Friday, March 05, 2010
Reprint This! Rip Hunter... Time Master
Most discussions regarding DC's Silver Age seem to skip right over Rip Hunter. That's too bad, as the Time Master has had plenty of colorful adventures. I guess this type of story fell out of favour for a while, but I'm thinking that they are now seem as having enough 'retro charm' to warrant a DC Showcase Presents volume. Between the try-out stories from Showcase and the ongoing series, there should be more than enough material. I've only read a handful of these, and I'd love to get my hands on some more. Alex Toth, Joe Kubert and Mike Sekowsky all contributed to early stories and I actually really like Bill Ely's storytelling in later issues. If I'm not mistaken, Nick Cardy and the Andru/Esposito team chipped in on a cover or two. In general, DC has been pretty good to us fans by thinking a little outside the box with the Showcase Presents series. I only hope that they continue to do so, and give us some 60s time travelling fun.