Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hey!! Kids Comics: Batman 311 (1979)

Batman, Vol. 40, No. 311

Cover date: May 1979

Cover artists: José Luis García-López & Tatjana Wood

"Dr. Phosphorus Is Back!"

Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Colorist: Glynis Oliver
Letterer: Ben Oda
Editor: Paul Levitz
Executive Editor: Joe Orlando

Plot: Batman teams with Batgirl to take on Dr. Phosphorus, who threatens to "reign over all" in Gotham City.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hey!! Kids Comics: Shogun Warriors 1 (1979)

Shogun Warriors, Vol. 1, No. 1

Cover date: Feburary 1979

Cover artists: Herb Trimpe & Al Milgrom


Writer: Doug Moench
Penciller: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Dan Green
Colorist: Andy Yanchus
Letterer: Jim Novak
Editor: Allen Milgrom
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter

Plot: Introducing the Guardians of World Freedom - the Shogun Warriors. Massive giant robots, forged by the technology of the future, and piloted by the bravest heroes the world has ever known. Raydeen battles the colossal might of Rok-Korr!

Monday, September 7, 2020

ROM the Space Knight (Parker Bros. 1979)

ROM Spaceknight
ROM Spaceknight
Here, on a bright new horizon, stands a figure of modern electronic technology. He is Rom – a creation with powers you can hardly imagine.

Through the magic of advanced circuitry, Rom’s electronic features and accessories create striking effects in sound and light. Sparked by these innovations, a child’s imagination will soar.

Parker Brothers welcomes you to an age of microelectronic lights, sounds and excitement.

The age of Rom has come!

Hey!! Kids Comics: ROM Spaceknight 1 (1979)

ROM, Vol. 1, No. 1

Cover date: December 1979

Cover artists: Frank Miller & Joe Rubinstein


Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciller: Sal Buscema
Inker: Sal Buscema
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Editor: Jo Duffy
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter

Plot: The brave Spaceknights of Galador defeated the evil sorcery and super-science of the Dire Wraiths, scattering them to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. For over two centuries, ROM, the greatest of these Spaceknights, has pursued the Dire Wraiths across the cosmos. Now this eternal struggle has spilled over to Earth as ROM has arrived in Clairton, a small West Virginia town.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Out and About: A Visit to the Comic Shop

Recently we got sick of being at home and decided to venture out again. What better place to go than Memphis' premier comics shop -- Comics and Collectibles!

Located at 4730 Poplar Ave, Ste 2 in Memphis, TN, Comics and Collectibles has been open in east Memphis for more than 20 years and has arguably the largest selection of comic books, graphic novels, role playing gear, and related toys in the Mid-South!

Comics and Collectibles also has a web presence with both a Facebook and a blog.