When we think of superheroes and sidekicks, we think mainly of Batman and Robin, or in the case of many Marvel fans, Captain America and Bucky. But the Golden Age saw the rise of many costumed champions of justice, and many of them had kid wards too. In order, we have Cat Man and Kitten, Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy, the Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective and finally, Mr. Scarlet and Pinky the Whiz Kid. Mock the names all you want folks, these comics sold just as big as Batman, Superman or any of the other big names that have stood the test of time. So the next time you see a collection book of some of these classic heroes, don’t knock it, read it. You might just find something you like.
I was digging through my collection today and found some Elseworlds that I think would make excellent reads for any fans out there who have always loved to ask those giant What If? questions when reading comic books. I encourage everyone to find any Elseworlds wherever you can and enjoy them.
"On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace."- Dr. John Watson.
The Flash will always be one of my favorite superheroes, because no matter the odds in a situation, he will always try and find a way to help people without hurting them. His moral code, sense of honor and doing what’s right, have always defined him as a hero that so many could look to in times of hardship.
This site is dedicated to celebrating the greatest TV show never seen, the 1963-64 version of The Fantastic Four . Although only a handful of people have ever seen anything other than a few screen…
Revisionist history is sometimes strange…and other times (this being one of them) utterly entertaining and wonderful.
How do I spend my time when I’m not out with friends being my usual nerdy self? I watch old movies and revel in the days of such stars as Robert Preston, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Catherine Hepburn and so many other luminaries of the silver screen.
Two of my favorite panels from various “Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” comics, artwork done by the amazing Jim Steranko, a Marvel Comics Legend.
Very excited to be rolling out two new cosplays this summer, Big Ben and Star Lord! Nerdy and proud!
How am I spending one of the lazy days of summer? Re-reading one of my favorite comic series, Gerard Way’s “Umbrella Academy”.