Got my first shipment.  This one from Dylan Todd.  
The highlight of this batch is a killer logo by Gray Morrow for this 1974 Red Circle horror comic. Two-point perspective stone walls that at first look like the walls in a creepy old castle with the top of the letters suggesting the crenulations of battlements and some dark arrow slits but then you have details more in line with fog-choked old London like that gaslight lamp burning on the H and the spikes on the roof tops. Then there is a dungeon door and I think the letter A might even have a safe under it. Self-lit logos are even more rare than two-point perspective logos, but close inspection shows that there must be another light source shining in from off-page to the left.
I’m gonna try and convince Depths of Reality to rip off this logo for their demo.
-AJ

Got my first shipment.  This one from Dylan Todd.  

The highlight of this batch is a killer logo by Gray Morrow for this 1974 Red Circle horror comic. Two-point perspective stone walls that at first look like the walls in a creepy old castle with the top of the letters suggesting the crenulations of battlements and some dark arrow slits but then you have details more in line with fog-choked old London like that gaslight lamp burning on the H and the spikes on the roof tops. Then there is a dungeon door and I think the letter A might even have a safe under it. Self-lit logos are even more rare than two-point perspective logos, but close inspection shows that there must be another light source shining in from off-page to the left.

I’m gonna try and convince Depths of Reality to rip off this logo for their demo.

-AJ

INDIANA JONES #13

Gonna be honest. This is a tough sell for me. I mean, you talk to me about people having made sequels to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and I’ll look at you funny. They didn’t make prequels either.

There’s some nice Indy punch action, though. Helps that Archie Goodwin was assisting David Micheline with the script. Ricardo Villamonte provides solid pencils but it’s not doing much for me. Feels like trying to make Indy fit the Marvel comics formula with just a pretty-good crew in the early eighties working on it.

VENGEANCE OF BANE from 1993. 

Bane more or less marks the end of me paying attention to superhero comics. Not just Batman, but superhero comics altogether. Sure, I was still getting the oddball thing like the MARTIAN MANHUNTER miniseries from the mid-90s and SANDMAN and HELLBOY, but I’d punched out long before that. So I don’t get Bane as a believable menace at all (unless he’s drawn by Kelley Jones.) A whole big one-shot about how Bane is this total badass and destined to break Batman is all so much noise, particularly given it being written by Chuck Dixon who’s never been better than average in my book.

But I like Eduardo Barreto, even when he’s just inking. So there’s some fun stuff to look at and the lines are great. Plus it’s from ‘93 so it’s all DEATH OF SUPERMAN everywhere you look and you know how that went over.

Though you do get Bane stabbing a giant bat with a sword. I guess that’s cool, right?