Saturday, July 30, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Today is a day to hang our heads in shame.
This is the day Luthor first created a Bizarro version of Superman (after Professor Dalton created the first Bizarro, a version of Superboy, in Superboy #68 of October, 1958 by Otto Binder and George Papp) with an imperfect duplicator ray.
First Bizarro - Action Comics #254 (July, 1959)
First Bizarro Lois Lane - Action Comics #255 (August, 1959)
First Bizarro World - Action Comics #263 (April, 1960)
First Bizarro Jr. - Superman #140 (October, 1960)
First Bizarro series - Adventure Comics #285 (June, 1961)
Bizarros vex the Legion - Adventure Comics #329 (February, 1965)
Bizarro thinks Bizarro World destroyed, has powers slightly changed, getting ice vision and flame breath
Superman #305 and #306 (November and December, 1976)
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Filled with all the fun you expect from an adaptation of a popular movie sequel, with Brody and his family dealing with the return of another shark to the Amity beach!
Sunday, July 24, 2022
...especially when he turned the team's Lady Blackhawk into the menace known as Queen Killer Shark!
Queen Killer Shark and The Return Of Queen Killer Shark
Five Links To Eternity and The Revenge Of Queen Killer Shark
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
...with a series of Wonder Woman covers that he both penciled and inked!
Wonder Woman #197 and #201 (Nov-Dec, 1971 and July-August, 1972)
Wonder Woman #202 and #203 (Sept-Oct and Nov-Dec, 1972)
Wonder Woman #219 and #220 (August-Sept and Oct-Nov, 1975)
Wonder Woman #261 and #262 (November and December, 1979)
Dick also inked many, many more covers of Wonder Woman, starting with #178, and ending with #328. as he was known better as an inker than a penciler, but his work was a wonder to behold!
Sunday, July 17, 2022
She first appeared in Superboy #10 (September-October, 1950) to be a thorn in young Clark Kent's side, trying to prove he was Superboy...
Vartox), but Lana's heart would return to Superman....
Friday, July 15, 2022
Well, settle for a quick story of the Vigilante, and how this particular version of him had his first appearance here, meeting the members of the Justice League of America!
The Coming Of The Doomsters
This story starts in Star City, as Green Arrow and a night watchman dealing with a burning river....and Green Arrow calling in Superman and Green Lantern. The three heroes take off after (though the night watchmen tries to get their attention). Superman and Green Lantern take Green Arrow to the new teleporter to take him to the JLA's new satellite, with Batman, Atom, Hawkman and Black Canary meeting him there.member, Black Canary. At the event, a fight ensues, and the team find out the watchman is the old Prairie Troubadour, the Vigilante (Greg Sanders). Checking out their attackers, Superman and Batman head to a planet in the Sirius system, Green Arrow goes to check the zoning of the plant where the fire started, and Batman, Atom, Black Canary and the Vigilante check the plant. At the plant, the heroes are captured in a net, and lowered into a vat of acid....
Come Slowly Death, Come Slyly
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Well, to be honest, it was just a villain Blue Beetle faced twice during his original two Charlton comics run, but, let's take a look at him anyway!
The Praying Mantis-Man
Premiering in Blue Beetle #4 (January, 1965) by Joe Gill, Bill Fraccio and Tony Tallarico (with cover by Pat Massulli and Dick Giordano), was Hunter Mann, a radical naturalist who, due to his work with chlorophyll, turned a shade of green, and planned to change the work with giant mosquitos. His work was found out by entomologist Juanita Rivera, who enlisted the help of Dan Garrett. Dan, when he realized the size of the threat, pulled out his mystic scarab, said "kaji dha" and became the super hero, Blue Beetle!
But, it wasn't over....
The People Thieves
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
With Sabrina Spellman watching, Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper are tossing around a frisbee on the beach with Archie Andrews picture on it, as Veronica Lodge wonders why, on this cover to Laugh #259 (October, 1972) by Dan DeCarlo that is a good enough choice to celebrate National Bikini Day!
Monday, July 4, 2022
...but, Superman really isn't a part of the treasury edition, as Superman just hosts 6 tales of frontiersman Tomahawk with tales from the American Revolution from Star-Spangled Comics #73, #121, #126, #127 and Tomahawk #45 and a few special features.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
True, it only featured reprints of his stories (as well as some from Nighthawk/Hannibal Hawkes, the Trigger Twins/Walt and Wayne Trigger) with cover art by Alex Toth....but they did exist!
Johnny Thunder #1 (February-March, 1973)Johnny Thunder reprints from All-American Western #103 (November, 1948) with The City Without Guns and #125 (April-May, 1952) with Johnny Thunder's Last Roundup and Nighthawk reprint from Western Comics #42 (November-December, 1953) with The Gun-Fighting Statue.
Johnny Thunder #2 (April-May, 1973)
Johnny Thunder #3 (July-August, 1973)
Johnny Thunder reprints from All-American Western #122 (October-November, 1951) and All-Star Western #71 (June-July, 1953) with The Real Johnny Thunder and Battle For Mesa City, and Nighthawk reprint from Western Comics #75 (May-June, 1959) with Secret Of The Outlaw Timepiece.