BACK ISSUE #114
Back Issue is busting loose with Black super-heroes of the 1970s, featuring a history of Luke Cage, Hero for Hire! Plus: a retrospective of artist Billy Graham, a Tony Isabella interview, Black Lightning, Black Panther in the UK, Black Goliath, the Teen Titans' Mal and Bumblebee, Don McGregor and Paul Gulacy's Sabre, and... Black Bomber (who?). Featuring Mike W. Barr, Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, and more, under a classic Luke Cage cover by the Irreverent Billy Graham.
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #77
Break out the DDT and run for your life! It's "Monsters & Bugs" in Jack Kirby Collector #77! We dig up Jack's monster-movie influences in The Demon, Forever People, Black Magic, Fantastic Four, Jimmy Olsen, and of course his Atlas monster stories! Plus: A look at the twisted path Kirby took with "B" horror film producer Charles Band's Full Moon Productions! An interview with The Goon creator Eric Powell about his Kirby influences! A look at Kirby's use of insect characters, especially as villains! Also Mark Evanier and our other regular columnists, a Golden Age Kirby story, and a gallery featuring Jack's amazing pencil art! Kirby/Eric Powell cover!
MAC RABOY MASTER OF THE COMICS TP
Beginning with his WPA etchings during the 1930s, Mac Raboy struggled to survive the Great Depression and eventually found his way into the comic book sweatshops of America. In that world of four-color panels, he perfected his art style on such creations as Dr. Voodoo, Zoro, The Mystery Man, Bulletman, Spy Smasher, Green Lama and his crowning achievement, Captain Marvel Jr. Raboy went on to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday newspaper strip, and left behind a legacy of meticulous perfection. Through extensive research and interviews with son David Raboy, and assistants who worked with the artist during the Golden Age of Comics, author Roger Hill brings Mac Raboy, the man and the artist, into focus for historians to savor and enjoy. This full-color hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and the first definitive biography of a true Master of the Comics!