By AirDave 0 Comments
This is The Blog at the End of the Day! Whenever you're actually reading this, just know that I sat down at the end of the day to share some thoughts.
I didn't read very many comic books during the '90's. My wife, Cathy, and I got married, May 6th, 1990. I had just started a job in the mailroom of a railroad company. I moved up into the accounting department. That didn't work out so well. I moved on to another mailroom. That didn't work out too well either. I was struggling to find the right fit. That was when my wife told me that I had a
face voice for radio. I took a course in broadcasting. Cathy and I drove out to the class together. She'd read or do needlepoint or go to the mall, while I was in class. One of my classmates was a fellow geek. He was excited about The Death of Superman storyline. One night he came in with a box of Death of Superman trading cards he had just bought. He was telling us all that he was blown away that two years before, DC Comics and the creative team behind the storyline had begun planning it all.
I'm not sure if it still works out that way, but I knew what he was talking about. A comic book takes time to write, edit, pencil, ink, letter, color and print before it hits store shelves. I may have missed a step or two, there, but you understand what I'm getting at. It's a process.
The '90's had it's gimmicks. The Death of Superman and Knightfall were just two.
There were two comic books that I followed regularly during the '90's. One was The Batman Adventures, a tie-in comic book to Batman: The Animated Series.
The other was Starman.
There was a third book. It was only eighteen issues and an Annual. It was Impact Comics' The Comet.
DC Comics had licensed a number of the Archie Red Circle characters.
It's been awhile since I've read The Comet. Tonight, I am digging all eighteen issues, the Impact! Special, the annual, the first three issues of The Crusaders and The Crucible mini-series to re-read. I remember the book being a lot of fun to read. The surprise twist near the end of the run was a real gut-punch.
I'm going to star re-reading The Comet tonight in honor of artist Tom Lyle's birthday.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.