Justice League International Issues 18 and 19, from 1988
Often considered DC’s over-the-top answer to Wolverine, Lobo was / is a very fun character, both on a visual level and the intergalactic badass lines spewing out of his mouth.
Lobo caught fire with his Justice League appearances in the late ’80s (possibly our . . . → Read More: Hey yo, it’s like, Lobo
We’ve blogged previously about The Adventurers and Grips, two of the hottest books of the mid ’80s black & white independent deluge…
…in doing some research on the b & w boom / bust, we dug up a great piece by Dave Olbrich, the founding publisher of Malibu Comics. In it, Dave details . . . → Read More: The ’80s Black & White Boom / Bust
Sure, 1987′s Wrestlemania III is legendary for Andre vs. Hulk and Steamboat vs. Savage, but until recently I’d forgotten how entertaining the Piper vs. Adonis match was!
The set-up, courtesy of Wikipedia:
The feud between Adrian Adonis and Roddy Piper began when, following a leave of absence from the WWF, Piper returned to find his Piper’s . . . → Read More: Wrestlemania III: Piper vs. Adonis
Moebius 4: The Long Tomorrow
In the ’80s and early ’90s, Marvel’s Epic imprint produced some beautiful material. Case-in-point is Epic’s graphic novel imports (utilizing Marvel’s then standard graphic “album” size / dimensions) of French artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius‘ material.
I praised DC’s late ’80s art direction and packaging design . . . → Read More: Moebius / Epic
Alright, I confess I currently own only one issue of this limited series from ’87 / ’88, but the other fives issues are on my (substantial) want list.
Slash Maraud 1
Immediately following their core character reboots (Batman, Superman, Justice League, etc.), DC started churning out all kinds of other stuff — good . . . → Read More: Slash Maraud
Founded by Kris Silver in ’86, Silverwolf Comics‘ instant flagship title was the ultra-violent, ultra-bloody, ultra, ultra, ultra Grips.
A sort of fusion of Marvel’s prominent badass / vigilante characters (Punisher, Wolverine, Daredevil), Grips featured dynamic shots of slicin’ and dicin’ and body parts aflyin’. Highly detailed pen and ink artwork, . . . → Read More: Hey, it’s Wolver…I mean, it’s Grips!
Yep, Very Fine / Near Mint is primarily a comic book nostalgia blog, but we’ll be regularly mixing in some of our other favorite pop-culture from the Copper Age years (roughly ’84 – ’91).
Right up there with our favorite WWF sequences of the ’80s, is the first six minutes of the 1989 Royal Rumble. Talk about . . . → Read More: Royal Rumble ’89