Sunday, September 24, 2017

Prince Street News: Bronze Baby!

BACK ISSUE! hits its 100th issue with a special giant sized look at comic book fandom in the Bronze Age, and man, does it pack a nostalgic wallop for those of us who relied on fanzines like THE COMIC READER, THE COMICS BUYERS GUIDE, FOOM, and THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS for news of upcoming books way back yonder in those pre-Internet days.

For the issue, I did a "special" installment of Prince Street News, a 43-panel overview of a mere sampling of the vast goodness that spewed forth from the squeaky spinner racks of the 1970s and '80s. Hardcore fanboys of a certain age may well be able to identify every reference (mostly comic book covers), but hopefully those of you who never had the experience of bugging your parents for spare pocket change to forage some action / adventure / humor / chills / et al at the drugstore can still get a sense of the wonder those days incurred.

NEXT ISSUE: It's the return of a theme that once went viral on this here Internet! Installment FIVE of COMIC CHARACTERS' FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTISTS (and I'll be posting it with all the other strips, including some updated / altered selections, so it'll be the definitive version)...