Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Batman and Tor



Without a doubt, my favorite comic published last year was Joe Kubert's 6-issue Tor mini-series. It is amazing that after so many decades in the business, Kubert is still showing everyone how it is done. He hasn't missed a step and in my estimation is in fact better than he has ever been, and that's saying something. I loved these primal adventures of a time long gone by so much that I immediately ordered the three hardcover collections of Kubert's earlier Tor work. Those were great as well, especially since they span many years and you can see Kubert's art style change throughout. He also provides a lot of insightful commentary and discusses an animated Tor that never came to be. What a missed opportunity, that is something that I would have loved to have seen. I highly recommend these books as well as last year's series (now collected) to any lover of action or beautiful comic art, you will not be disappointed.

8 comments:

Mikeyboy said...

now tgis is a great idea and you got 2 Kubert illo's..awesome.

Ross said...

Well, the only thing better than Kubert is twice the Kubert!

Cathy and Dave said...

My all-time favorite Kubert cover is from the '80's - Batman in the straight-jacket surrounded by his rogues gallery at Arkham. Not sure what issue of Batman or Detective that but I recall he was up against Professor Milo...

Would the Caped Crusader use the same time-travel method he used to visit the Old West to investigate the arrowhead from the Batcave?...

Cathy and Dave said...

I just noticed - you've succumbed to the fad of 3-D!!!

Ross said...

I used that straight-jacket image in my Watcher cover.

Mikeyboy said...

In Ross' defense. Joe Kubert and a partner when they were working for St. Johns publishing ( Avon ) were the first to create a 3D comic book...and that comic book was?...TOR..from the world of 1 million years ago. So he is not falling into a fad or selling out. It is an Homage to Kubert and his 3D vision

Mikeyboy said...

Ray Zone I believe was the partners name

Ross said...

Good call Mikey - I have that 3D book, and it is still my favorite 3D comic ever!

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