Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Post #104

Issue #92
February 1947
Rating: 5

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The comic book genre is the perfect medium to face-off superheros vs. mythological characters of the past. This Flash story by John Broome and Lee Elias is well conceived with plenty of action.
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As the cover advertises, ‘At Last! The Black Canary’. Presented here in its entirety.
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Hawkman and Hawkgirl battle the Ghost for the third time.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Post #99

Issue #87
Sept. 1947
Rating: 5

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Cover date stamp of July 9. The news of the day was very active.

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Everett Raymond Kinstler gets credit for the cover and art of the Hawkman in this issue.

With the new style of Flash Comics, the Hawkman and Flash stories flip their traditional order with the Hawkman in the lead-off position.
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Carmine Infantino art is in the Johnny Thunder and Ghost Patrol strips.
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 The Atom appears. Limited to 5 pages, the pacing of most Atom stories are too abrupt to really take notice.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Post #103

Issue #91
January 1948
Rating: 5

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Lee Elias had an incredible ability to make his layouts express action.

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This is the last Johnny Thunder AND Black Canary story

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Bob Oksner may deserve credit for inspiring Matt Bakers classic cover of the Phantom Lady. With a cover date of January 1948, the Hawkgirl bondage scene predates the Phantom Lady #17 by four months.