For years now, we’ve been able to purchase toys and action figures of our favorite TV shows, comics and movies, but back in the day, it was the toys that created the media.  My childhood was something of a Golden Age of toy-based comic nonsense, with the Shogun Warriors, Micronauts, Transformers and G.I. Joe all vying for attention at different points during grade school, leading to today’s $2.99 at TG&Y query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still gives the grand prize to the adventures of ROM, Spaceknight, whose book far outstripped the limited run of his action figure, lasting for half a decade and establishing an important corner of the Marvel Universe, asking: Which toy-based comic is the best of them all?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Agreeing with Malone on this one. The consistency is there and it has that childhood nostalgia for me.

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