Thursday, October 14, 2004
We now interupt the continuation of the Yanquis/Red Stockings Cold War for the following message
This title was one of my favorite comics as a kid. I particularly liked this issue for its combination of "natural" threats in a "supernatural" world. You can see the shadow of the Phantom Stranger, who is one of those overly powerful mystic characters in the DC universe (see The Spectre or Dr. Fate for further examples), but the villain is a person in a skeleton suit. The issue takes place during Carnival (farewell to the flesh indeed) and the "villains" do indeed use magic in the book, but the cover is amazing.
© Christian Lindke