Friday, 24 February 2017



This image is getting to be a familiar sight on CRIVENS!,
but hey - what a belter, right?  I only bought the first issue of the
regular 2015 DYNAMITE comicbook because of ALEX ROSS's
'homage' to JOE KUBERT's original 1975 DC COMICS cover,
but I recently acquired the collected edition of the six-part series
and it was a nice little read.  I felt I'd just picked up from where
I'd left off back in the '70s when I was a teenager.

There's a couple of instances where the letterer has skipped
a word, which requires re-reading to catch the meaning, and the
art has some minor problems where cars (very nicely rendered)
and people aren't always proportionate size-wise, but all-in-all, if
you're a fan of pulp heroes in general and The AVENGER in
particular, then you'll enjoy this softcover volume.

Check out your local FORBIDDEN PLANET or regular
comicbook store, where you're sure to find a copy of this book
sitting on the shelves.  Remember to pay for it before you leave
though, as it's always embarrassing being rugby-tackled on your
way out the door when you've forgotten to hand over your cash.
I wonder how long it'll be 'til HOLLYWOOD sees the poten-
tial in this property for a big-budget movie?  We'll see.

Incidentally, I'd put a clear protective cover on the book
not long before scanning, which slightly reflects the scanner's
light.  Hopefully, it doesn't impair your visual enjoyment, but
I wasn't going to risk damaging the book by taking it off and
putting it on again.  (I knew you'd understand.)


Graham said...

I only picked up the 70's DC series back in the day. It was pretty interesting, but really didn't get a chance to get kicked off before it was cancelled. Will have to track this one down. I picked up a bunch of the 70's era paperbacks on ebay a few years ago, too.

Kid said...

As you'll know, G, there were only four issues of the DC series - but a fifth was intended. I know that because the 'Next issue on sale on...' (followed by the date) was removed at the last moment before printing. There was a text page that ended with 'See you next issue', but that was obviously missed, otherwise they'd have removed that line as well.

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