Saturday, February 28, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: Western Comics Adventures

Saddle up, buckaroos!
We have cowboys in all shapes and sizes...
...from real (or reel) life movie and tv stars... masked avengers... kick-butt women, every bit as good as a man!
There's lots more so...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: True Love Comics Tales

"Romance comics?
Why would I read those?"
How about to read never-reprinted work by comics legends...
...John Buscema?
...Wally Wood?
...or Dan DeCarlo doing sci-fi!
(To be accurate, the Dan DeCarlo story has been reprinted in a fantastic [though limited-run] hardcover!)
Want to see more?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: Seduction of the Innocent

Want to read the stuff your grandparents didn't want your parents to read?
...then you've come to the right place!
Hell, we even have 3-D!
Have a look!
You know you want to...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: War: Past, Present & Future

Currently running the never-reprinted WWI 50th Anniversary series from the Silver Age, World War Stories...
...this blog covers comic book tales about warfare from pre-history to the far future (if any).
And almost all of the material has never been reprinted!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: Heroines!

Presenting the best in never-reprinted comic heroines from the long-lost, but much-beloved, Isis... the futuristic one-shot wonder Aurora... 1960s super-spy Tiffany Sinn...
...and many other super (and non-super) sisters!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Visit Our Other RetroBlogs: Secret Sanctum of Captain Video

Specializing in comic adaptations of tv shows, movies, and dramatic radio shows, Secret Sanctum of Captain Video™ runs material unseen since first publication years and sometimes decades earlier.
Recent posts include...
The Avengers
Conan the Destroyer
Man from U.N.C.L.E.
and both the radio and movie versions of The Shadow!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reading Room BUCCANEERS "Black Roger: Straight to the Heart of the Enemy Stronghold!"

Let's return to one of the first Muslim (or Moslem, as they were known then) fighters... he takes on a pirate who, well read for yourself...
You'll note that, in this tale from Quality's Buccaneers #20 (1950) Jaril and his crew look Asian, yet report to an Arabic-looking caliph.
Plus he admits he's not a "true" Moslem.
When superheroes' popularity waned at the end of World War II, comics looked for other genres to fill the gap.
Taking their cue from movie box office sales, several publishers either premiered new books featuring swashbuckling scoundrels or converted ongoing titles from superheroes to pirates.
While most of the strips were pretty blatant copies of various Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power pirate characters, this strip recombined elements of Captain Blood (Educated professional wrongly-convicted) and Zorro (masked avenger) along with our hero concentrating on a particular class of pirate...Moslems along the Barbary Coast of Africa!
Regrettably, both writer and artist(s) are unknown.
Black Roger appeared in every issue of Buccaneers during its'  9-issue run, never once making the cover (That was reserved for an Errol Flynn/Sea Hawk clone named "Captain Daring".
But you'll be seeing them all on this blog over the next few months.
Watch for them!