A blog about comic books, and enjoying the stories, characters and creators of them...and occasionally subjects that relate to comic books as well.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Crisis Endings For Superman Batman And The Flash
Two of the longer running ending titles were the Flash and World's Finest Comics.
Each were there for the beginnings of DC's Silver Age, but had run their course....
World's Finest Comicsteaming up with Superman #76 (May-June, 1952), but began regular team-ups with World's Finest Comics #71 (July-August, 1954), with these issues being some of the earliest tales of what would be called Earth-1, with the friendship of Superman and Batman being a foundation of that world, even before the existence of the Justice League of America, or the existence of a hero which started the Silver Age.
the Outsiders, and though they patched things up, the title came to an end with World's Finest Comics #323 (January, 1986) as the Crisis On Infinite Earths was on its 10th issue.
The FlashGolden Age Flash with Flash #105 (February-March, 1959), soon after helping to form the Justice League of America along with Superman and Batman (and a few others), and even having a hand in finding the multiple Earths with the Golden Age Flash.
Suicide Squad), picked up his own title, Flash #1 (June, 1987)...proving "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end"!
Friday, December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas With Dennis The Menace
..not unlike Dennis the Menace on this Christmas cover from Dennis The Menace Giant #61 (Winter, 1968) from Fawcett Comics.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Skeletal Santa Claus
...is the highlight of this issue (and cover by Nick Cardy) of Witching Hour #28 (February, 1973).
Horror hostess Cynthia gives readers the tale of why you should "Never Kill Santa Claus" with art by Gerry Talaoc.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Merry Christmas From Mighty Samson
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Sabrina's Christmas Shopping Magic
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Blue Devil Creation
Blue Devil Preview
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Batman Meets Superboy?
Believe it or not, even Superman has those days....and, here is the story of a time when he had one of those days, and how his friend, Batman, had to work with Superman's younger self....Superboy!
You Can Take The Boy Out Of Smallville...
Superman (and Superboy) try to time travel home...but neither have success.
Batman, after advising the Teen of Steel to think more, and be less impulsive, takes him along to investigate why this happened. A quick check of electronic sales records finds one person who sold electronic parts to power a time machine.a tragic life event that helped change a Superboy into a Superman).
Distraught, Superboy returns to Batman demoralized, yet Batman encourages the young man to live up to their memory and soldier on, looking for lead-lined possible secret headquarters.
Superboy charges in to stop I.Q., but, as Batman feared, I.Q. was ready with a Kryptonite beam, but Superboy miraculously shruggs it off, going to stop the solar flare as Batman deals with I.Q. After, Superboy returns, explaining he took advice from Batman, borrowing some lead shielding from the HQ to protect him from I.Q's Kryptonite. The solar radiation he absorbed seemed to destroy the barrier preventing him from going home, and headed home (not to remember this adventure, likely due to Saturn Girl's Legion of Super-Heroes edict to prevent Superboy learning of his future from time travel), with Batman ready to explain to his pal, Superman, what had happened.first meeting" for the pair, though Superman and Batman would later find their relationship strained, as Batman quit the JLA to form the Outsiders (with Barr and Aparo showing how well Batman could train new heroes....after a little encouragement from his young partner, Robin, from when the Titans/Outsiders teamed-up).
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Batman Back to World War II
The Secret That Saved A World
Here, Batman had come across a murder while patrolling Gotham City...with clues from the victim's housekeeper and Bruce Wayne's friend, Bill Dysart, leading him to believe it was Nazis trying to get their hands on uranium.
Unknown Soldier usually applied his spycraft behind enemy lines in Europe...
...he did on rare occasions disguise himself to fight spies here in the United States of America during World War II as well.
Ice Station AlphaThe Earth-2 Blackhawks were featured in Military Comics and in the Quality issues of Blackhawk, with the Earth-1 versions of the team started with Blackhawk #108 (January, 1957) when the team moved over to DC (with much later issues of Blackhawk detailing the Earth-1 adventures of Blackhawk during World War II).Sgt. Rock in B&B (but, that appearance implied that the first Batman/Sgt. Rock team-up also took place on Earth-2, which then was a problem for all the later team-ups of the two, which took place after World War II.....so, these will get some attention as a much later date).
Can you circle the problem with the first B&B being a tale of the Earth-2 Batman? Here's an article that gives you a hint....