Monday, September 6, 2010

Odds and sods and Superman again!

I hope everyone out there (or at least all of my American readers) is enjoying the holiday today. The international readers among you can feel free to enjoy the day too, you'll just have to do it in a non-governmentally sanctioned way.

It's time once again to raid the longboxes and see what completely random book I get to review is, but first let's do a little odds and sods for the last couple of weeks.

  • Does this mean that I can stop having people getting all evangelical on me when I tell them that I have never read any Scott Pilgrim?

  • Here's a quick tip for the aspiring bloggers among you. Mention All-Star Wonder Woman somewhere in your posts on a regular basis. In the last month since I blogged about the Adam Hughes pin-up of the Jim Lee redesigned Wonder Woman from ten years ago, the phrase All-Star Wonder Woman has been the leading search term that brought people to my website. I would've thought this title fell completely off the radar, but I'm guessing if Adam Hughes ever gets around to finishing it, it'll be a top ten book.

  • So I was reading some old Defenders issues I bought after having such a good time with this one, and I came across this ad.

    It's from 1977, and if I'm not mistaken that's Alan Moore trying to subvert the youth with his "magic". I guess that didn't pan out, and he decided to take a more circuitous route into the mind's of the readers by controlling the actual content of the books the next year.
So now that I've brought all of those pertinent observations to you, it's time to hit you with a little random goodness with a new book to review. Take it away Randomizer...

...and that book is Superman #65 from March 1992, published by DC Comics!

It took a while, but we finally hit managed to snag a Dan Jurgen's Superman book to review. Why is that such a big deal?

There were two books in the early 90's that made a huge impact on me and I'm pretty sure are the main reason that I'm still reading comics, instead of burning out during the speculator boom and crash. The first one was Neil Gaiman's Sandman, while the other was Dan Jurgen's Superman. Both of them re-invigorated my interest in comic books, but for wildly different reasons.

Neil Gaiman showed me how much more comics could actually do, by going outside the super-hero boundaries. Dan Jurgen's on the other hand, took an approach one hundred and eighty degrees opposite, but no less entertaining.

This particular issue lands us smack dab in the Panic In The Sky! storyline that ran through the Superman books at the time, with Brainiac wreaking havoc with Warworld at his command. We've been kind of lucky lately, with the Randomizer picking either the first or last issue of a story to read, but not this time. Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy it nonetheless.

See you in a day or two for the review!


  1. Yay, proper Superman. Not an imaginary tale, and not a moment of psychic-mind-combat in sight!

    And, to help prove your point, I will force a reference to Adam Hughes's All Star Wonder Woman into my next post, no matter how irrelevant to the topic it is.

  2. True to his word, our good friend Eldron has managed to sneak the reference into his latest blog post, doing it rather smoothly I might add.

    Now whether the gods of Google reward him with an inordinate amount of traffic, or if they can sense when they're being messed with, that remains to be seen.

    Check out his awesome Superman blog and decide for yourself.

    Be sure to tell him, however, that All Star Wonder Woman sent you...wink, wink.

  3. Try "Deadpool" too. I posted a picture or two of him on our blog when reviewing the steaming pile that was the Wolverine motion picture. By far it's the most-searched word for us.

    Great blog you have here.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some kind words Cderosby!

    We'll see some Deadpool here before too much longer, I'm sure. The Joe Kelly/Ed McGuinness era is some damn good comic booking, and I have the complete run. Although with my luck, it'll be in an X-Force issue first.