Friday, February 25, 2011
Cute, Little Comic
Ash is excited because he got a small reprint of old comics this week. It’s Blue Ribbon Digest #24: Legion of Super-Heroes and it was published in 1982. When he got his loot unpacked from the shipping box, he was excited to show me his “cute, little comic.” On the plus side, it’s a small comic, so it won’t take up too much space, even though it’s 100 pages. Ash said this completes his 1970-80s collection. I know I don’t need to say it, but that man has too many comics.
The Blue Ribbon Digests are reprints of old comics that contain an original comic at the beginning. The original story was written by Paul Levitz, and the rest of the book contains reprints from the 1960s. Ash said, “The cool thing is that it has a ‘meet the Legion’ chapter that has pictures and biographies of the Legion of Super-Heroes.” The only thing that’s missing is a scratch-n-sniff section where rabid Legion fans can smell Lightning Lad’s leotard.
Ash told me that this was only way that new Legion fans could read old comics at the time, and since Ash wants the 1980s fanboy experience he had to locate it at a nerdy comic website. Apparently this book was in high demand and it took him awhile to get his own copy.