Review: All in color for a dimeRecensione editoriale - Kirkus Reviews
A congenial group of comic book buffs--many employed in fringe pulp or flick media at present-reminisce about the good old days in a series of essays. From the eminence of Captain Marvel (proud victim of the epithet, ""The Big Red Cheese"") through standard bearers in the heyday of the costumed hero, to the decline into inanities (like Mr. America, huge and blond with little wings). There are reverent discussions of the evolutions of Superman and Batman, and dogged tracings of the wanderings of Fawcett alumni and others--a chronology undoubtedly as bewildering to the trade as to the layman. One delightful section has to do with the inventions of E. C. Segar, including a moving lament crooned by Wimpy in the desert in which cacti and hamburger confront the fates. There is also a tribute to the Justice League and evaluations of some contemporary mighty ones with amazing attributes like Spider Man, The Fantastic Four, etc. A bonanza for all those who would walk a mile for the Cheese. Arf arf.
Review: All In Color For A DimeRecensione dell'utente - Rick - Goodreads
In the dark days before the Internet, genre fans often shared ideas and concepts through fanzines. Beginning with the first issue the Hugo-winning Xero (1960-1963), comics played a central role with ... Leggi recensione completa