Saturday, July 11, 2020

Have A SUPER Summer with RetroBlogs Blogathons!

We've already begun... the CW's favorite heroine, Supergirl, discovers summer camp is anything but fun!
Next week...
More Supergirl fun as we re-present one of her wildest, never-reprinted, adventures!
PLUS: Superman experiences the Kryptonian version of Covid-19 in the first chapter of a never-reprinted, multi-part saga at Hero Histories!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday Fun FUNNY TUNES "Space Mouse in 'Mister Fix-It' " and "Peter Rabbit in 'Parking Space!' "

Let's get back to non-disease-oriented humor...
...with a decidedly Earth-bound Space Mouse one-pager...
...and an oddly space-bound Peter Rabbit short!
I'd say somebody gave the artist for these pieces from Avon's Funny Tunes #1 (1953) the wrong scripts...except the writer and artist are the same person...Frank Carin!
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Reading Room: SPACE ACTION "War Fleet of the Traitor EarthMen"

If you think you can't trust politicians now...
...let's look at the future (as seen from the 1950s), when they'll betray the whole planet!
Penciled by Lou Cameron and inked by Rocco Mastroserio, this tale from Ace's Space Action #1 (1952), was typical of pulp and comic sci-fi of the era.
The writer is, mercifully, unknown.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday Worlds of Wonder LOST WORLD "Enter Hunt Bowman!"

Before KillRaven!
Before Kamandi!
There was...Hunt Bowman...
...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!
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(which includes this story and other kool space-oriented stuff)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Blogathons are Under Way!

Fans of HBO's Perry Mason can check out his hard-boiled early stories HERE...
...and martial arts fans can see a never-reprinted series from 1975 HERE!
Keep your eyes peeled!
There's much more coming!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday Madness / CoronaVirus Comics MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Conclusion 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!
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stay Safe by Sheltering in Place with RetroBlogs' Summer Blogathons...

...we'll keep you entertained with time-lost rare and never-reprinted tales you'll find only at...
...our newest RetroBlog
...controversial Western tales featuring TV's Confederate protagonists the Gray Ghost and the Rebel at
Barbaric action in the Conan/Kull tradition at
...along with the already-announced
Perry Mason...whose never-reprinted comic books will show you why the new HBO series is closer than you think to the early novels!
Check out
Crime & Punishment
for his hard-boiled adventures!
And, to make it a Super-Summer Blogathon...
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?
That's what you'll see at
Hero Histories
in July!
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!

The Maiden of Might's weirdest, wildest adventures in
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...