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Additions to the To Read pile

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Here are a couple of recent additions to the To Read pile. I remember buying the first ten or so issues of the First Comics reprints, but stopped getting them after a while. I liked the series back then so I’m not sure why I stopped getting it, but it was probably cost.

I recently picked up Lone Wolf and Cub Volume One from Dark Horse Comics and thought these were the same things. Not even close because that was just the first First Comics issue in a smaller package. These Omnibus volumes are five issues in one. I will eventually have to get the first one, but there’s no hurry because I already have the stories.

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Where They Are Now? – Grant Miehm

A few weeks ago, I was doodling at work and created a character called Robo-Reagan (I will post a scan of it if I get a chance). Although he didn’t look like Cyber-Ike, the comic book series The American immediately came to mind. If you never had an opportunity to read The American, you should pick up the trade from Dark Horse Comics. It was written by Mark Verheiden and featured artwork by Dougie Braithwaite, Chris Marrinan, Brandon Peterson, Chris Warner and Grant Miehm. The American was also one of the best B&W superhero comic books of 80s. I would recommend it, even if this wasn’t an Amazon Link:

Even though the book had a lot of big name artists on it, the only one I really associate the book with is Grant Miehm. This is probably because while Grant was drawing The American, he was also working on Secret Origins from DC and had pictures in the Who’s Who and Who’s Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes books.

After The American, Grant Miehm also had stints on Suicide Squad (written by John Ostrander) and Manhunter (written by Kim Yale). He also had fill-in issues on The Flash and Blackhawk. The last thing I remember him on was The Legend of The Shield (co-written by Mark Waid). After that he moved to Marvel, but I don’t think I read anything he did for them.

I hadn’t thought of him in years until the creation of Robo-Reagan. It was really weird to see the latest issue of Boy’s Life had a two page story drawn by Grant Miehm called Scouts In Action. I’m not sure how long he has been doing this, but I think it is cool. I am glad he is still writing and drawing, but I wonder what else he is doing.

Does anyone have any details on what Grant Miehm is up to these days?

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Comics Playground 8: Gremlins, Goblins and Mutants! Oh my!

The guys double up on the Required Reading for this episode, reviewing both Goblin Chronicles #1 and Wolverine: First Class #1. Also, our first contest is officially announced! Plus, it’s a good episode for some Independent Reading. All this plus some news for the low, low cost of free!

Goblin Chronicles #1 spoiler time stamp: 24:25 – 43:08
Wolverine: First Class #1 spoiler time stamp: 43:49 – 1:02:08

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Heroes Con
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Bad Place Productions (Publisher of The Serial Squad. Go there for more info and ordering.)
Dark Horse Comics
Ape Entertainment
Archon Comics (Comics studio for The Goblin Chronicles.)
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