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Almost Hidden – ‘Mazing Man!

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So all August I spotlighted different cool comic books that are only available as back issues. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

Reader David Q. wrote in to suggest that I spotlight Bob Rozakis and Stephen DeStefano’s cult classic, ‘Mazing Man! Sure thing!

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Almost Hidden – The Trial of the Terminator

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Charles S. wrote in to suggest I spotlight one of the more notably uncollected Teen Titans storylines, the Trial of the Terminator!

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Almost Hidden – Cerebus’ “Exodus”

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Jeff R. suggested this issue, which is a fascinatingly uncollected comic – Cerebus #51 by Dave Sim.

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Almost Hidden – Hudnall and Paquette’s Harsh Realm

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Kurt S. wanted to see me feature the Harsh Realm mini-series that inspired the 1990s Fox television series. Sure thing, Kurt! Here is James Hudnall and Andrew Paquette’s Harsh Realm…

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Almost Hidden – Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson go on a Date

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Jill S. wanted me to spotlight the bizarrely unreprinted Birds of Prey #8, where Babrara Gordon and Dick Grayson go out on a date together. Written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Greg Land and Drew Geraci, this was a fun issue.

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Almost Hidden – Grant Morrison and JH Williams Pay Tribute to Julie Schwartz

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Chris K. wanted me to spotlight the Julie Schwartz tribute books DC did in 2004. Sure thing, Chris! All of them were neat, but I’ll specifically spotlight the Mystery in Space one. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, after Julie Schwartz died, DC did a tribute to the legendary editor by putting out eight one-shots where two different creative teams would produce short stories based on famous Schwartz covers (Schwartz would often have the covers produced before the issue itself, challenging his writers to come up with stories based on the covers). In addition, the creative teams each consisted of one “classic” writer who had worked with Schwartz with art by a “modern” artist and then a “modern” writer with art by a “classic” artist.

The “classic” writer was Elliott S! Maggin working with JH Williams while the “modern” writer was Grant Morrison working with Jerry Ordway (which is funny, considering Ordway broke in only a couple of years ahead of Morrison).

So read on to see why this is a neat special!
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Almost Hidden – The Introduction of the Blood Syndicate

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Ricardo wanted me to spotlight some uncollected Milestone Media comics, so sure, let’s take a look at the Blood Syndicate, specifically the first four issues, by Dwayne McDuffie, Ivan Velez, Jr., Trevor Von Eeden, James Fry, Arvell Jones and Andrew Pepoy…

Enjoy!

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Almost Hidden – Wally West’s “Perfect Gift”

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

A fascinating story that has never been reprinted is Flash #73 (really, the notion that Mark Waid’s entire Flash run has not been collected is quite silly), which is the prelude to a famous story. This issue, though, is just a great Flash Christmas story by Mark Waid, Greg LaRocque and Ray Richardson…

Enjoy!
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Almost Hidden – The Rise and Fall of Red Orion

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Tim G. wrote in to ask for, ” Walter Simonson’s Orion 7 and on.” Only the first six issues of Simonson’s run have been collected. This is a pain because #1-15 form one large storyline that I like to call “The Rise and Fall of Red Orion.”

Enjoy!
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Almost Hidden – Roger Stern and Tom Lyle’s Starman

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

I had more than a few requests for Roger Stern and Tom Lyle’s run on Starman. I can’t think of how to split the series up, so how about we just pretend that it would be an “Absolute” edition and we can just say “reprint the whole run!”

Enjoy!
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Almost Hidden – JLA/Hitman

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

I had a number of people ask for me to spotlight the uncollected Hitman issues. These theoretically will all be collected at one point or another, but the JLA/Hitman mini-series will likely be collected last. Written by Garth Ennis and John McCrea, this series took place after the events of the Hitman series (but is a flashback to the days of the Hitman series). So if you don’t want the ending of the Hitman series ruined, stop reading now!

Otherwise…

Enjoy!
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Almost Hidden – Stig’s Inferno

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

This time around, I let Travis Pelkie do a write-up for his suggestion, Ty Templeton’s Stig’s Inferno. Here’s Travis!

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Almost Hidden – Isabella and Newell’s Black Lightning

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Roger N. wanted me to feature Tony Isabella and Eddy Newell’s Black Lightning run. So, well, here ya go!

Enjoy!

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Almost Hidden – Justice League America vs. Despero!

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

After featuring the other two major battle storylines from the Justice League International years (the two JLE ones), I figure it is only proper to also spotlight the storyline from Justice League America where the league faces off against Despero! The issues were courtesy of Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, Adam Hughes and Joe Rubinstein.

Enjoy!

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Almost Hidden – Justice League International vs. Starro!

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Two different readers asked for a variety of Justice League Europe uncollected stories, so let’s finish with the entire Justice League International against Starro from Justice League Europe #26-28 by Keith Giffen, Gerard Jones and Bart Sears.

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