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 Posted:   Nov 17, 2017 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Lately I've been on a World's Finest kick for the Rich Buckler artwork. Buckler has a distinctive way of laying out his panels, though I'm sure it's Neal Adams influenced. In fact, Buckler's art, when inked by the great Dick Giordano has an Adamsesque look. about it.

I've also grown to apprciate the many (many) covers illustrated by the Ross Andru-Dick Giordano team. I've lost track of the number of superb Superman and Action Comics covers they did.

There's also writer-artist Ed Hannigan, who along with That Man Giordano, also produced many outstanding covers.

And if anyone can recommend a free photo hosting service, I'll put some of those covers up. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2017 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Jim, just snag 'em from Comics.org!

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2017 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Jim, just snag 'em from Comics.org!

Testing, testing...

Superman #342 (September 1979)

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman_Vol_1_342

(This cover is more for my personal nostalgia, as it was the second issue of Superman I ever bought; the first was #341)

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2017 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Legion of Super Bloggers is a fine blog written with great enthusiasm and insight. The authors are clearly longtime fans of the Legion of Superheroes:

http://legionofsuperbloggers.blogspot.com/

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2017 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It won't be released until August 28, 2017 but it's great news for my 2018 that Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2 will be published.

Collects BATMAN #337-346 & #348; WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #270; DETECTIVE COMICS #505-513.

http://www.amzn.com/140128163X

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

It won't be released until August 28, 2017 but it's great news for my 2018 that Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2 will be published.

Collects BATMAN #337-346 & #348; WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #270; DETECTIVE COMICS #505-513.

http://www.amzn.com/140128163X


For those of you who enjoy digital copies of comics, Amazon has a huge sale going on for DC and Marvel graphic novels. I got the Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway, Vol. 1, and the first two Jim Aparo collections, all of which sell for $50 a piece in hardcover for $5 each for kindle. Although I still prefer print copies, the price is hard to beat, and I believe at least the first Aparo volume is out of print and selling for high prices used. Looking forward to reading the collections!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)













 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

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Bob Kane didn't give true credit to Finger until before he died. Also, Jerry Robinson was a better artist than Kane, who often took cocredit for the covers that Robinson drew.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Oops.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2018 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Call me, Superman...when you decide you can make the hard decisions. When the villains aren't so easily defined...

...and justice is harder to serve."

~Batman to Superman, World's Finest #294 (Aug 1983 cover date).

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tquwgLXbwZQ/Uv1MzEgDEKI/AAAAAAABbKw/9OfUIeUcUhU/s1600/world's+finest+294-30.jpg

http://wfcomicsblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/worlds-finest-294-august-1983.html

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2018 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


For those of you who enjoy digital copies of comics, Amazon has a huge sale going on for DC and Marvel graphic novels. I got the Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway, Vol. 1, and the first two Jim Aparo collections, all of which sell for $50 a piece in hardcover for $5 each for kindle. Although I still prefer print copies, the price is hard to beat, and I believe at least the first Aparo volume is out of print and selling for high prices used. Looking forward to reading the collections!


When it comes to books, I'm mostly a book-in-my-hands guy, though for things like BACK ISSUE I have purchased a few PDF downloads. I certainly understand the financial and convenience aspects of getting digital comics, but I tend to be book oriented.

Besides, whenever I spend the money on seemingly OOP stuff, it "suddenly" comes back into print!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2018 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Am I the only person to have misread the thread title as signaling an imminent comic book version of the Orson Welles movie?

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2018 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Am I the only person to have misread the thread title as signaling an imminent comic book version of the Orson Welles movie?

Yes. It's yet another sign of "Golden Age Senility."

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2018 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)


For those of you who enjoy digital copies of comics, Amazon has a huge sale going on for DC and Marvel graphic novels. I got the Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway, Vol. 1, and the first two Jim Aparo collections, all of which sell for $50 a piece in hardcover for $5 each for kindle. Although I still prefer print copies, the price is hard to beat, and I believe at least the first Aparo volume is out of print and selling for high prices used. Looking forward to reading the collections!


When it comes to books, I'm mostly a book-in-my-hands guy, though for things like BACK ISSUE I have purchased a few PDF downloads. I certainly understand the financial and convenience aspects of getting digital comics, but I tend to be book oriented.


I prefer print copies myself, but I can only store so much, and I am reaching capacity, so storing a bunch of comics in the cloud in an organized fashion has a lot of appeal. As do $5 sales. Digital comics aren't perfect, as two page spreads aren't anywhere near as powerful as they are when reading a comic, my reader is smaller than a comic book, and it isn't as easy to flip through a chunk of pages rapidly, but thanks to some great sales, I am also trying some books I wouldn't have otherwise tried, and been rewarded more often than not.

Besides, whenever I spend the money on seemingly OOP stuff, it "suddenly" comes back into print!

Can I give you a list of things to buy in hopes they will come back into print? wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Wow, the ugly '90s artwork in this thread really depresses me! LOL If I ever decide to look for another free picture hosting service, I'd like to wallpaper this topic up with some quality Aparo, Newton, and Colan artwork!

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Wow, the ugly '90s artwork in this thread really depresses me! LOL If I ever decide to look for another free picture hosting service, I'd like to wallpaper this topic up with some quality Aparo, Newton, and Colan artwork!

I grew up on 90s comics and I can safely say the sweeping majority of it has aged very, very poorly. I use to love Todd MacFarlane's stuff - even kept some issues of Spitfire & The Troubleshooters because of it - but man, his stuff really bothers me now.

And Erik Larson, who's stuff on Amazing Spider-Man I use to enjoy, seems to have lost any and all concept of how to draw or proper proportioning.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

That's okay, Lehah. You are on record as being an Al Williamson admirer, so all is forgiven.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2018 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It's not Marvel or DC, but January 13 marks the 71st anniversary of the debut of one of my favorite comic strips, Steve Canyon, which was created by the Rembrandt of cartoonists, Milton Caniff. Legendary Batman artist Jim Aparo was a dedicated fan of Caniff's, so it sort of connects with this thread.

Discovering Caniff's artwork was one of those "I remember where I was" moments. It was spellbinding stuff. I remember being in a Asheville North Carolina comic book shop in summer, 1983. I was there to pick up some X-Men back issues and other assorted items when I came across Kitchen Sink's Steve Canyon Magazine #2.

I quickly dropped whatever I *thought* I was going to buy and instead got the Canyon mag. It opened up a world of 1940s-era adventure I had not experienced since that Indiana Jones fellow made his mark on my young life. Canyon, however, was actually *from* that Golden Age of Adventure! The magazine reprinted a few months' worth of Steve Canyon dailies and Sundays from 1947, but also, perhaps more importantly, included historical supplemental background material that further drew me into that world of newspaper comic strips. When we were on family vacations, I would routinely clip out the comic strips of whatever our own local paper did not carry and pour over them, wanting to read more. I still have those old clippings.

Fast forward to a few years ago and while visiting Barcelona, I learn that the publisher, IDW with its Library of American Comics imprint, is in the midst of reprinting in hardcover every damned--41 years worth--of the Steve Canyon comic strip. They are up to 1959-60, with a new volume out next month. Yes, I have them all, though not in the Catalan language, which is how I first discovered these hardcovers.

https://www.scribd.com/document/213719516/Steve-Canyon-Vol-4-1953-1954-Preview

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2018 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

^
^
I love having interests which are even obscure for this place (though I'm probably giving this place too much credit; our Thor did mention being a fan of the comic strip Phantom, though).

 
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