Tuesday, 30 July 2019

It's Your Birthday!

That's right, there's a birthday over at Rec. Road this week, so whad'cha get me huh? huh? huh?
Ahem. But what's the best comics related haul YOU ever got? Tell all on Pete's Podium at kidsfromrecroad.blogspot.com and see if you did better than me....

Monday, 29 July 2019

Gabriel, Devil Hunter

If Doug Moench had set out to come up with a series solely for me during the Bronze Age, he couldn't've done much better than Gabriel, Devil Hunter.
Obscenity spitting demonic possession? Check.
Tortured one eyed, two fisted catholic priest? Check.
Leather-clad sexpot assistant making goo goo eyes at the hero? Check check and triple check.

Gabriel is a priest who now works as a freelance exorcist, having successfully expunged a 300 year old witch from his own body, costing him his place in the church, his wife, and one of his eyes. So everything then.
He's a great, brooding hero who only really comes alive when called upon to destroy evil, and would make a belter of a movie.
Sadly, the series didn't get the time to progress, running in 4 issues of Haunt Of Horror and the last issue of Monsters Unleashed, so each tale is, in essence, a variation on a theme. But what a theme.

Here, from that final issue of Monsters Unleashed, just before Marvel's black & white horror line went to the grave, is that last adventure, where Gabriel and assistant Drusilla ( who may, or may not, be his dead wife reincarnated ) set out to exorcise an honest to gravestone corpse:

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Jim Aparo & Neal Adams In The House Of Mystery

As well as covers often featuring kids in peril, one of the favoured tropes at The House Of Mystery was kids whose imaginations had been stifled by adults, or who simply didn't believe their little ones when they told them something terrible was lurking in the basement.
Two of the best examples of this type of story, absolute cast-iron classics both, were by Jim Aparo & Neal Adams, and here they are. So remember, the next time your kid tells you there's something lurking under the bed, check, just in case...

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

The Kids From Rec. Road Return &... What's Your Year?

This week, over at our sister site, the Scrooge McDuck of Rec. Road, our arch nemesis Arnold Lipshitz, has finally got one over on us. But has he?
While over at:

Here's a zinger: If you could pick just one year in comics history as your favourite, which year would it be? And why?
All your questions answered, this week at kidsfromrecroad.blogspot.com!