March 24, 2009 · 2:15 am
If you are a regular visitor here, I’m sorry it has been so long since new material appeared. Oddly, when I quit smoking recently, it lead to me changing a lot of my routine. A changed routine meant finding a new one that included writing blog entries. This has proven to be more difficult than I anticipated. I’ll continue to post as often and thoughtfully as I can … now on with the show.
FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION ANSWER FROM MARCH 5
The question on the table was a challenge to put five different Comico titles in the order in which they were released. I even made it easier by choosing titles that were all released in different years. Plus I included a bonus question regarding Robotech: The Macross Saga #2. So without further ado, here are the answers.
Despite good sales, there wasn't a Macross #2.
1. Grendel #1 – released May 1983
2. Elementals #1 – released November 1984
3. Robotech: The Macross Saga #2 – released April 1985
4. Night & The Enemy GN – released November 1987
5. The Maze Agency #1 – released December 1988
The interesting piece of trivia is this: there was NO Robotech: The Macross Saga #1. The first issue of the long running series from Comico was either called Super Dimension Fortress Macross or just Macross, depending on which source material you believe. I would have used the indicia from the issue to settle the argument, but I don’t own a copy. It is interesting that a licensed title would change its name between issue #1 and issue #2. Continue reading →
Filed under 2nd String Characters, Gene Colan project, Quiz Answers
Tagged as Captain America, Comic Books, Comico, Erik Larsen, Gene Colan, Grey Gargoyle, Image Comics, Iron Man, Macross, Robotech, Savage Dragon, She-Dragon, Tales of Suspense
March 5, 2009 · 1:41 am
The other day in my fourth installment of my Secret Origins of Malibu Comics series, I posted a cover of Jonny Quest published by Comico in 1986. This is the second time that I’ve let me fanatic dedication to this great animated show of my youth hang out in random ways. There is also a Jonny Quest illustration hiding in a post about comic creator jack-of-all-trades Jeff Parker.
Posting that Dave Stevens cover got me to thinking more about Comico. So I’ve decided to make it the subject of this weeks quiz question.
FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
A few weeks ago we played this game with First Comics, now it is time to turn our attention to Comico. Look at the five covers below and then put them in the chronological order in which they were published. And just to make it easier, each one of them was published in a different year.
Elementals #1 • Grendel #1 • Maze Agency #1
Night and the Enemy GN • Robotech: The Macross Saga #2
Continue reading →
Filed under Blog of the Week, Product Plugs, Quiz Questions
Tagged as Comico, Diversions of the Groovy Kind, Elementals, Grendel, Groovy Agent, Harlan Ellison, Lloyd Smith, Maze Agency, Robotech
February 4, 2009 · 12:09 am
First, the important stuff … HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE! My daughter turns 23 years young today. Click on the picture of Maggie and Roxy below to see a picture of them together in 1994.
Two things I love (10 years later) Maggie & Roxy from 2004
Yep, my obsession with the National Football League got in the way of my fanaticism for comics, causing this modest blog to be delayed by a day or two. The last two years have featured incredibly exciting and competitive Super Bowls. Definitely a cause for celebration given how often the championship has turned into a lopsided affair. But now I’m back and Miscellaneous Monday has morphed into Miscellaneous Wednesday and if you deal with change as well as I do, you’ll probably find this a little disturbing, but I encourage you to soldier on. Continue reading →
Filed under Miscellaneous Monday
Tagged as Bill Jemas, Bob Schreck, Comic Books, Comico, Gene Colan, Gil Kane, Hero Initiative, Jerry Siegel, Kevin Eastman, Maggie Olbrich, Miscellaneous Monday, Steve Englehart, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles