Strange Times & Places: I, Joker

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today I’ve noticed that The Joker’s been getting a lot of protagonist love lately – so we’ll be reading 1998’s prestige format one-shot Batman: I, Joker, in which Mr. J is a straight up hero. How’s It Different? It takes place in a distant possible future, which … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Doom Patrol # 100

Welcome back to a new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week, I am looking at Doom Patrol # 100, cover dated December 1965 from DC Comics.  The comic sports a cover both pencilled and inked by Bob Brown and features Elasti-Girl battling a dinosaur!  I don't know what it was about DC back in the Silver Age, but their editors … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1971 New York Comic Art Program

Time for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've dug into my convention program booklets and pulled out the 1971 New York Comic Art Program.  The convention was held over the weekend of July 2nd through the 5th. There were two Guests of Honor, the first, artist Jim Steranko and second, writer Gardner Fox.  Publisher … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Americomics feat. Charlton Heroes

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re reviewing two comics that are rendered effectively an elseworld by the vagaries of copyrights and licensing – Americomics #3 and Americomics Special #1! How’s It Different? These stories were intended as continuations of the original Charlton Comics … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Silver Surfer # 18

Hey ho, ho hey!  I'm back this week with a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW.  Sorry about last couple of weeks of not being able to do new columns, but I was moving and you can image how much stuff I had to move!  But I'm back now and this week I'm looking at Silver Surfer # 18 from Marvel Comics.  The cover was drawn, … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Comixscene # 5

Happy Friday all!  The weekend has arrived and also another edition of Greg Turner's Fabulous Finds!  This week I've dug into my basement wonderland and uncovered issue number five (5) of Jim Steranko's Comixscene!  It's cover dated July - August 1973, and I purchased it at the 1974 Detroit Triple Fan Fair from Jim … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: DC: The New Frontier

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re looking at the second of the two all-time classic Cold War-set DC Comics Elseworlds: DC: The New Frontier! How’s It Different? It’s a Royale With Cheese and the best way to describe this mini’s timeline is “The DCU’s Post-Crisis timeline, but in real world … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Batman # 237

I'm still in the midst of the "Big Move" So once again this week, I am bringing back one of my oldest RETRO REVIEWs for you reading enjoyment.  This was originally posted in January 2010, so most of my readers of today will have not seen it before, and I suspect only of couple of you will even remember that I covered … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: The Golden Age

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’ll be taking two weeks to examine two DC Comics stories that tackle similar themes with similar characters while being very different tales. First up is 1993’s The Golden Age! How’s It Different? Hmmm….I’d say Royale With Cheese, though honestly it barely … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Nobody Loves the Hulk 45

Welcome back to my column; Fabulous Find.  This week I will have to re-share one of my earliest Fabulous Finds a second time, as I am in the midst of a big move and not able to dig out anything cool.  Everything is packed in so many boxes that I can not count them all, and I can not find anything, even if I wanted … [Read more...]

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