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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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Back Issue #119 April 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #119 April 2020 (magazine review).

As writer William Colosimo points out in the first of his articles in the latest issue of ‘Back Issue’, you would have to be of a particular age to recognise the earlier ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ which appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes # 18 in 1969 as drawn by Gene Colan and written by Arnold Drake. […]

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Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #64 (magazine review).

The subject of Back Issue # 64 in 2003 was to look at the back-up strips in the various DC Comics titles. When sales dropped for the likes of ‘Green Lantern’, rather than let the characters lie dormant after cancellation, they were turned into 8 page back-up features in the likes of ‘The Flash’. Indeed, […]

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Back Issue #18 October 2005 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #18 October 2005 (magazine review).

With Green Lantern as drawn by Neal Adams on the cover and the proclamation that Back Issue # 18 is the ‘Big Green Issue’, it’s hardly surprising what the topic is. Surprisingly, the opening interview with Peter David is about the Hulk, although considering he regained his intelligence by going grey, might have been an […]

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Back Issue #10 June 2005 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #10 June 2005 (magazine review).

Another early ‘Back Issue’ I pulled from the Neal Adams’ website was # 10 from 2005, sporting a Ra’s Al Ghul cover. Again, this gives some insight into TwoMorrows publications with ‘Rough Stuff’ as an art supplement inside its covers, this time showing Batman by a variety of artists. I especially like the Bill Sienkiewicz […]

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Back Issue #118 February 2020 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #118 February 2020 (magazine review).

I have to confess that when I first saw Back Issue # 118’s cover in the advances, I thought this was going to be some sort of 3D issue. The colouring is actually a look at psychedelic or day-glo colouring, although inside, this is really for a couple pages. Don’t forget your sunglasses. Obviously, any […]

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Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #117 December 2019 (magazine review).

With a glorious picture of Beta Ray Bill on the cover of the latest ‘Back Issue’, is a look at stand-ins from an idea sent in by readers to the editor, Mike Eury. There’s been a lot of them in both the DC and Marvel Universes. Considering the injuries many of the leads take, you […]

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