I picked this excellent sketch card of the Marvel C-lister up late last month for $5.58 w/ free shipping, because I felt like I needed a Cloak to go with the five Dagger sketch cards I have at present. They are two of my all-time favorite comic book characters for one very important reason. When I was but a wii youngling, my dad had two big stacks of old comic books on the bottom of a huge bookcase in my room, and their earliest appearances featured prominently in there.
Those stacks are also the reason I have a soft spot for Jonah Hex and mark out hard for all of his DCAU appearances. Issues 1-11 of Hex, his adventures in a post-apocalyptic future were in there. There were also several Digest-sized DC Comics amongst the actual books, which included “Whatever Happened to the Crimson Avenger”, a short story that has stuck with me throughout the years and become one of my all-time favorites.
A few collections of newspaper comics also made an appearance on that magical bookcase. This is the reason I’m one of the 8 people in the world today who knows of Tug McGraw’s fantastic ’70s baseball comic Scroogie, even though it came and went nearly a decade before I was born. One of my creative aspirations is to create a sequel (probably in novel form) to that awesome comic. I will post some pages on the blog if I the two collections ever turn up.
I’ve gotten way off track, but now you know where the root for a great deal of my nerdery comes from. That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by!