Where comic strips lived a new life…
Back Issue #136 is out this week and the subject is Bronze Age Comic Strips. Now, personally, I’ve always preferred comic books to comic strips (when it comes to adventure stories) but there’s no doubting the appeal of a daily dose of your favorite heroes and villains. Or even a weekly dose.
Superfans Jerry Sinkovec and Mike Tiefenbacher understood this and, from 1971 to 1978, their Menomonee Falls Gazette was a weekly tabloid that reprinted a wide array of adventure strips, from the popular to the obscure. They were based in Wisconsin but quickly built a national following. There was even a sister pub for a few years — The Menomonee Falls Guardian, which focused on humor strips.
In any event, historian John Wells has put together a superb history of the publication for BI #136, and we’re bringing you a 13 COVERS gallery as our EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT.
But first check out the table of contents because this ish hits a lot of high points:
Back Issue #136 will be available at comics shops and magazine sellers, but you can also order it directly from publisher TwoMorrows. (Click here.)
Now dig these 13 COVERS, all of which appear in the issue.
Back Issue #136 will be available at comics shops and magazine sellers, but you can also order directly from publisher TwoMorrows. (Click here.)
— 13 COVERS: A Groovy Salute to the Classic Mag ROCKET’S BLAST COMICOLLECTOR. Click here.
— MARSHALL ROGERS’ BATMAN Strip Needs to Be Reprinted. Click here.