Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Grell, and the issue is The Phantom Stranger #33, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 1974. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to comics from one decade. This week’s decade: the 1960s! Today’s page is from Doom Patrol #105, which was published by DC and is cover dated August 1966. This scan is from DC’s Archive Edition (volume 3) of Doom Patrol, which was published in 2006. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Somewhere along the line, I became a huge Doom Patrol geek without even noticing. Buying Morrison’s run in trade wasn’t enough for me. No, I had to track down the vastly underrated Arcudi/Huat run. I’m champing at the bit for the upcoming Giffen-penned series. And now I’ve gone and read through all 500+ pages of Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol, a lovely collection of the first 21 issues of the team’s original run by greats like Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani. Simply put, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had reading one of these phonebook-sized trades. The Onion’s AV Club, however, only gave it a C+ grade. My opinion’s a lot loftier than that.