“Yesterday’s” Comic>Marvel Premiere #58

“Wouldn’t you rather have a jelly baby?” “Is it a real baby?”

Marvel Premiere #58

Marvel Comics (February, 1981)


“Doctor Who & The Iron Legion” part 2: “Against The Gods”

WRITERS: Pat Mills & John Wagner

ARTIST: Dave Gibbons

“K-9’s Finest Hour”

(originally presented in Doctor Who Weekly #12)

WRITER: Steve Moore

ARTIST: Paul Neary


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BW’s Morning Article Link: Netflix’s Lost In Space Gets A Comic

I haven’t seen the Netflix version of the sci-fi series Lost In Space but for fans I just hope it’s better than the movie was. (Sorry, all I have for images in my library are the tie-in comics from Dark Horse from the movie.) However, if you liked the show a series of graphic novels from Legendary’s recent foray into comics might be something that interest you. If you like prequels.

Free “Comic” Inside”: That Time Mer-Man Carjacked He-Man

We return to Eternia but we also return to the pre-minicomics, the illustrated booklets of series 1. Four of these were produced and tonight, via He-Man.org, we’ll be looking at the third one. To recap this continuity: He-Man went out from his home village to protect Castle Grayskull because it was Tuesday or something (seriously, no reason is given), and comes across a green-skinned Goddess who gives him a power-boosting harness, a harness that creates force fields and looks exactly the same as the power-boosting harness (I wonder if he ever mixed those up?), and the Battle Ram vehicle. Skeletor comes from another dimension and wants to use the power of Grayskull to open a portal to his home dimension so he can lead an army to conquer Eternia because it’s there and they don’t own it.

This story focuses on those gifts He-Man was given and gives Mer-Man something to do in this story besides stand around. It’s a story in which the heroes look foolish until the final act. Must be Friday the 13th on Eternia.

He-Man insists you pay for your airline tickets.

Masters Of The Universe series 1 #1

Mattel (1981)

“Battle In The Clouds”

WRITER: Donald F. Glut

ARTIST: Alfredo Alcala

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Iron Man vol. 3 #12

“Hey, I said I get to kill him!”

Iron Man vol. 3 #12

Marvel Comics (January, 1998)

“Spoils Of War!”

WRITER: Kurt Busiek

PENCILER: Patrick Zircher

INKER: Larry Mahlstedt

COLORIST: Steve Oliff

LETTERING: Comicraft

EDITOR: Bobbie Chase

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Bypassed Alien 3 Script To Become Comic

Sorry, I don’t have anything from this franchise in my movie library and I’m currently in need of a new link/image tracker since Zemanta/Sovrn appears to have stopped offering it.

I’m not into the Aliens franchise, but I know some of you out there are, and I’m guessing you’ve enjoyed the Dark Horse run on Aliens comics, including the Predator crossovers that didn’t do as well as movies. So you might like to know that Dark Horse is taking a discarded script for Alien 3 and making it into a comic. How many of you wish this had been the movie?

Chapter By Chapter: The Death And Life Of Superman ch. 18

Chapter by Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.

There are three sections to this book covering the three story arcs of the comics. We are now on the final chapter of section two. This chapter has been showing how you handle the death of a character. We’ve seen the reactions, the mourning, the villains who will take advantage for their own gain, and the beginning of new heroes rising up to take over. We’ll see more of that next chapter but first we need to wrap up this storyline.

Chapter 18: Funeral For A Friend final chapter

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Steel #43

Here’s a blast from the past I’d like to see: the days when this was a superhero comic instead of an urban soap opera.

Steel #43

DC Comics (October, 1997)


WRITER: Priest

ROUGHS: Denys Cowan

FINISHER: Tom Palmer

COLORIST: John Kalisz

SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon

LETTERER: Pat Brosseau

EDITOR: Mike McAvennie

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