READ MY LIBRARY Entry 54: They call this Shazam thing a Curse – But it’s Awesome!

Wrapping up a previously-unfinished entry from last year, Max writes at length about his all-time favorite super hero, the original Captain Marvel, formerly of Fawcett Comics in the Golden Age now known as Shazam and a mainstay at DC Comics.  Max recounts his personal history with the hero and discusses Shazam’s DC New 52 debut, Shazam Vol. 1: The Curse of Shazam! and why it is must-buy reading.  Plus, a look at a website that every comics fan should know about! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY Entry 53: New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes and Crusaders Legacy – Some Mighty Reading!

The Mighty Crusaders are arguably the least commercially successful super heroes ever.  They are also probably some of Max’s favorites. Thanks to Archie Comics, there are New Crusaders in town appearing first in New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes and then in New Crusaders: Legacy.  It’s a pretty mighty legacy to live up to, but these kids (and these two books) live up to their past­ mostly, but maybe not perfectly.  Believe me, in some cases that may be a good thing!  It’s a RMLB Double Header! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 6: The End of the Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2! The Final Silver Age Adventures of Captain Atom, Blue Beetle and the Question!

After much reading, writing and wrangling, Max comes to the end of The Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2 and reads the final Silver Age appearances of Captain Atom, Blue Beetle and the Question by Steve Ditko!  But what’s going on with these characters now? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 5: The Death of Dan Garret! Plus the Ruthlessness of the Question!

Max continues to contend with the massive Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2!  This time out, he reads the story telling the fate of Dan Garret, the original Blue Beetle.  Not only that, there’s a Question story featuring behavior that arguably helped inspire Watchmen’s Rorschach!

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READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 4: More Action Heroes Vol. 2! Blue Beetle #1 & the Question! Captain Atom vs. Firey Icer!

Max continues through Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2 and comes to a real gem: the first issue of Blue Beetle starring Ted Kord and the first appearance of the mysterious Question!  He also faces possibly the WORST issue of the Silver Age Captain Atom! Read all about it, if you dare!
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READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 3: Disaster in Blogland and Captain Atom’s “New” Costume

Danger and despair!  The blog faces a setback, but recovers in time to cover more of The Action Heroes Archives Vol. 2 with a startling development in Captain Atom’s early years!  Captain Atom gets new powers and a new costume, but was he more powerful before? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 2: More Captain Atom and Ted Kord AKA Blue Beetle!

Hot on the heels of Captain Atom’s adventures in The Action Heroes Archives Vol. 1, Max takes a running jump into reading Volume 2 of The Action Heroes Archives! More Captain Atom! Also covered is the first appearance of Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle. Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 1: Captain Atom in Action Heroes Archives Vol. 1

The project begins! Max begins his reading journey through his Library with The Action Heroes Archives Volume 1 featuring the early Charlton exploits of Captain Atom by the legendary Steve Ditko! Check out the initial outing of this ongoing blog exclusively at superflycomics.com! Continue reading