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Back Issue #126 April 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #126 April 2021 (magazine review).

This latest ‘Back Issue’ literally starts off running with a look at Wally West as he graduates from being Kid Flash to being the Flash after Barry Allen’s death. This was happening as I was moving out of comics but remember at the time that he was going to be played as a normal person […]

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Back Issue #3 April 2004 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #3 April 2004 (magazine review).

I thought pulling the second issue of ‘Back Issue’ on the main auction website last year was a fluke but had similar luck this year with getting a copy of the third issue. The fact so few early TwoMorrows magazine issues pop up is probably more a testament to their readers not wanting to give […]

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Back Issue #125 February 2021 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #125 February 2021 (magazine review).

This latest edition of ‘Back Issue’ is a ‘Creator-Owned Comics Issue’. As editor Mike Eury notes in his introduction, they have covered various creators before so these are really the ones outstanding. Chief of these is Matt Wagner’s ‘Grendle’ and ‘Mage’ comicbooks and he’s interviewed about the first of these by Tom Powers. As ‘Grendle’ […]

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Back Issue #83 September 2015 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #83 September 2015 (magazine review).

I did wonder when ‘Back Issue’ would get around to the New X-Men and Alpha Flight and they did so nearly six years ago examining international heroes although it does look mostly like teams more than individuals are covered in this issue. Looking at Franck Martini’s examination of the X-Men and Dave Cockrum’s preference for […]

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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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