Tag Archives: 80’s

Calvin and Hobbes

This time Donny reviews a comic strip. Calvin and Hobbes 1985-1995 By Bill Watterson So, you open up your newspaper to the Sunday comics section, and there you have your same old Garfield, and Wizard of Id, and the Family … Continue reading

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Wolverine

Bub, here is Donny’s review of the best comic there is at what it does. Wolverine 1982 Chris Claremont and Frank Miller (story) Frank Miller (art) The first line of this book has become iconic: “I’m the best there is … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Donny reviews a Daredevil parody that became ludicrously successful. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #’s 1-11, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo one-shots 1984-87 Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird (story & art) (TMNT #8 also included contributions by Dave Sim and Gerhard) … Continue reading

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Violent Cases and Mr Punch

Donny shows he’s in love with Dave McKean by reviewing two more of his comics. Violent Cases (1987) The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (1994) Neil Gaiman (story) Dave McKean (art) Violent Cases (like Gaiman’s Sandman) is … Continue reading

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Secret Wars

Donny reviews a comic that is not at all a secret. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12 1984-85 Jim Shooter (writer) Mike Zeck (art) I started reading comics in 1983, when I was eight. It began because I was a … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Returns

Donny reviews Frank Millers best selling graphic novel about Batman, sunshine, rainbows and unicorns.;) The Dark Knight Returns 1986 by Frank Miller Here’s a question: If you had to choose an absolute ruler, what would your ideal monarch’s spirit animal … Continue reading

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Will Eisner: Two Autobiographic Works

Donny reviews two works by Will Eisner, winner of the Will Eisner Award. The Dreamer, 1986 To the Heart of the Storm, 1991 Will Eisner was basically the Orson Welles of comic books (only he was a much better businessman … Continue reading

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The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 2)

That banner (pictured above) about the comic maybe being worth $2500 had nothing to do with the Dark Phoenix Saga; it was just some advertiser’s contest. But it goes to demonstrate just how much this story flew under the radar … Continue reading

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The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 1)

Donny reviews the greatest X-Men story ever told. Uncanny X-Men #’s 129-138 1980 Chris Claremont (writer) John Byrne (co-plotter and artist) If I approached re-reading and reviewing Maus with trepidation, I approached the Dark Phoenix Saga with giddy exuberance. This … Continue reading

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Maus

Here is Donny reviewing the best comic book ever written…. Maus, Vol. I and II 1986 and 1991 by Art Spiegleman I first became aware of Art Spiegelman’s work when his Garbage Pail Kids were all the rage among me … Continue reading

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