Doug: We interrupt this vacation because... well, because! I've actually been reading some comics over the past three weeks or so and thought it might be cool to not only share what I've had my nose in, but ask the same of our readers. We always love it around here when we run these posts for media suggestions. Let's spend the weekend sharing and/or recommending, and then maybe even come back here over the next several days to leave a thought if you've read based on another's recommendation or just have picked up something to peruse on your own.
Doug: We spent three days before the Christmas holiday with family in Missouri. On a morning when my brother-in-law was at work and my wife and her sister were shopping I took the opportunity to fire up the Kindle. I have several hundred comics stored on that device, moved over to it from my DVD-ROMs. While skimming the choices, I settled on Avengers #s 21 and 22. Both issues featured Power-Man and the Enchantress. Man, I just love the Kooky Quartet era! Those were great stories, and Don Heck's art was a perfect match for that version of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Doug: Next up was the 6-issue arc "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes", which originally ran in Action Comics #s 858-863. I think I mentioned this hardcover in a comment a little over a week ago. I'd strongly recommend it to Superman fans and to Legion fans. It's a fun ride, with all of the Legionnaires in costumes that approximate their Bronze Age looks. And as I mentioned in that comment, Gary Frank draws Superman quite similarly to one Christopher Reeve (on the interiors, but not so much on the covers). Awesome.
Doug: Next up (sheesh, I've read more than I thought!) was a shelf-grab of Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers. Of course that was inspired by the post we ran on December 30 where many of you saw the Batman newspaper strip from 1989 for the first time. Of course Rogers was the artist. I read Rogers's first three issues of Detective Comics, teamed with Steve Englehart. As I knew, it was pretty good fare, and you can plainly see that the first ish has an incredible rubber mask reveal!
Doug: Lastly, and even on both sides of writing this post, I'm revisiting The Dark Knight Returns. I've pre-ordered a copy of The Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition, which is Graphitti Designs' version of an IDW Artist Edition. It is due to arrive in February, and I promise to share some images from it once it is in my possession. I really enjoyed the first issue of TDKR, and I've mentioned a few times over the years that it is the only comic I've ever read and then immediately read again. Whatever happened with Batman in the succeeding years aside, the 1st issue of TDKR is one of my all-time faves. That being said, I've also gone on record stating I didn't care for the devolving look of Miller's art as the series wore on. That and the fact that it became achingly late in arriving as we headed toward issues 3 and 4.
Doug: And how about you?