Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Doomsday Clock

To celebrate the fact that I finally got around to reading Doomsday Clock (Johns, et al, 2017 to 2019), DC Comic’s official sequel to the seminal Watchmen (Moore, et al, 1986 to 1987), I’ve dedicated every Wednesday of this month to Alan Moore’s influential maxiseries. Published: 22 November 2017 to 18 December 2019Writer: Geoff JohnsArtist: … Continue reading Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Doomsday Clock

Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

To celebrate the fact that I finally got around to reading Doomsday Clock (Johns, et al, 2017 to 2019), DC Comic’s official sequel to the seminal Watchmen (Moore, et al, 1986 to 1987), I’m dedicating every Wednesday of this month to Alan Moore’s influential maxiseries. The Introduction:Usually, my Back Issues articles are a little more … Continue reading Back Issues [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog (US Promo Comic)

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. Since the Blue Blur turned thirty this year, I have been dedicating every Friday to SEGA’s supersonic mascot. Story Title: Sonic the HedgehogPublished: … Continue reading Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog (US Promo Comic)

Back Issues [Superman Day]: Action Comics #1

In 2013, DC Comics declared the 12th of June as “Superman Day”, a day for fans of the Man of Steel the world over to celebrate Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, the superpowered virtue of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” who is widely regarded as the first ever costumed superhero. Story Title: SupermanPublished: 18 April 1938 (cover-dated … Continue reading Back Issues [Superman Day]: Action Comics #1

Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. Since the Blue Blur turned thirty this year, I have been dedicating every Friday to SEGA’s supersonic mascot. Story Title: Dr. Eggman’s Challenge!!, … Continue reading Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Back Issues [The Hulk’s Debut]: The Incredible Hulk #1

Since his explosive debut in 1962, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s gamma-irradiated Jade Giant has been one of their most recognisable and successful characters thanks, in large part, to the Incredible Hulk television show (1977 to 1982) catapulting the Hulk into a mainstream, pop culture icon. Hulk has been no slouch in the comics either, … Continue reading Back Issues [The Hulk’s Debut]: The Incredible Hulk #1

Back Issues [X-Men Day]: The X-Men #1

To commemorate the culmination of their long-running and successful X-Men movies, 20th Century Fox declared May 13th as “X-Men Day”, a day to celebrate all things Mutant and the X-Men, Marvel’s iconic collection of superpowered beings who fight to protect a world that hates and fears them. To mark the occasion this year, I’ll be … Continue reading Back Issues [X-Men Day]: The X-Men #1

Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

In May 1984, within The Amazing Spider-Man #252, Peter Parker/Spider-Man debuted a striking new, black costume; Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (Shooter, et al, 1984 to 1985) revealed how he acquired it during the “Secret Wars” event but it wasn’t until some four years later that the true nature of the organic costume came to … Continue reading Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

Back Issues [Batman’s Debut]: Detective Comics #27

Although the twenty-seventh issue of Detective Comics was cover-dated May 1939, the issue was actually released in March 1939, meaning that it was in this month that readers were first introduced to perhaps DC Comics’ most popular character, the Batman. Accordingly, March is the perfect time to celebrate the Caped Crusader and his iconic debut. … Continue reading Back Issues [Batman’s Debut]: Detective Comics #27