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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Collect This Now! The Shadow | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

Collect This Now! The Shadow | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment: Whether it was poor sales or a unhappy copyright owner, the fact remains neither DC nor Conde Nast seem to be in that much of a hurry to get this material back out to the public. And that’s a real shame because even though back issues are cheap and not too hard to find, a trade collecting this work (and ideally, including Sinkiewicz’s run as well as the one issue drawn by Marshall Rogers) would, I think, bring about a new appreciation for what Helfer and Baker did. By refusing to be beholden to nostalgia or the then popular “grim and gritty” ethos, the two were able to create a manic, inspired and downright hilarious comic that is quite unlike anything that was being published at the time or has come down the pike since.


Oh yeah, this was - and still is - one of my favorites, never-to-be-parted-with.