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Back Issue #124 December 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #124 December 2020 (magazine review).

Whoever knows fear is going to burn at the touch of this ‘Back Issue’, sporting a cover of the Man-Thing as, inside, Roger Ash goes over his origin and first comicbook history. Oddly, I never made the name connection between Man-Thing and Ben Grimm’s moniker that I couldn’t tell them apart, although I do understand […]

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Back Issue #70 February 2014 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #70 February 2014 (magazine review).

Contrary to the look of the cover of Back Issue # 70, the focus isn’t on Wolverine but the Incredible Hulk, focusing primarily on his own title from the 1970s and the longevity of Herb Trimpe and Sal Buscema runs on the title as Jarrod Buttery relates ol’ greenskin’s history. I’m glad the page from […]

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Back Issue #123 November 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #123 November 2020 (magazine review).

The latest copy of ‘Back Issue’ proclaims it’s a ‘Superhero Romance Issue’. Well, judging by the opening article by Bob Greenberger, it’s all about marriage as he covers the DC and Marvel Universes and how successful they are. I still think Avengers # 60 is one of the best covers of marriages or anything else. […]

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Back Issue #122 October 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #122 October 2020 (magazine review).

As you can see from the cover of Back Issue # 122, it is 40 years since ‘The New Teen Titans’ hit the scene. In his introduction, its writer Marv Wolfman points out the problems of relatable with the earlier teams and it took a while for him and editor Len Wein to convince their […]

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Back Issue #49 July 2011 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #49 July 2011 (magazine review).

The sub-title of Back Issue # 49 is ‘1970s Time Capsule Issue’ pointing out 40 important events that happened in that decade. Oddly, other that in those events, cover character Deathlok only appears on the cover. Let’s pick out the good stuff. Alex Boney spends some time looking over ‘Relevance Comics’ and starting off with […]

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Back Issue #40 May 2010 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #40 May 2010 (magazine review).

This fortieth early edition of ‘Back Issue’ is edited by Mike Eury’s cat, Miss Edgewood, as the topic is feline super-heroes. Each with varying success, depending on their character as much as motif. DC Comics first African-American Vixen survived their implosion but was ultimately a team player. I’m not sure if I liked her big […]

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Back Issue #31 September 2008 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #31 September 2008 (magazine review).

With a Howard The Duck cover, I doubt if you need to be told that this issue of ‘Back Issue’ is a ‘Steve Gerber Tribute Issue’. Gerber (1947-2008) had a unique voice in comicbooks and pushing the genre. Howard The Duck was certainly his voice for absurdity as Roger Ash explores the character’s history, it […]

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Back Issue #120 June 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #120 June 2020 (magazine review).

As you can tell from the cover of the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’, it is dominated by the Legion Of Super-Heroes. The initial article focuses on Lar Gand aka Mon-el aka Valor and the problems caused for the Daxamite when John Byrne rebooted Superman’s past and had no Superboy and he was part of […]

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Back Issue #71 April 2014 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #71 April 2014 (magazine review).

Oddly, I selected this issue of ‘Back Issue’ because of Clea, as drawn by Arthur Adams, on the cover. You do have to wonder where are the hairdressers in the Dark Dimension for the niece of Dormammu? Actually, this ‘Back Issue’, as the bottom of the cover indicates, is a look at tryouts, one-shots and […]

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Back Issue #2 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #2 (magazine review).

I have a current bugbear looking for Back Issue # 61. It was originally released double-size representing giant-size comicbooks Marvel and DC released in the 1970s with an Alex Ross Legion Of Super-Heroes cover, reprinted 18 months ago at its regular size and both sold out. Like any of you looking for something, I was […]

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