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It’s new comic book day and you know what that means! A new X-TREME Holofoil Edition is up exclusively at The Comic Book Revolution. Here is a preview though
Script & Plot- Tom Defalco
Pencils- Ron Frenz
Finished Art- Al Milgrom
Lettering- Rick Parker
Color- Mike Rockwitz
Thor has an odd history. During the Bronze Age, he was briefly bonded to a man named Eric Masterson, much like how Thor and Donald Blake were bonded. Their adventures were grand and epic, but eventually Thor decided to return to Asgard. In his place, though, Thor handpicked Eric as his replacement. In the place of Mjolnir , Thor has Odin forge a new weapon: the enchanted mace, Thunderstrike. Striking out on his own Thunderstrike aims to help people all the while struggling with new powers, his life and his commitment to hold up the honor of Thor. These adventures were chronicled in the series, Thunderstrike. The subject of this week’s review is Thunderstrike #1. It is a microcosm of the 1990’s. It has the replacement of a classic Silver Age character for a more edgy, modern character; features some wonky art; 90’s character designs complete with mullets, single earring wearing men, and sleeveless, leather jackets/vests; it has a special foil cover; and it has a character named Bloodaxe.
Is that not enough? Well, you can read the rest of the review over at the Comic Book Revolution
While I have hundreds of comics lined up for the site, not all of them are fit to review. Most of my bargain bin comics are actually a few long runs of series so it’s not that diverse for the column considering I am trying to avoid touch the same series every other week. So with that said I still do active bin dives. These bin dives are usually focused around a list of comics I take with me. I should talk more about the act of bin diving but that is for a later day. Back to the topic at hand, I usually know what I am looking for and I do my best for find it.
Well here is something I have to admit straight up. I was not alive or at least not old enough to read, let alone read comics, during the era of comics I talk about in the column. This makes things odd for me. I know of certain comics to look out for when I dive, and I have bought them or still hunting. The problem for me is that I don’t know of all of the comics that were released in that era. Sure the really bad stuff is remembered collectively and I will find them. Same goes for the good stuff. It’s the smaller titles or ones that aren’t in the forefront of the collective conscious of the comic book fan world. I am looking for more of these titles as they are the fun ones to review.
So I am making an open call to everyone out there. What are some comics I should be on the look out for next time I go bin diving? Any suggestion will do big or small, it doesn’t matter. I would like to have some clues on what I should look for when diving. What my readers would like to see covered.
Send me an email over at: email@example.com and include any suggestions you might have. Who knows, you might actually see it covered on The X-treme Holo-Foil Edition
Starting next week I will be posting and writing a series of articles for Comic Book Revolution- http://comicbookrevolution.net/ The art series is titled The X-treme Holo-Foil Edition and will focus on comics from the bronze/dark age. It is the spiritual successor to It Came From The Bargain Bin! and A Field Guide to the Comic Book Bargain Bin. The articles will be weekly and released every Wednesday (school pending) on the site. I will post links to the articles on here but the only place you can read it is Comic Book Revolution.
I cannot wait for this new endevour and I encourage you all to check them out. This project has been long in the making and some of the better reviews I’ve written. Below is the schedule for the first five reviews.
So be sure to check out The X-treme Holo-foil Edition every Wednesday over at Comic Book Revolution.
The X-treme Holo-Foil Edition release schedule-
3/2- Force Works #1
3/9- Static #3
3/16- Thunderstrike #1
3/23- Batman- Death of Innocents GN
3/30- Silver Surfer #50