Those Most Precious Jewels

So there I was on the weekend, catching up with some back issues of Infinity, Inc from the late 80s (because that’s how I spend the ridiculously hot yet rare summer days here in the UK) when I came across #42.

Fury is pregnant (and most everyone knows how that turns out) so is taking some time off, and the rest of the team organise a going away beach party for her. Wildcat, as a rock magazine journalist, hires a band to play at the party and we get a splash page of the team enjoying themselves in civvies:

It’s nice to see a group of heroes relaxing every now and then as it makes a change from the constant round of battle after battle.

That said, I have to admit I did a double take when I noticed the name of the band:

Now I don’t know if that’s there because of Roy and Dann Thomas, the writers, or whether one of the artists slipped it in for the hell of it, but The Family Jewels . . . honestly!?

Whoever did it had some balls, that’s all I can say.

Batman R.I.P.

Honestly, I was never a fan of the 60s Batman series – even as a kid, I found it too camp, too silly for my liking.

Over the years, though, my fondness for Adam West grew as he embraced the fame the role had given him and was willing to be a good sport about the whole thing, voicing himself in the last Lego Batman game.

Farewell, Adam West. Batman R.I.P.


Updated Crisis 7 Homages Page

One of, if not the most visited pages here is my collection of homages to the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, the death of Supergirl issue.

I’ve added a few more to the page but also tidied it up, separating out those covers that are pre-Crisis from those that are post- as well as moving the interior art and others to their own sections. Check it out here and, if you find any others, use the Contact Me tab at the top of the site to drop me a line.

Who Was That Masked Man?

Try as I might, I can’t identify every character in every series that I annotate so as you read through my notes you’ll see some labelled as unknown.

I’ve collated all of them in to a single page here (also a tab at the top of this main page) so they’re nice and easy to view. Take a look and if you can identify some of them or just give me a suggestion, use the new Contact Me form which is also available as a tab on the top.

If you can identify a character, you get your name in lights . . . or at least on the Acknowledgements page!

Who is that?