DC Showcase Presents

Some of the best comic book-related entertainment has to be DC’s Showcase. One-off episodes of some sometimes obscure characters and groups. While not really tied to any singular continuity, all are very entertaining. I would love to see Challengers of the Unknown given the DCS treatment. The format would make a great anthology series for television or a streaming service. Perhaps they could roll out one or two of their mystic characters to host each episode.

Kamandi almost knocked my favorite down a peg but it has to still be the Sgt. Rock short where Rock loses Easy Company and is assigned replacements for a new mission. The new team was a wonderful homage to the Creature Commandos. The CC first appeared in Weird War Tales number ninety-three. The chances are slim of seeing the full line-up but you never know.


Cory Caroline (C.C.) Beck: 36 year old Scientist but when she solves the meta-mathematical equation in her mind she becomes the 12 year old superhero… MAZAHS!

My goal was to make something opposite to the original Captain Marvel. From the color scheme to her powers being science derived. It was also fun to have a hero that would become younger in her empowered form.

The Hostess with the Mostess Ads

The Hostess with the Mostest Ads
The Hostess with the Mostest Ads

The Hostess with the Mostess Ads… Today we are going to take a look at vintage Hostess advertisements in comic books. There is something about these old advertisements, they were quaint and entertaining. That is the thing about them, the entertainment factor. That sticks with you longer than the empty calories that the content would have you consume. If more ads would take the whimsical approach, the message might just resonate with consumers like these old ads do with many of us. In a world that deals in stocks made of mindshare and dreamtime, this approach would be just as successful in an even shorter meme format.

Epic Byrne: The Comic Art of John Byrne

Epic Byrne: The Comic Art of John Byrne

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Epic Byrne

Epic Byrne is my excuse to share art from my favorite artist of all time. You’ll note that I did not say “comic artist”. He is probably the reason I sampled other comics from the Fantastic Four, to Lab Rats. He is more that just an artist but also a wonderful writer. He’s a fan of the subject matter and has my respect. People have some negative things to say about him but show me anybody who’s ever existed who doesn’t have their detractors. The cover seen above is one of the most influential books I have ever picked up at a comic shop and I love to thumb through it from time to time. If you want even more John Byrne, head to byrnerobotics.com which is the only place on the internet where the man posts anything.