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Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Rocketeer (The Official Movie Adaptation) #1

July 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Rocketeer (The Official Movie Adaptation) #1 – January, 1991

We’re starting to get a little tired of the negativity in the news, so we’re going straight up patriotic and fun and no one does that better than The Rocketeer!

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Marvel Team-Up #9

June 28, 2015 – 7:45 am
Marvel Team-Up #9 – May, 1973

Writer Gerry Conway envisioned racial divisiveness (apparently programmed into robots) 300-years into this fictitious future. Let’s hope and pray he was wrong.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #1

June 14, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #1 – September, 1963

With the release Avengers themed Ant-Man posters we felt we should point out that he was a founding member – even if the films have ignored that little fact.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Lone Ranger #9

June 7, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Lone Ranger #9 – March, 1949

Something so shocking happened at Phoenix Comicon that I’m still reeling from the effects of having seen it – the cool comeback of pulp-western themed costumes.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Phoenix Comicon Edition) – Captain America #110

May 31, 2015 – 7:45 am
Captain America #110 – February, 1969

We’re focusing on Cap #110 not only because it features the Hulk and was the first Steranko Cap cover, but also because it has Steve Rogers smoking a cigarette.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Memorial Day Edition) – Superman #12

May 24, 2015 – 5:24 am
Superman #12 – September, 1941

This was one of the first WWII comics to show solidarity with our troops and the message was clear: If Superman is onboard with our military, shouldn’t you be?

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Hex #1

May 17, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hex #1 – September, 1985

After Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, DC rebooted the western hero, Jonah Hex, as a post-apocalyptic protagonist called, ‘Hex’ (which you’ll note rhymes with Max.)

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Super-Team Family #3

May 10, 2015 – 7:45 am
Super-Team Family #3 – March, 1976

Did you see Grodd on last week’s episode of The Flash? If not, then you missed what will probably be remembered as the greatest television event in history.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #135

May 3, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #135 – May, 1975

In decades worth of twisted comic tales, the Vision’s origin is about as convoluted as they come; but the new film streamlines the story in a respectful manner.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #83

April 26, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #83 – December, 1970

Marvel has been pretty decent at empowering its female characters, but two heroes from their cinematic universe have caused damage to the that good reputation.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Incredible Hulk #171

April 19, 2015 – 7:45 am
Incredible Hulk #171 - January, 1974

He didn’t create the Hulk, but when you see Jade Jaws on screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, that’s the spirit of the Hulk as Herb Trimpe drew him in the comics.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #150

April 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #150 - September, 1974

It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a film based on the 1974 team-up of The Avengers, the Fantastic Four and The Inhumans, but one can dream of the possibilities.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5

April 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5 – July, 1982

If you are like me you’ve wondered how Easter became such an odd amalgamation of activities, and Captain Carrot adds yet another variable into the mix – aliens!

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Batman #219

March 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
Batman #219 – February, 1970

Ben Affleck, from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made an appearance before Congress last week, but has comics’ Batman ever gone to Washington?