Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Smash! and Pow! 139
Another title i picked up from the trip to the 30th Century, this issue from Sept 1968 features classic Gene Colan Daredevil, Steve Ditko Spider-Man and REALLy duff art on the Batman/Superman reprints.
Three things of note with the UK-originated strips:
This odd one called "Brian's Brain" which features our hero "Brian Kingsley... the possessor of an astounding artificial brain." Not only do you get a brain in a jar, its left "in the strange house belonging to Julius Pilt". Who happens to control a prehistoric creature. What a strange little strip, that i've never heard of. Might try and track more down.
Grimly Feendish is limited to only a criminal (ha! gettit?) four panels, but is still fun.
Best thing though, and making it well worth the price, is exquisite Ken Reid work on the Nervs.
Genius, genius stuff