Monday, May 30, 2011

A True Comic Book Patriot



I figured on Memorial Day I'd post some images from the number one patriotic comic book superhero, Simon and Kirby's Captain America. These images come from the 70th Anniversary reprint of CA #1.







The Rocketeer Adventures #1



While I was on vacation in Arizona last week, I actually picked up a couple of new comics for the first time in a long time. I was really impressed with IDW's Rocketeer Adventures #1. The beautiful Alex Ross cover caught my eye and the interior stories were very good too, featuring art of John Cassaday, Mike Allred, and the great Bronze Age artist Michael Kaluta. It was good to see Kaluta's work again. He hasn't lost a step. There were also some neat pin-ups throughout the book starting with the splash page.



My favortie pin-up was this gorgeous Betty Page Saturday Evening Post cover by Jim Silke. It's really nice work.



The book finished up with this nice PSA for Hairy Cell Leukemia, the horrible disease that killed Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens a few years ago.



I really enjoyed reading this first issue and I plan to pick up however remaining issues there are. Hopefully the series will last a long time. I can never get enough Rocketeer!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Superhero Movies We Want To See

The website sofasandsectionals.com has a pretty cool article on what superhero movies they'd like to see and who should play the title characters. Check it out here. I would personally love to see a good Namor or Aquaman movie and I like the idea of Chris Pine as Aquaman. With the current popularity of superhero movies, it wouldn't surprise me if all of these movies were made eventually. I never thought I'd see a Thor movie so anything's possible.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

More Silver Age Thor Goodness

All cover art by the one and only Jack "King" Kirby.









Silver (and Bronze) Age Thor Goodness



I saw the Thor movie the other night and while it had its moments, I was hoping for more of an epic feel to the film. This inspired me to dig out my (somewhat small) collection of Silver (and a few Bronze) Age Thor books to take in some of that Lee-Kirby magic again, not to mention the genius of Big John Buscema. Here are a few of my favorites. It's all Kirby or Buscema covers except for #308 which is by Keith Pollard. I'll keeping posting a few more in the next few days.