Category Archives: comics

Secret Origins #10 (DC)

Rating: 5/5 – Four Origins That Add to Phantom Stranger’s Legacy. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The creative lineup for this issue of Secret Origins includes names such as Alan Moore, Jim Aparo, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Joe Orlando and … Continue reading

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Kobra #1-4 (DC)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Kobra’s Publishing History is Better Than the Story Itself. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The very first issue of Kobra has quite a few names in the credits box that I wasn’t expecting. The story is … Continue reading

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Showcase #80 (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – The 1969 Revival of The Phantom Stranger & Dr. 13. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The Phantom Stranger first appeared in 1952. With a tagline exclaiming “Is He Man…or Ghost?”, the series was an anthology that … Continue reading

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The Saga of Crystal, Crystal Warrior #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – A Comic That Tied Into an ’80s Line of Toys. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. After reading the latest issue of the Secret Wars tie-in book WeirdWorld, a character who hasn’t been seen in quite some … Continue reading

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World’s Finest Comics #247 (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – Crazy Fun Starring Kor-El, Superman’s Twin Brother! by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Usually my back issue reading choices are calculated. Catch up on an issue here or read a run of this character there, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Micronauts #1 (1979) (Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – This Could Be the Best Comic Inspired by a Toy-Line Ever. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The Micronauts originated as a toy line from Japan in the mid 1970s called Microman. They were three and three quarter … Continue reading

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Godzilla #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – Godzilla, Smack Dab in the Marvel Universe! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. With the release and popularity of Godzilla at the movies, those looking for further adventures of the Japanese monster have plenty of comics to feed … Continue reading

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