Monday, August 30, 2010
So about 6 years ago I wanted it , I just got a bug for it and went on a search for it. I scoured and scoured conventions and comic shops all over Long Island and the city with no luck. I had given up hope on trying to find it...I could not even find a copy on EBAY at the time.
So one day...I was dropping my wife off at a local theatre here on the Island to see a production of JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT...well right in the same shopping center was a brand new hobby and comic book store. Not even expecting to find it I found it...it was in a box with a whole bunch of sports cards price guides...WHY? An entire box of Sports cards price guides and one lonely Monster Mag! Just my Luck! The lady behind the counter sold it to me for 2 bucks. It was in the box marked 2 bucks so I got it for 2 bucks...I was happy. So Iwent to Wendy's ate a burger and a Frosty and read my comic....ahhh. My wife came out of the show with her friends and I was all excited to tell her.
She was very happy for me. Cover art for MARVEL PREVIEW # 8 by KEN BARR
Youthful yet mature. needless to say cover by NICK CARDY.
( Note : The origin of Aquaman in this issue is differs slightly from what we're used to. He's an Aquaman from another earth I guess ) A very good read!
Cover By Nick Cardy
A G G G...GHOOOOST!!!!! ( Don't run away... ) Jim Corrigan murdered police officer comes back from the dead as the SPECTRE of vengeance and dishes out un-holy justice on evil doers. One of my top 10....
cover by NICK CARDY.
Super Heroes getting into everyday trifles...arguing with each other and quitting the team and all that.
One of the greatest examples of that'd probably be GREEN ARROW and GREEN LANTERN after
Neal Adams took the reigns.( great series/run too ) But despite all the drama I loved to see the Heroes all on one cover and the thought of one of the JLAers quitting...I'm hooked!
Great cover by Nick Cardy.
Cover by Frank Cho ( My new favorite artist )
Sunday, August 29, 2010
The 1970's DC comics series was not really faithful to the story and it was more of a reimagining.
Ed was a teacher of Social Studies and a Foot Ball and Wrestling coach and he had a presence like that of
Orson Welles...a Big Burly man...who liked education and comic books....Cancer took him away from us and it is because of this book right here I'll never forget Big Ed! Thank you Mr. Jerry Bingham for putting out a piece of work/history that has had a real impact on me and my memories and my life and it'll be fond memories of fond times for the rest of my days.....Cover art by - Jerry Bingham.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
On a trip to Florida when I was 10..this comic book was my lifeline...I spent 2 weeks in Florida and it was the most boring time of my life. It was so hot and there were alligators and I was not allowed to watch TV ( Grandma said kids belonged playing outside...and Bedtime was 7 o'clock...torture!!!! ) I had this comic book to keep me busy. I read it every day for 2 weeks.
Never send a kid to stay with his grandparents if they're homebodies who don't know how to trat a kid.
I could have gone to Sea world or Disney or even for Ice cream someplace but no...outside..alligators and in bed by 7....among the worst most boring times of my life.
But I still loved my Grandparents unconditionally. Just could not understand why I was treated that way?
Art By Ross Andru.
Included in the post is my recreation of the piece. Definately one of my favorite covers.