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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #21

Another day, another review of pure 60’s insanity.  Let’s do this! Action Comics # 318 from 1964 So apparently there’s a planet named Lexor that absolutely worships Lex Luthor… news to me!  Luthor attempts to return to it by sleeping on a cot in a spaceship (you heard me), and it totally works.  He, obviously, has the entire planet turned against Supey and that makes things extremely difficult when Superman comes to the planet to get him back.  Superman punches Lex in the face so hard he dies, again not kidding, so he’s put on trial for the murder of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #182

Hellboy/Beasts of Burden #1 (of 1) — Writers: Evan Dorkin with Mike Mignola;  Art: Jill Thompson Alan put this book out as my contribution to the “Pick Hits” wall for the week without even asking, because he knows how much I love Dorkin and Thompson’s spook-chasing critters, and this crossover with Hellboy (with Mignola providing the Big Red Demon’s dialog) doesn’t disappoint: same clever bits, same effective characterization, same refusal to go for the easy cuteness, same wonderful, award-winning art. If you’ve never encountered Beasts of Burden before, this is a great intro, and a perfect Hallowe’en present; if you … Continue reading

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