Saturday, June 25, 2016

My all time favorite Series The New teen Titans



In the early 80's I was a shy introverted kid.  I kept to myself a lot and honestly I did not have many friends.  My escape, my world was comics.   Although there were a lot of comics that I liked nothing was better then The New Teen Titans; I had read the previous incarnation of the series but this was new,  Dynamic new characters were present.   Robin had grown up and no longer wanted to be the and robin of Batman and Robin  he wanted to be in charge of his own life and destiny.   Kid Flash wanted to give up the Super Hero business and go to college, Donna Troy was a photographer just launching her career; all former Teen Titans.  Marv Wolfman and George Perez took these three  characters as there basis and surrounded them by four new characters.   One was a bitter young man named Victor Stone, More then half his body had been destroyed in a lab accident, he was now a Cyborg.   Then was Koriand'r  an escaped alien princess just free of slavery,  she is a warrior named Starfire.  Next was former child tv star Garfield Logan whose body was turned green by a serum that saved his life and gave him the ability to morph into any animal he chose, making him a real Changeling.   Finally there was Raven an empath, who used her powers to manipulate the minds of the others into following her into battle against an interdimensional demon who just happened to be her father

Chapterhouse Cancels Captain Canuck And Northguard Archives - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

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10 Best Comic Book Animated Series of All Time

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This  was #1 see what else made the list

Thursday, June 23, 2016

DC Implosion and where the heck did my comic finish????




The name is a sardonic reference to the "DC Explosion", a then-recent marketing campaign in which DC began publishing more titles and increased the number of story pages in all of its titles, accompanied by higher cover prices.The Explosion itself lasted three months from its debut in June 1978 until the revamp in September
Since the early 1970s, DC had seen its dominance of the market overtaken by Marvel Comics, partly because Marvel had significantly increased the number of titles it published (both original material and reprint books). In large part, the DC Explosion was a plan to overtake Marvel at its own game.
DC instead experienced ongoing poor sales in winter 1977. This has been attributed in part to the North American blizzards in 1977 and 1978, which both disrupted distribution and curtailed consumer purchases.]Furthermore, the effects of ongoing economic inflationrecession, and increased paper and printing costs, led to declines in both the profitability of the entire comic book industry and the number of readers. In response, company executives ordered that titles with marginal sales and several new series still in development be cancelled. During these meetings, it was decided that DC's long-running flagship title Detective Comics was to be terminated with #480, until the decision was overturned following strenuous arguments on behalf of saving the title within the DC office, and Detective was instead merged with the better-sellingBatman Family.
On June 22, 1978 DC Comics announced staff layoffs and the cancellation of approximately 40% of its line. Editors Al Milgrom and Larry Hama were two of the employees to be laid off.

Cancelled titles


Twent titles were cancelled as part of the cut backs





1978 cancellations unrelated to the DC Implosion

Eleven other titles were cancelled in 1978, for the most part "planned" cancellations announced in DC promos and in the final issues of the comics themselves.

Cancelled Comic Cavalcade

About thirty titles were affected. Much of the unpublished work saw print in Cancelled Comic Cavalcade, a summer 1978 two-issue ashcan "series" which "published" the work in limited quantity solely to establish the company's copyright.The title was a play on DC's 1940s series Comic Cavalcade. Some of the material already produced for the cancelled publications was later used in other series. The two volumes, composed of some of these stories along with earlier inventoried stories, were printed by DC staff members in black-and-white on the office photocopier. A total of 35 copies of each volume were produced, and distributed to the creators of the material, to the U.S. copyright office, and to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide as proof of their existence. Considered a valued collectible, a set of both issues was valued as high as $3,680 in the 2011–2012 edition of the Comic Book Price Guide.
Contents ranged from completed stories to incomplete artwork. The covers featured new illustrations; the first one showed the cancelled books' heroes lying either unconscious or dead on the ground, the second showed the cancelled heroes being kicked out of an office by a bespectacled man in a suit. The first issue carried a cover price of 10 cents, while the second carried a cover price of $1,[ but the publication was never actually offered for sale.
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade contained the following material:

Issue #1

Issue #2

Unpublished titles

Among the new series planned, but never published:
Secondary features were planned, but the titles in which three were to appear were cancelled before the stories were produced; the reasons the two planned for Adventure Comics were left unreleased are unknown:



Monday, June 20, 2016

Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues!: The Marvel Family Vs. The Avengers

Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues!: The Marvel Family Vs. The Avengers: We've seen The Avengers battling world-conquering megalomaniacs, alien invasions and even each other on the big screen.  While it will...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Crisis on Infinite Earths The Greatest Event in Comic History








Geoff Johns's origin of the man of steel was very well done, it is too bad it was done on the cusp of the launch of the NEW 52 and never really had a chance to be explored, Johns history with  Rebirths and Relaunches produed notewothy runs on Green Lantern, Flash, JSA, Hawkman and Shazam.   He has the ability to take what is the core meaning and values of the characters and use that to touch a cord in the hearts of true fans



Coolest comic father. although Odin has been hard on Thor is only trying to make him a better man and prepare him to rule asgard when it is time. Through trials and tribulations Odin's ultimate goal is to make Thor a better person by teaching him that vanity, arrogance and impulsiveness are not what makes a King, but rather logic, common sense and the ability to see beneath the surface as appearances are not alway what they seem to be. ODIN is my pick for best Marvel DAD
RANTS FROM THE COMIC RACK

When did Marvel Comics stop being Marvel ...... To me Spiderman is a married to Mary Jane......Steve Rogers is Captain America, Tony Stark is a sane techno genius, Thor is male and Donald Blake and Bruce Banner is the Hulk, Fantastic Four is the world's greatest comics magazine and Jean Grey is in Xmen. Over the last decade marvel has had Spiderman lose his wife in an ill thought storyline tha involved a deal with the devil, Captain Amercia has been killed, replace multiple times and now supposedly a traitor, Tony Stark is basicaly insane and trying to control the world, , Bruce Banner is no longer the Hulk, Thor is a dying woman, Marvel refuses to even mention the Fantastic Four...let alone publish a comic of them, Hulk is a cocky teenager. Jean Grey is dead and Xavier's brain is in the Red Skull This is not the Marvel I remember. They used to publish great stories for the sake of great stories, now everything is shock and awe, what can we do to upset the fans next, it is event driven where the shock value is more important then the character. Marvel editors and writers were actually to kill characters on a regular basis to spike sales. Get you act together Marvel. Your heroes are barely recognizable. its time to make Marvel Characters great again. I want to recognize Marvel characters again