Batman #416 (February, 1988)
"White Gold and Truth"
Jim Starlin (W) / Jim Aparo (A)
Original Post-Date: November 11, 2016
Very possibly the best issue (new or old) I'd read the entire year. I'm a sucker for Bat-family dysfunction and this one absolutely brings it. I'd long written off Jim Starlin as a "cosmic" writer... his late 1980's Batman run has totally changed my mind on that!
Superman #327 (September, 1978)
"Two Can Die as Cheaply as One!"
Cary Bates (W) / Kurt Schaffenberger (A)
Original Post-Date: September 17, 2016
There were two stories in this issue, but it's the back-up that I had the most fun with. We get a really awesome Mr. & Mrs. Superman story, from which I pulled my "Superman being blown up in his car" image I use on various social media sites.
Tales of the Teen Titans #42 (May, 1984)
"The Eyes of Tara Markov!"
Marv Wolfman (W) / George Perez (A)
Original Post-Date: August 12, 2016
Such an emotion-wrecking good time. I've said it many times... every time I read The Judas Contract, I always get that hope that eventually Terra's going to "come around". Of course that's not how things work. Terra's tale was a difficult but enjoyable one to chronicle here last Summer.
Justice League #1 (May, 1987)
Giffen/DeMatteis (W) / Kevin Maguire (A)
Original Post-Date: January 1, 2017
This piece was special to me as it was my picking up on a previous failed-blog attempt. It felt good to actually see this one through. The issue was also quite fun to discuss.
Superman Meets the Quik Bunny (1987)
Mike Carlin (W) / Carmine Infantino (A)
Original Post-Date: March 6, 2016
Discussing this book was one of the things that illustrated the potential this blog has. I have a love of the obscure and "novel" in comics... and it doesn't get much more novel than this! This issue kinda fell into my lap, and I'm happy I was able to share it.
"The Last Batgirl Story"
Barbara Randall (W) / Barry Kitson (A)
Original Post-Date: January 23, 2017
A very recent entry... but one I had a lot of fun reading and writing about. It comes from a time in Barbara Gordon history, which up to this point, I didn't even know existed! Stories like this are part of the reason I started writing about comics.
Wild Dog #2 (October, 1987)
"Blowed Up Real Good!"
Max Collins (W) / Terry Beatty (A)
Original Post-Date: May 17, 2016
Around mid-May I hit my 100th Daily Post... and kinda fell into a bit of burn out. Writing became a bit of a chore, and I was considering stepping away for a bit. I felt like I was trying to hard to write for an audience, covering books that I didn't really want to... then along came Wild Dog. Pure fun!
Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer #1 (1986)
"I Knew I Shoulda Taken that Left Toyn Back in Albakoyky"
Keith Giffen (W/A)
Original Post-Date: July 7, 2016
Despite the fact that my Christmas entries almost always result in a pretty hefty dip in readership, I still had a blast covering this wacky book.
Angel Love #3 (October, 1986)
Barbara Slate (W/A)
Original Post-Date: August 27, 2016
This was the one issue of Angel Love that eluded me for over a year. This was another "re-invigoration" issue for me. I was getting a bit tired of writing, and again... considered stepping away for a little while. Was lucky to come across this little book which reignited my interest in discussing these silly stories.
Lois Lane #1 (August, 1986)
"When it Rains, God is Crying: Chapters I & II"
Mindy Newell (W) / Gray Morrow (A)
Original Post-Date: February 18, 2016
This was a very interesting book to cover... in light of my own "Secret Origin" which I droned on about for far too long above. This has to do with missing and abducted children... and Ms. Newell absolutely crushed it with her research. A pleasure to read and discuss.