Sunday 24 June 2012

Crossover of the Week - Batman and the Shadow

From the depths of my comic collection, here is Batman #259 a 100 page special (gotta love those) in which Batman meets the Shadow - initially encountering him when Bruce Wayne is still a young boy. NB: Batman also meet the Shadow in #253 (got that around here somewheres). A classic 70's story with the 100 pages padded out with reprints. The story itself is dedicated to Bill Finger.

Sunday 10 June 2012

Crossover of the Week - The Thing and Doc Savage

This crossover does not appear in the first Marvel Two-In-One Essential volume, so perhaps on that basis it is worth seeking out. It is written by Bill Mantlo and drawn by the mainstay artist Ron Wilson. Since the villain's real name is Lightner and his alter ego is Black Sun, In wonder if Doc Savage bad guy John Sunlight was part of the inspiration for this story. Interestingly, (!) there is a typo in my Bantam edition of Fortress of Solitude (in which John Sunlight appears) - he is referred to as John Sunshine. Which, frankly, is not such a good name for a bad guy; too cheerful!

Saturday 9 June 2012

Who, What, Where, and When the Heck?

Congratulations to Jenny Hardy for guessing the previous Where the Heck was - which was the beach at Dymchurch back in 2008 where a battle was in progress between the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh and the Excise Men. Here's a different puzzling image. Feel free to apply Sherlock Holmes style deductive reasoning to determine exactly what is happening.