Wait, there was no Gilligan’s Island?
TwoMorrows has retro TV on the brain these days — and why not? There’s hardly a classic show left that you can’t buy, stream or catch on MeTV.
Of course, a metric ton of these programs were adapted for comic books — for good or bad — and Back Issue #128 and #129 are devoted to them.
Just check out Issue #128’s table of contents:
Oh man, there’s even a feature on Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp! (It’s streaming on Amazon Prime, by the by.)
But that’s not all — the publisher is also planning a full-length history of the topic in 2022: American TV Comic Books (1940s-1980s), by Peter Bosch. (Click here for the complete rundown.)
Anyway, Back Issue #128 is out June 30 — and we’ve got an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT, as per usual. While we love our lists of 13 in these parts, BI editor Michael Eury has a shorter one — An Editor’s Wish List of TV Tie-Ins.
Dig these great TV comics that should have been:
Of course, we’ve seen modern versions of Wonder Woman ’77 and Charlie’s Angels but it’s not the same as a Bronze Age treatment, dig?
Back Issue #128 is due June 30, though the ish is already available in some places. It’s available at comics shops and magazine sellers but you can also order it directly from TwoMorrows. (Click here.)
— A Genre Unexplored: AMERICAN TV COMICS Get Their Due. Click here.
— PAUL KUPPERBERG: My 13 Favorite 1960s Gold Key Comics TV Adaptations. Click here.