“Yesterday’s” Comic> Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6

“Adam, the monster is over here!”

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6


Hamilton Comics (May, 1996)

COLORIST: Summer Hinton
EDITORS: John Clark & Gary Leach
“Attack Of The Gargantutron!”
WRITER: Jack C. Harris
ARTIST: Al Bigley
“Shop Till You Drop…Dead!”
WRITER: Nicola Cuti
ARTIST: Gray Morrow

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Chapter By Chapter #5 revealed

BW Chapter by Chapter header

Our next selection is a bit different from what we’ve looked at previous at our online read-along book club. While previous offerings have all been in the science fiction genre, this is not. It doesn’t have superheroes, either…as far as I know. It is, however, part of a series of books that have become a series of movies. It’s a young reader book and not something I would have gotten myself, even when this became part of my library. When I was a kid my parents encouraged my love of reading. So they signed me up for the Weekly Reader book club. Every…I don’t remember how often–monthly, I think, I received a new book. You couldn’t choose your genre and that’s actually a good thing. I can’t say for certain that my preferences were set in stone so while I still had my drawn I was still open to something outside of my usual circle and it’s good for kids to have a wide range of exposure to see what they like and what they don’t.

I remember when my mom tried to read me this book at my request. We sat on the couch, began to read, and then I had to go to the bathroom. Every time she tried to read it, actually. For some reason I really had to go a lot that day, until finally she gave up and I didn’t blame her even then. I was disappointed and for some reason never tried to read it again. It’s sat on my shelf for years (not counting the years it was in a pile of books before I had a shelf to put them on) unread…until now!

I’m not sure what else to put in this intro so no more “horsing around”. The next Chapter By Chapter book is………..

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Reggie 12 FCBD

Reggie 12 FCBD

What did the Iron Giant ever do to you?

Reggie 12 Free Comic Book Day

Highwater Books (July, 2009)

CONTRIBUTORS: Ralph Stevenson, Brian Ralph, Mart

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Morning Article Link: Comics Versus Dyslexia


Visual-dyslexia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’ve heard that dyslexia is a terrible thing to suffer with because it makes reading difficult and words are something we use a lot of in this world, from books to street signs. Jay Stringer, writing for Panels, suffers from dyslexia. Read about how comics have been a big help in getting his problem under control.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> The Transformers #69

The Transformers #69

I still say Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the plasma rifle.

The Transformers #69

Marvel (August, 1990)

“Eye Of The Storm”
WRITER: Simon Furman
PENCILER: Andrew Wildman
INKERS: Harry Candelario & Bob Lewis
COLORIST: Nel Yomtov
LETTERER: Rick Parker
EDITOR: Don Daley

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Sing Me A “Story”: The Reflex

Sing Me a Story logo

The quotation marks should be obvious for anyone who has heard this song and tried to figure out the lyrics. Duran Duran’s “The Reflex” was the last single from the album Seven And The Ragged Tiger, proving that not making sense wasn’t limited to this song. The last two songs are “Tiger, Tiger” and “The Seventh Stranger”, but neither were selected as singles.

As for “The Reflex”, the song makes no sense. I was going to wait on this but what the heck. The band has admitted that they were drunk off their backsides when they came up with this song, but I have to wonder why nobody during the whole process didn’t sober up and say “the music, beat, and pattern of the song are great…now fix the lyrics!”. I’ve heard dance club music that made more sense, and they’re not usually meant to. I love dance music but have you listened to the lyrics of some of these songs? (Not surprising then that there’s a dance mix of this song.) So can anybody make a story out of…this?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Strike Force Legacy

Strike Force Legacy #1

There’s a shot you didn’t ask for.

Strike Force Legacy

Comic0/Arpad Publishing (October, 1993)

WRITERS: Bill Willingham & Jack Herman
PENCILER: Mike Leeke
INKERS: Mike Chen & Dan Schaefer
COLORIST: Julia Lacquement
LETTERERS: Kurt Hathaway & Pat Williams

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