Blog of the Week: Feb. 24, 2009

FANATIC BLOG OF THE WEEK

Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution

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In my fanatic pursuit of new blogs to qualify for Fanatic Blog of the Week, I’ve seen a lot of comic book review blogs. Generally I’m not impressed, but this is the blog exception to the rule. Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution alternates between long, involved detailed reviews and shorter shotgun reviews they call “Bunker Bulletins.” Thoughtfully illustrated and written with entertaining verve, Rokk Krinn and the other folks who post here (Shawn, Jim and Nagacore) provide qualitative evaluations along with historical perspectives and other commentary important to their readers. Books are given separate grades for story and art … both on a ten point Night Girls scale.

For instance, the new Jay Faerber book DYNAMO 5 got an Story Rating of 8 out of 10 Night Girls and an Art Rating of 7 out of 10 Night Girls. But the guidance to comic book readers doesn’t stop there, they also include a summary recommendation in real English. One of the most respected and well-traveled comic book blogs on the internet, so there is a chance if you’re a Fanatic, you’re already checking this site. If not, go there now … go there often.

 

FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK

I’m having so much fun with this theme I’ve been using for the last few questions that I’m going to do it again. Below you’ll find four Neal Adams covers from DC Comics. What do they have in common, other than Neal Adams? This is an awfully difficult one … or at least it would be for me if I didn’t already know that answer. Just like many of the quiz questions that I’ve asked in the past, I’ve got an ulterior motive here.

Superman #215

Superman #215

The Unexpected #112

The Unexpected #112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois Lane #91

Lois Lane #91

Challengers of the Unknown #67

Challengers of the Unknown #67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think you have the answer to this brain-teaser? Let me know.

NEXT: A GUEST “BEHIND THE SCENES STORY” FROM WRITER MARTIN POWELL

AFTER THAT: ARTIST BRENT ANDERSON SHOWS HIS TRUE COLORS!

          — Dave Olbrich (DWO) Tues. Feb. 24, 2009

6 Comments

Filed under Blog of the Week, Quiz Questions, Trivial Fanatics

6 responses to “Blog of the Week: Feb. 24, 2009

  1. All the books were released roughly around the same time, the first two weeks of February 1969, with either April or April/May 1969 indicia dates. According to Mike Voiles, the release dates were 2/4/69 for Challs, 2/6/69 for the Superman and Unexpected, and 2/13/69 for the Lois Lane book.

  2. Dave Olbrich

    Pat —

    You are f*$king amazing. I thought I would get complete radio silence from Fanatics on this question. You were here with the answer in mere hours.

  3. It helps that’s when I started my collection; all but the Lois Lane issue were in one of my very first batches. :)

  4. Tom Brevoort

    It’s not too hard to figure out if you know about this website–which I assume you do, since all of tehse books have been featured there within the last couple of days:

    http://www.dccomics40.blogspot.com/

    Tom B

  5. Aww, I was gonna say they were all .12 cent comics and the DC logo’s were the same color. :)

  6. Pingback: Brevoort, Anderson, Marder and other FANATIC name dropping « Funny Book Fanatic

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