Now that Heroes Con 2009 is over (have you listened to the podcast panel yet?), I’ve had a chance to look at last weeks’ comics and discovered a hodgepodge of Golden Age reprints. So, just a quick post to fill you in on what hit the comic shops last week.
Tarzan – The Jesse Marsh Years, Volume 2 (Dark Horse)
Dark Horse delivered the second volume in the Tarzan – The Jesse Marsh Years Archives. This book reprints the following Golden Age classics:
- Tarzan #5 (September-October 1948)
- Tarzan #6 (November-December 1948)
- Tarzan #7 (January-February 1949)
- Tarzan #8 (March-April 1949)
- Tarzan #9 (May-June 1949)
- Tarzan #10 (July-August 1949)
If you love the classic Dell Tarzan comics, you’ll enjoy this volume. Check it out!
Young Allies 70th Anniversary Special, No. 1 (Marvel)
If you listened to my last episode of the Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast (#61), you learned about the really cool 70th Anniversary Series being published over the past few months by Marvel Comics. This latest issue features The Young Allies (Bucky, Toro and the gang). In addition to new content, this issue features “Terry Vance, The School Boy Sleuth” from Marvel Mystery Comics #14 (December 1940) and a text piece by Stan Lee, “Captain America & The Bomb Sight Thieves” from Captain America Comics #4 (June 1941). Stan’s first work for Marvel had appeared in the previous issue of this title.
Captain America #600 (Marvel)
Yep, even one of Marvel’s “regular” titles features a great Golden Age reprint this week. In fact, this is a story that has not been reprinted very often and features the “death” of the Red Skull. “Red Skull’s Deadly Revenge” first appeared in Captain America Comics #16 (July 1942). The story was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Al Avison. Of course, other material in this issue sets the stage for Reborn and the resurection of Captain America (Steve Rogers) in July.
All in all, a great week for Golden Age reprints!