC's Silver Age adventure strips in general.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Silver Age Mutant Madness

When I was in junior high school, I was a huge Marvel Maniac. I had always been a DC guy up until then but a buddy I met in 7th grade introduced me to The X-Men and it was all over. I picked up all the newer issues including the classic Dark Phoenix saga but I had a huge interest in picking up the earlier Silver Age issues. I recently found some of them again and thought I'd post some of my favorites.

X-Men #13 (September 1965) Cover by Jack Kirby

X-Men #18 (March 1966) Cover by Werner Roth with layouts by Jack Kirby

X-Men #29 (February 1967) Cover by Werner Roth

X-Men #31 (April 1967) Cover by Dan Adkins

X-Men #39 (December, 1967) Cover by George Tuska

X-Men #42 (March, 1968) Cover by John Buscema

X-Men #43 (April, 1968) Cover by John Buscema

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Showcase Presents Bat Lash

I just finished reading this great volume of DC's Showcase Presents series featuring every appearance of the late 60's western hero Bat Lash. Although it only lasted seven issues, it's been hailed as one of the more innovative titles DC put out back then. With scripts and plots by Denny O'Neil and Sergio Aragones and wonderful (as always) art by Nick Cardy, the series definitely deserved a longer run. The black and white reproduction in this volume gives the stories a little more mood which I think works very well. So check out this book if you're into quality western tales.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July

I thought I'd post some of my favorite patriotic covers through the years to honor America's birthday. All of the images are courtesy of the Grand Comic Book Database.

Happy Independence Day everybody!

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