This was the first appearance of Speedy in a Teen Titans title, with this flashback tale happening before the first appearance of the Teen Titans, though later events made him a charter member, so the importance of his issue cannot be overlooked!
A blog about comic books, and enjoying the stories, characters and creators of them...and occasionally subjects that relate to comic books as well.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Teen Titans Olympics
Monday, July 26, 2021
Captain Marvel Olympics
Friday, July 23, 2021
Wonder Woman Olympics
Wonder Woman had Greek beginnings, but it took a trip to the future, where Diana helped President Virtura of the female kingdom of Noman against the male forces Prowd, the director of Elam in Olympic games, in a story by William Marston and H. G. Peter in Sensation Comics #83 (November, 1948) in "The Sinister Olympics".
Sunday, July 18, 2021
National Ice Cream Day With Betty And Veronica 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
This was the world of Earth A.D. (After Disaster), and the world Kamandi, the Last Boy On Earth, set out to explore.
Sadly, he didn't have a map with which to explore it!
Here, he encountered Great Caesar and his tiger-men cavalry, who were battling the leopard men. Kamandi was captured, and taken to the human slave pits (the mutated men thinking Kamandi just a dumb animal, which all humans had fallen to). There, he met the talking bulldog scientist Doctor Canus, who took an interest in the boy, and introduced him to Ben Boxer, a radioactive android who looked like a normal human...
The issue had a new story as well, entitled "Me!", with with Kamandi, Dr. Canus, Ben Boxer and Prince Tuftan (the son of Great Caesar) fighting gorilla commandos and meeting a new alien, which would come to figure in the future of Kamandi!
The issue also contained a lengthy article on the penciling talent of Jack Kirby, written by Steve Sherman.
Jack would soon leave the title after this story, but with this and other works, DC writers would start to flesh out the world after the Great Disaster (more on that here!), and though they took it in some unexpected directions, Kirby had laid out the map!Steel the Indestructible Man #6, Secret Society of Super-Villains #16 and #17 and more!
Monday, July 5, 2021
National Bikini Day 2021 With Betty And Veronica
Another year, another National Bikini Day, and this time, just watching Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge..
...as are Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle and the boys from Riverdale, as on this cover to Archie's Girls Betty And Veronica #226 (October, 1974) from Dan DeCarlo.
Yes, technically a bikini is a two-piece, so these are swimsuits, but just enjoy the cover and the day....
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Happy 4th Of July With Captain America
One of the things this special Marvel Treasury did was celebrate the 200th Birthday of the United States, which was celebrated heavily on July 4th, 1976.
Due to events in the story, Jack Kirby had a few pin up pages, where he explored the idea of Captain America, that, Cap was an institution, supporting America from colonial days, well into space and the future!
Best of all, in line with July being Western Comics Month, Cap even was ready to be part of the drive to expand the USA, heading out west to spread our country across North America!
These Captain America redesigns a wonderful "What If?" to the Captain America legend....
Friday, July 2, 2021
Wild West UFO Invasion
The framing story, "Behold The Wild Frontier", deals with a grandpa trying to get some logging done, yet his two wild grandsons are more interested in getting in the way. So, to calm them down, he sits them down and starts to tell him stories of men going out to tame the Western frontier.
Buffalo Bill (from Frontier Fighters #6 from July-August 1956 - cover not pictured),
Tomahawk (from World's Finest Comics #69 of March-April 1954) and Pow-Wow Smith (from Detective Comics #178 from December, 1951), with the last two not being featured on the covers, and a little Tomahawk history is here, as Pow-Wow Smith's is here!