Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born

Back in the early 90’s, I had a subscription to the Comics Buyers’ Guide.  This was before we all had the internet, so it was my main source of information regarding the medium I loved so much.  One of the best parts of the newspaper (besides it arriving in my mailbox every week) was a…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born

Night Blood Dark Hell: Rise of the Midnight Sons

Ah, the 90s.  It was a simpler time.  Nevermind the costumes or the art, it was a time of words, words like “night” and “blood” and “black” and “dark” and “hell.”  Superhero names didn’t need a to exist for a reason anymore, they just needed to sound cool. And any superhero who was popular naturally…… Continue reading Night Blood Dark Hell: Rise of the Midnight Sons

End of the Line: The Shadowline Saga, Part 2 – Critical Mass

In 1990, Epic launched “Critical Mass,” subtitled “A Shadowline Saga.” Each issue was 64 (the finale was 72!) pages in what was then called the “prestige format.” It had a card stock cover and felt more like a thin trade paper back than a comic. This was meant to tie the three titles together into…… Continue reading End of the Line: The Shadowline Saga, Part 2 – Critical Mass

End of the Line: The Shadowline Saga, Part 1 – Out of the Shadows

The Shadowline Saga is one of the lost gems of 1980s comics. I cut my comic book teeth on 80s Marvel comics, so it took me years to realize just how conservative those books were, particularly when compared to what Marvel had been publishing a decade earlier. Much of this was due to Jim Shooter’s…… Continue reading End of the Line: The Shadowline Saga, Part 1 – Out of the Shadows