“Yesterday’s” Comic> Robotech Masters #23

This will be the last comic review before my surgery. I hope to return sometime next week but that depends on how I feel. At least I’m not leaving you on a cliffhanger before the final issue (though I am missing an issue between last week’s review and this one). The feature articles will continue through Saturday since I was able to schedule them all. I also managed to find someone’s upload of the remastered version of this episode so I could compare the two as this is rather important to the saga.

“This isn’t what I meant by playing in the flowers.”

Robotech Masters #23

FINAL ISSUE

Comico The Comic Company (April, 1988)

“Catastrophe!”

WRITER: Mike Baron

PENCILER: Harrison Fong

INKER: Bill Anderson

COLORIST: Tom Vincent

LETTERER: Bob Pinaha

EDITOR: Maggie Brenner

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The Many Intros Of Superfriends: Worlds Of Shorts

1979 is around the time I start remember actually watching stuff, but I still have to see it to remember it. This is why I call myself an 80s kid despite having been around for the majority of the 1970s. (I missed the first three and a half years on the technicality of not existing.) By this point the Superfriends had become a dominant force in Saturday morning entertainment and was interesting me in the world of the DC superheroes. The Justice League Of America and Batman comics I received in a three pack with a lone Marvel (and not the best introduction to Spider-Man for me outside of syndicated reruns of the 60s cartoon) plus all the reruns of the Filmation shows and Adventures Of Superman only fueled that interest but it was Superfriends that lit the fire for me.

I would watch the older shows in syndication and the new episodes on Saturday morning, and I loved the show. Not as many of DC’s usual villains showed up but the threats Hanna-Barbera came up with on their own were still good. In part two of our look through the intros we check out the changes that happened to this series in the middle stage of the series.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #7

Don’t you hate it when the game designers get lazy and reuse the same few models repeatedly?

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #7

Marvel/Paramount Comics (June, 1997)

“Hide & Seek”

WRITER: Chris Cooper

PENCILER: Chris Renaud

INKER: Andy Lanning

COLORIST: Kevin Somers

LETTERER: Jim Novak

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Polly Watson

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BW’s Daily Video: 10 Secrets Of The Batmobile

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The best Batmobiles are the ones that are actually cars and not stupid tanks. If stealth is a big part of Batman’s arsenal, then a tank in the middle of main street Gotham is the least useful. Then tend to stand out. And a bonus secret.

Check out my sweet ride!

I actually got to see the 60s Batmobile (or a really good simulation) at a convention one year. It really does look cool in person.

The Many Intros Of Superfriends: Super Friends Begins

In 1973 Hanna-Barbera joined forces with DC Comics to bring their popular superheroes to life. This wouldn’t be a first for DC. Superman appeared on his own in shorts by Fleischer (later renamed Famous) Studios and a Justice League Of America TV series has been created by Filmation after their own successful series with the Man Of Steel. According to the Superfriends fan wiki (because of course there’s one) there was concern by HB that Justice League Of America, the title of the team book of DC’s biggest heroes at the time created by Gardner Fox, was too (and this is the wiki’s term) “jingoistic” after the Vietnam War. Don’t ask me, I wasn’t even a year old at the time…and I probably still would have thought that was dumb. ABC, the network that would be adding the show to their Saturday Morning line-up, still had to deal with parent groups (how many were actually parents or even had kids is up for debate with these groups) and thus the violence had to be toned down. So the series would get the name it’s been known by for better or worse–Super Friends, later changed to the one-word Superfriends.

This week, as I deal with more medical “fun” I decided to do something I could hopefully set up before I go off the grid again, so since I’ve already looked at intros for the animated Batman and Superman over the years (apparently I did Superman more than once and forgot while the Batman link is part one of two) but didn’t review the team-up shows I’m devoting this week to looking at the show that helped me become a DC Comics fan and how it did so. If I can get to it before the week’s over I’ll also look at the other team-up series. It thus makes sense to start at the beginning with the first three shows in this series.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Avengers: Age Of Ultron FCBD #0.1

“I hope there’s more this than the Age Of Aquarius.”

Free Comic Book Day 2012 (Avengers: Age Of Ultron Point One)

Marvel Comics (May, 2012)

A reprint of Avengers #12.1

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis

PENCILER: Bryan Hitch

INKER: Paul Neary

COLORIST: Paul Mounts

LETTERER: Cory Petit

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Laruen Sankovitch

EDITOR: Tom Brevoort

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BW’s Daily Video: Every Old School Computer Game

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