Monday, July 30, 2012
I really enjoyed Marvel's What If series, which told of alternate universes where heroes and events were sometimes very different from their normal existence. I still need to get several issues to complete my run but here are a few of my favorite issues. As you can see by these particular issues, I especially liked the stories dealing with The Avengers and their various members.
Friday, July 13, 2012
It's that time of year again when comic and pop culture fans everywhere head out to sunny San Diego for the annual Comic Con International. It's a crazy several days for everyone there but it's always a good time. I've only been once, in 2000, and had a great time. Here's the program from that year, with art by William Stout. Neato Coolville went in 2004 and got me this cool program featuring the work of Jack "King" Kirby.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
When I was a kid, oftentimes I'd pick up different prewrapped three packs of comics at my local mall's Woolworth store. A lot of these comics were published by Gold Key and released under the Whitman imprint. One of these three packs was one of my earliest introductions to Flash Gordon. I loved the covers of these books and while the interior stories weren't as good as the covers, I still loved these mags and was happy to find a few of the ones from back then. The covers still hold up well in my opinion.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
On this 4th of July, I thought I'd share some of my favorite patriotic covers. All scans courtesy of the Grand Comics Database. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day!