...the first post-apocalyptic series hero in comics!
This tale from Fiction House's Planet Comics #21 (1942) written by "Thorncliffe Herrick" (a Fiction House pen-name) and illustrated by Rudy Palais pretty efficiently introduces the main characters and concepts behind the series, which lasted from this issue to #70 in 1953!
The strip evolves over its' run, so be prepared for some surprises to go along with the cliches!
BTW, we mentioned KillRaven in our opening.
Roy Thomas' initial concept for Marvel's 1970s War of the Worlds sequel (which evolved into KillRaven) was inspired by this strip along with H G Wells' novel and Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter and Carson of Venus series! Note: We left off our re-presentation of Harsh Realm in March when the CoronaVirus pandemic hit critical level.
We're returning to that series next week, presenting a complete issue in three parts, then running a Lost World story as a "palate cleanser" between issues!
...as the Red Death closes in around his castle, Prince Prospero decides to do the only thing he can do...PARTY ON!
Adapted and illustrated by comics legend Richard Corben, this somewhat-snarly, but extremely-kool version of the gothic classic appeared in Dark Horse's multi award-winning 2013 one-shot Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven and the Red Death!
The book-length saga of Superman dying from "Virus X" was one of the classic (and often reprinted) Silver Age tales of the Man of Steel!
But. that's not what we're showing...since it's been reprinted numerous times over the years (and deservedly so)!
Did you know it was re-conceived as an expanded, multi-part, never-reprinted, story in Action Comics several years later?
Plus, we're presenting not one, but two Blogathons featuring the Man of Steel's cousin in stories unseen for 50 years!
Several of Supergirl's (somewhat kinky) romances in True Love Comics Tales! And...
The Maiden of Might's weirdest, wildest adventures in Heroines!
There's still more (we have to keep you entertained and safe), but you'll have to be back next Sunday to find out about them...