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 51: A Very Happy New Year of Comics!

Max emerges from obscurity to put some gas in the blog’s tank to wish everyone a Happy New Year and talk about how exciting 2014 is shaping up to be for the comics medium and how great it is to be a comic book fan right now. Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 47: Finally! The End of The Aquaman Archives Volume 1!

Believe it or not, the book that has kept Max weighed down for seemingly ages, The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 gets its final stories examined, and where appropriate, mocked. But it’s not all silly this time as Ramona Fradon’s final work on Aquaman is on display in some visually exciting stories! Go on and see it through with Super-Fly’s seasick sidekick! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 44: Aquaman Action Galore!

After being absent for a few weeks, the Read My Library blog returns in full force as Max continues to work his way through The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1.  Aquaman swims around the world in 80 hours, deals with an upstart “Aqua Queen,” gets accused of being an “Aqua Thief” and more!  Plus, an important announcement about the Read My Library Blog! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 43: Aqualad Joins the Fun!

Continued from the last two entries where Max took a long car trip and read a lot of the Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, Max gets to the very first stories featuring everyone’s least favorite sidekick: Aqualad!  See how different Aqualad was in his first appearances compared to more recent adventures & learn about other Aquaman Silver Age yarns in this entry! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 42: The Aquaman and Green Arrow Switcharoo!

Continued from last entry, Max continues to read and write about The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 after spending a long car trip with the book.  This time, read about the time that Aquaman and Green Arrow switched hunting grounds with some pretty silly results!  Plus Aquaman as Aquaboy!  What will it take for anyone to believe that he is King of the Seas?!? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 41: The Mystery of the Original Aquagirl!

Max finally gets back to reading and writing about The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 in the first of a series of entries taking detailed marathon look at Aquaman’s silly Silver Age stories in the volume. This entry, Max continues his look at the original Aquagirl and finds out just exactly what her deal was… Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 37: Aquaman’s Sea Police on Patrol!

Following the craziness of Gem City Con 2012, Max gets to spend a little more time with The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 and sees Aquaman’s “Sea Police” clean up a waterlogged town.  A look at this and a couple other stories, including one featuring an “Aquagirl!” Read on! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 33: Aquaman So Bad it’s Good!

Max submerges himself deeper into The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, experiencing some of the most awful, and therefore awesome, comics.  Also: what does Aquaman have in common with Blaxploitation hero Dolemite?  No, I’m afraid it isn’t a shared ability to bust fly rhymes… Continue reading