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A blog about comic books, and enjoying the stories, characters and creators of them...and occasionally subjects that relate to comic books as well.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Happy Halloween 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
...that of the creature of Frankenstein (which Mary Shelley didn't create until the 1800s!).
How did this come about?
The Frontier Frankenstein
Then, the next day, Tomahawk and the Rangers just have to wait for the chemicals to burn out of Big Anvil's system so he won't change again!these classic covers by Neal Adams instead)!
Friday, October 29, 2021
Jimmy Olsen Monster Mash
But, for a couple of issues, Jimmy's monstrous transformations became a menace to him.
Let's see how these events happened...which both happened under covers by Curt Swan and George Klein.
The World Of Doomed Olsens!
Legion of Super-Heroes (Mon-El as the Collector, and Proty II, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Bouncing Boy and Chameleon Boy as the Jimmys). The Legion did this to see if Jimmy could spot the hoax. When he did, they were to make him an honorary Legionnaire.
The World Of 1,000 Olsens!
Wolf Man, Giant Turtle Man, Human Porcupine and Octopus, Fat Jimmy Olsen and more (though they forgot Jimmy as Superman or as a gorilla), and come back later, at some point, to see coverage of Jimmy as Elastic Lad, Flamebird and Agent Double 5!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Remembering JoAnna Cameron
DC capitalized on the success of the Saturday morning show, by introducing the character in Shazam #25 (September-October, 1976), by Denny O'Neil and Dick Giordano, then spinning the character off into her own series, which lasted 8 issues, with a first issue by Denny O'Neil, Ric Estrada and Wally Wood, and later issues by Steve Skeates, Jack C. Harris, Mike Vosberg, Jose Delbo and Mike Netzer.
Issue #1 and #2 (1976) Covers by Kurt Schaffenberger and Mike Vosburg/Jack Abel
Issue #3 and #4 (1977) Covers by Mike Vosburg with Vince Colletta and Dick Giordano
Issue #5 and #6 (1977) Covers by Mike Vosburg with Vince Colletta
Issue #7 and #8 (1977) Covers by Rich Buckler and Vince Colletta
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Creature Commandos Tales Two By Two 1
This isn't a reality show, this is World War II, with a battle hardened Lieutenant gathering together 3 men, who have been scientifically altered into horror architypes, who will fight evil as....
....The Creature Commandos!
Here is a look at their first two adventures!
The Creature Commandos
Starting at a secret briefing, with Lt. Matthew Shrieve of U.S. Army Intelligence, as he addresses an audience of distinguished generals, admirals and senators...
The Faceless Enemy
This time around, the team was sent to retrieve a Doctor Frederique from the Nazis in a storm covered area of occupied France.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Writing In The Chamber Of Chills
While working, take a look at a few horror covers from this title run which lasted 26 issues from June 1951 to December 1954 by Lee Elias, featuring tales of terror and suspense!
Chamber of Chills #5 and #6
Chamber of Chills #8 and #11
Chamber of Chills #14 and #15
Chamber of Chills #16 and #17
Chamber of Chills #24 and #25
Chamber of Chills #4 and #10
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Almost Frankenstein - The Patchwork Man
Let's see how this monster that resembled Frankenstein's was put together....
Early Swamp ThingsSwamp Thing to save her....though he had a serious, nearly life ending fall.
Reprise: The Patchwork Man
Discussing the mental state of the monster in front of lab assistants Andy Harty and Darleen Greer, the Patchwork Man flashbacks on how he was Gregori Arcane, doting on his daughter Abby, though the government was going to take her away due to his long sales trips.
This would have continued in House of Secrets #141, but the series took a hiatus, and when it came back, the next Patchwork Man story didn't appear. It was finished, and was published in a European magazine, and only recently here in the states, in the House of Secrets Omnibus Volume 2.
End Of The Patchwork Man
...Gregori and Anton later appeared as the Swamp Thing travelled back in time to the World Wars, but the Patchwork Man was done.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Happy Hockey Horror Season
Saturday, October 9, 2021
But, Frankenstein #1 (March-May, 1963) wasn't exactly all that it was suppose to be, even though it did sport a painted cover by Vic Prezio, and interior story and art by Don Segall and Bob Jenney.
Issue 2 came out in September, 1966, by D. J. Arneson and Tony Tallarico, and now he wasn't a monster, but a super hero!
The monster was created in an old castle in America in the 19th century, and, after 100 years, a city grew around it. The creature awoke during a lightning storm, and, finding a human mask (to hide his green skin) went out, taking the name "Frank Stone". He promptly found a billionaire, who died and left him a fortune. So, Frank then decided to put his great strength to use, becoming a super hero, with his true identity only known by his butler, William, but suspected by his girl friend, Ann Thorpe.
Oh, what brave heroes this Dell world must have!