Bookshelf: V #5

V #5 First Published June 1985 Published by DC Comics Inc. This is the last issue of the V comic I’ll be reviewing. I initially only planned on reviewing the first issue, which I did in February of 2009. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of the V franchise, which is why I’ve … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #5, #6, #7

Man from Atlantis #5, #6 and #7 First Published June, July & August 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group I’m reviewing the final three issues of Marvel’s Man from Atlantis comic book at the same time for two reasons. First, they make up a three-part adventure, so reviewing them together makes sense. Second, I don’t … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: V #4

V #4 – “Alien Encounter!” First Published May 1985 Published by DC Comics Inc. At the end of issue #3, Mike Donovan, Juliet Parrish and other members of the resistance had convinced a small town to stop working with the Visitors. Meanwhile, Ham Tyler and Chris Farber are forcing a Visitor mercenary named Lorne to … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #4

Man from Atlantis #4 First Published May 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Although the cover screams “All New!,” this issue is actually adapted from the third made-for-TV movie (Killer Spores, broadcast by NBC on May 17th, 1977) that led to the short-lived weekly series. This is mentioned on the first page in a small … Continue Reading →

Marvel Comics Promotes Its Television Adaptations

The late 1970s saw the premier of two weekly television series based on Marvel Comics characters: The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. Both aired on CBS and both began as made-for-TV movies. A ninety-minute telefilm called Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond, was broadcast on Wednesday, September 14th, 1977 from 8-9:30PM. Several weeks later, on Friday, … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: I Love Lucy Comics #3

I Love Lucy Comics #3 First Published August-October 1954 Published by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. Although referred to as the third issue of Dell’s I Love Lucy comics, technically this was in fact the first issue of a standalone comic book based on the sitcom. The first two issues were actually part of Dell’s long-running … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: The Nurses #3 (Comic)

The Nurses #3 First Published October 1963 Published by K.K. Publications, Inc. The Nurses premiered on CBS in September of 1962. It was retitled The Doctors and the Nurses for its second season third and final season in the fall of 1964; the series ultimately ran for a total of 98 episodes. In April of … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: TV Tie-In Comics Reprinted

As part of my Bookshelf feature I’ve reviewed a number of television tie-in comics from the 1960s, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #16, Bonanza #25, Secret Agent #2, Cain’s Hundred #2, The Twilight Zone #18 and Wagon Train #4. These are all comics I’ve purchased over the years, typically at the lowest price possible, meaning … Continue Reading →