Siskoid's Comics Recollected - March 1984

Siskoid's Comics Recollected is a nostalgic video series in which I go back in time to the first months of my buying American comics. And whatever YOU remember, I'm interested in too!

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Some classic Metal Men forms from DC Comics Presents #70:
Badass Rogue takes down the Helicarrier with a coin:
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What If... the Hulk Went Berserk?

This project would just not be possible without Mike's Amazing World of Comics and its comics-by-release-date database.

What comics did YOU get in March of 1984? Or alternately, in your 11th month of reading comics (ooh, almost a year)?


SallyP said...

You know, taking out the Helicarrier with a quarter is actually...pretty cool.

Siskoid said...

Right? How could I resit the untouchable girl?

Jeff R. said...

Okay, March of 1980. Still following Marvel's Star Trek with #3, Never not getting DCCP (#22 had Captain Comet). The striking cover of #286 made me pick up that Rainbow Raider story, which led to my giving Flash a try.

Speaking of Firestorm, though, he joined the JLA in #179 in a story with one of the best/most 80's comics titles ever, "Siren Song of the Satin Satan".

Superman 348 was another one-shot probably written from the cover forward. Action #508 concluded the excellent Pa Kent time travel story, Adventure #472 kept doing what it was doing, and Legion #264 gave the middle part of the short Tyroc-centric story. I got New Adventures of Superboy 6 but have no memory of it, and have no idea if I picked up Fantastic Four 219 or not; probably not.

Flashing forward to 1984, that month had Myth Adventures #1, which was my first non "big two" book. (And Foglio would be the first creator I would be particularly aware of and seek out work by.)

Siskoid said...

I read the Myth books, but wasn't even aware there were comics adaptations.

Going back to March 1980 to see if I got some of those books later... nothing really rings a bell except for the books I covered in toto on the SBG (Trek, Rom and What If?). Boy, Marvel sure had a lot of reprint books back then.


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