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Retro Review: Crossfire And Rainbow #1 (June 1986)

Some comic book stories are all about great and terrible connotations and world-shattering consequences.  Others are just about relationships. Of course, even those can still have the world-shattering part…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Crossfire And Rainbow #1 awaits!

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Retro Review: DNAgents #14 (July 1984)

We’ve looked at unofficial crossover before here in Retro Review corner, such as the Aquaman story that concluded in an issue of Sub-Mariner, and the wild and wacky battle between (for some values of between) The Invaders and The Freedom Fighters. But this sort of thing didn’t only happen in the wild and wacky 70s, as we’re about to find out…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of DNAgents #14 awaits!

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Retro Review: Zot! #1 (April 1984)

Some people like their heroes grim and angry, brimming with venom and covered in the dirt of the filthy streets of a mean city.  That’s cool and all, but have you ever wondered what would happy if your hero was incorrigibly happy?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Zot! #1 awaits!

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Retro Review: Eclipse Monthly #8 (May 1984)

Dozens and dozens of our favorite comic book characters are created as homages of, tributes to, or blatant rip-offs of previously existing characters.  It is, by this point, the nature of the beast, and leads us to more than a few interesting stories.  There are many ways to acknowledge your literary influences, but sometimes it’s best to just own up to it…  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Eclipse Monthly #8 awaits!

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Retro Review: The Amazing Cynicalman #1 (June 1987)

The history of comics is filled with people whose artistic skill and inventiveness marks them as geniuses in my book, from the stylized wonder of a Gil Kane “flipping-over-backwards-because-I’ve-been-punched-that-hard” panel to the understated beauty of a Wally Wood woman all the way through whatever it is people love about David Finch.  Then, there are the unsung heroes, those who do that which no one else ever had the stones to try…   That’s where we meet Matt Feazell.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of The Amazing Cynicalman #1 awaits!

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RETRO REVIEW: Villains & Vigilantes #4 (of 4) (July 1987)

Or – “It’s Strange The Things That Stick With Us From Days Gone By…” It’s interesting to remember that, a couple of decades ago, the city in which I currently live, where I met my wife and saw my kid born, was just the far-off Big City home of my college roommate.  My first visit to Topeka involved a visit to the comic shop (one which changed hands in the ensuing decades, but eventually became known as Gatekeeper Hobbies) and the purchase of an ENORMOUS stack of comics out of the Five-For-A-Dollar bin.  This book was one of ’em, and…

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RETRO REVIEW: Tales Of The Beanworld #4 (1986)

Or – “The Viewers Are Those Who Make The Painting…” I had a completely different Retro Review on tap for today, which (due to a series of circumstances filled with annoyance and vitriol probably best left undiscussed) will have to be postponed to a later date.  I scanned my wall of comics looking for a suitable replacement, and my eyes immediately locked on the box marked “Howard The Duck/Tales Of The Beanworld/Zot!” and remembered something that my grandfather probably never actually said: “When life gives you lemons, sometimes you have to go read about beans…”

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