Siskoid's Comics Recollected - May 1983

Another one already? Yes, because that's the only way to make sure it's not a one-off and that I'm committed to Comics Recollected, a nostalgic project in which I revisit, month by month, my early comic-buying days. Hope it sparks some memories of your own!

Related images
Batman's mystifying car from All-Star Squadron #24:
Chris and Vicki as the world's more inconvenient super-heroes in New Adventures of Superboy #44:
Related links
As usual, my thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics for his comics-by-release-date database, without which this wouldn't have been possible.

Don't worry, content for READERS tomorrow. ;-)


Jeff R. said...

Okay, playing the home game from memory, as those books are long gone (and things are complicated because I'm starting in the Whitman samplers era, so it's hard to tell what I got when). But I started collecting right after the Superman Movie, in April 1979. Only two books that month directly from the newstand: Action #497, which was written as the answer to a contest in which fans submitted a super-stunt for Supes to perform and they wrote a story around it, and World of Krypton #1.

It's possible that I also got JLA 167 as a 'stale' book that month, and 168 during the same month, but as Whitman issues those could have come later.

Diabolu Frank said...

1) Checklist of stuff covered in the text version of CRResume that I haven't reached in the video series: JLA #221 & A-SS #24. I need to catch up to you so we can synchronize...

2) I think I own that Action Comics issue, and I adore Gil Kane, but I don't think I've ever read it.

3) I picked up A issue of Captain Carrot, liked it well enough, and never bought it again.

4) Fuzzball = Q*bert + rhinoplasty. Q*bert had a nice cameo in Wreck-It Ralph.

Siskoid said...

Jeff: Oh yeah, Whitman's reprints! That would shuffle things up. Thankfully, I don't have many of those. A Dr. Solar maybe? But that's it. And I got it from a quarter bin long after publication.

Frank: 1) That would be cool. Gotta warn ya, I'm planning a third this week, and then more of a weekly thing.

2) I ended up reading the rest of the Brainiac saga (getting his new look in the Annual etc.) much later.

3) It's the kind of comic where if you've read one, you've read them all. Doesn't really trigger a need for the next issue. Except for Frogzilla, but then, it's my love of zilla-y things.

4) He's Q*bert, but I namechecked Pac-Man because that's what Chris' favorite arcade game looked like. Fuzzball in a maze with dots and fruit to eat. Or jump on.

Garnet said...

Ordway's stuff on All-Star Squadron is just terrific. The book always dragged a bit with fill-in artists.

Siskoid said...

This was an Ordway issue! My shame is great.


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