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Out of the Vault – Jontar #2

If you were to ask me what the best comic in my possession is, I would be hard pressed to answer. There are so many I like for so many different reasons. But if you were to ask me about … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Cap’n Quick and a Foozle

Coming in a day late, sorry. Still trying to adjust my time management to an overnight schedule. Last week, we revisited a story published by Eclipse titled “Slab,” which was a reworking of a Steve Englehart Superman/Creeper story he had … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault: A Distant Soil

I talk a lot about the explosion of innovation in the comics of the mid-1980’s, because it’s worth talking about. But it’s also worth remembering that the explosion couldn’t have happened if there hadn’t been pioneers preparing the way. For … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Echo of Futurepast

Once again visiting the 1980’s, just because the decade was such an exciting time to be a comics reader (or arguably a comics creator). The big two comics companies had emerged from the chaos of the late 70’s with a … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The New Wave

In 1986, Eclipse Comics was one of a few rising comics companies trying to make the leap from independent to major player. Marvel and DC were still dominating the market, of course, but Comico, First and Eclipse were all vying … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Ex-Mutants #1

Once the new X-Men began their skyrocket to popularity in the late 70’s, it was inevitable that they would become the objects of parody. And one of the most popular parodies (one that will never appear in Out of the … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Part 2

Back for our completely superfluous second week of recap for 1971’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein. As you may remember, Judith Fontaine, Vegas lounge singer, had headed to Malibu Beach in search of her missing sister, Joan. She is aided in her … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Cybersuit Arkadyne

I love anime and manga, and for a long time, I was also a big cyberpunk fan. So it should come as no surprise that when I saw a manga-style comic called Cybersuit Arkadyne, I snapped that shit up. Cybersuit … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The Crypt

One feature you often see on submission guidelines for sites seeking content is the things they don’t want to see, often because they see the same things so often that they’re bored sick of them. One of the first experiences … Continue reading

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