Right around the turn of the century, America’s Best Comics arrived on the scene to save us all from the grim and grit that devoured so many comics of the 1990s. And in an ABC Comics, things get complex, fast… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Tom Strong #20 awaits!
For a few brief years, the Wildstorm Comics imprint known as ‘America’s Best Comics’ actually lived up to the promise of its high-falutin’ name, providing the best comics on the stands. At the center of that universe was the pulp-style superman known as Tom Strong… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Tom Strong #1 awaits!
Why must humans always degrade robots with words like Doom, Terror, and Fear? Don’t you know we only want what is best? So a few meatbags get taken out here and there, is it really that big of a deal? But I digress… Tom Strong is traveling through time trying to prevent Nazis and robots from taking over, and he’s got Tom Strong along with him to help.
Nazis. Robots. Time Travel. Three things that will instantly get my attention, as the combination usually means some trippy alternate timeline stuff where the hero must reverse the effects, or lose his loved ones forever.
Or – “The Return That No One Expected…” For all the guff that I give fans of 90’s comics, the entire decade wasn’t deadwood. Indeed, near the end of the decade/century, there was a renaissance in comics that led to such wonders as Planetary, Rising Stars, and the entire America’s Best Comics imprint. Of these books, Top 10 was my quirky favorite, Promethea was probably the most successful artistically, Greyshirt was a noir flashback tale, but none of them had the pure comics vibe that Tom Strong had. Taking the most successful elements of Lee and Kirby’s Marvel, the tales