One day in Metropolis, TV newsman Clark Kent gets an unexpected visitor. Behold the crack reporter, nothing gets past Clark. The strange visitor lunges at the mild-mannered newsman and rips open his shirt, revealing the famed chest-symbol of Superman. Luckily, Clark is alone in his office, meaning his secret is safe… and he can fight […]Read More Retro Review: Action Comics #415 (August 1972)
One of the fun aspects of Silver Age Superboy was his habit of meeting heroes and heroines we’d already seen him encounter for the very first time as an adult. Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Supergirl and, in Adventure Comics #280, less than two years after her debut in Superman #129, Lori Lemaris. Reading this splash […]Read More Retro Review – Adventure Comics #280 (1961)
Awhile back I bought some random Superman issues on eBay dating from the early Seventies – a couple I already own but haven’t read for years, and fancied having easily accessible, and some I’d seen referred to in lettercols but hadn’t read for myself. One such issue is Action Comics #409 and if I’d seen […]Read More Retro Review – Action Comics #409 (February 1972)
I was 10 when this issue appeared in late 1974 and while I was buying every DC superhero comic I could find – they were so cheap back then, 9p for a regular issue – the Super-Spectaculars didn’t always show up in UK shops. So it’s only now, thanks to eBay, that I get to […]Read More Retro Review: Superman #284 (February 1975)
Given I’m not enjoying much of DC’s current Superman output, why not look to the past?Specifically, pretty much the first Superman comic I ever bought, Action Comics #406, November 1971. Given how long it took comics to get to the UK in those days (they generally came as ballast on ships), that was likely when […]Read More RETRO REVIEW – Action Comics #406
Oh all right, I’ve no idea when Krypto was born, but as he debuted in Adventure Comics 210, cover dated March 1955, that means he’s 54 this month – about a million in dog years. How sweet that Clark-Kent-who-is-secretly-Superboy can’t wait to ‘romp’ with his newfound friend! And how surprising, given that even for an […]Read More Happy Birthday Krypto!