October 24, 2011

Stanley Martin Lieber is rightly famous for creating numerous memorable fictional characters from the ones everyone has heard of down to the lesser known Soldier Zero, Willie Lumpkin, Chili Storm, Fin Fang Foom….Spiderman…. Not every idea he’s had has lasted the test of time though. “Nightcat” was to be a real-life version of “Dazzler”. A comicbook heroine and also a pop singer. The idea was quietly shelved as quickly as it began in 1991 after one comic and one CD and single.

The “real” Nightcat as pictured on the front of the single was Jacqueline Tavarez. Was she chosen because she looked like the comic character or was the comic character drawn to look like her? Who knows. Who cares. I don’t believe the CD has ever been re-issued. Curiosity made me track it down. I was expecting soft-metal but it’s actually forgettable dance pop. I’ve forgotten about it already.


Hank Garvin, Man of Steel

October 13, 2011

The “Golden Age” UK/Australian Atlas/K.G.Murray Superman No 29 published in August 1952 reprinted the cover story from Superman 73 dated Nov/Dec 1951. No sideways comics this time.

I like this exchange between Lois and Superman from the backup story “The Anti-Superman Club” (originally found in Superman 71).


Of all the self-help books ever published, this one is the most useful.