Monday, September 14, 2009

Add It To My Want List: Adventure Comics #493-497

I love digests. I love Alex Toth. Heck, I even love George Tuska. It wasn't until very recently that I realized that an extended origin story of the Challengers of the Unknown ran in the digest-sized Adventure Comics over 5 issues with Tuska art on the first two, and Toth on the final three. How did I not know this? I guess I've always seen the covers and just assumed they were 60s reprints. I own a ton of digests, but none from this little run. They have eluded me for far too long, and it's time for me to get serious about tracking them down. The dark lining to the silver cloud is that these are all written by Bob Rozakis, but Toth beggars can't be choosers. Aside from the Challs, I'm sure I'll love all the Legion, Marvel Family and other reprints scattered throughout.


Graeme said...

The Marvel Family stuff aren't reprints (or weren't initially)-- they're new stuff by Bridwell, Newton et. al (presumably for World's Finest Comics, which contracted in size around this time).

The reprints though are great, particularly as, Marvel Tales-like, they reprinted the Legion stories right from the start, with text commentary by Paul Levitz no less!

Scott M said...

I believe that there are some reprints in there, as well - including a story from Marvel Family #1, but I haven't double checked.

Jeremy A. Patterson said...

More COTU stories were intended for future issues, but were bumped off in favor of more Legion reprints! A leftover story for that run appeared in DC Comics Presents #84!