Monday, July 20, 2009
I was just last week bemoaning the fact that an affordable collection of the old Fawcett Comics "The Monster Society of Evil" wasn't available (and really never has been; the last time it was collected, in the 80s, the price tag was pretty prohibitive when it first went on sale, much less when scarcity drove the price up), and here I see this little gem in DC's October solicitations.
DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: SHAZAM! – THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL HCHot dog!
Written by Otto Binder
Art and cover by C.C. Beck
At last, DC Comics collects the legendary serialized story from the pages of CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #22-46 (1943-1945). The Big Red Cheese battles foe after foe as he inches his way toward the malevolent force behind it all: the two-inch long, superintelligent worm known as Mr. Mind!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US
There is a website out of England that has Golden Age Comics available for free download. I have all the various issues making up the saga from them. Some of the scans are not great. But, I will welcome this hardcover edition. I read the earlier edition from a firend's library and it is worth every penny spent.
I've only ever read a couple of the chapters, myself, never the whole thing at once. I used to gaze with longing at a copy of the earlier hardcover collection that sat behind the counter at a comic shop in Dallas, but even by '89 or '90 it was *way* out of my price range.Post a Comment