Taking a look at some of the extra things going on when the comics cover dated December of 1978 were on the stands . . . like the final issues of Devil Dinosaur and Machine Man. And the FIRST issue of a new series that will be covered in our next round of Marvel’s Cosmic Comics!
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Taking a look at what else is happening at Marvel with the cover date November, 1978. Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur take on other dino riders, while Machine Man deals with evil scientists, and some advertisements cause some excitement for what’s coming to Marvel’s Cosmic Comics in the near future!
Ben takes a peek at the ads and editorial material in the Marvel comics cover dated October, 1978 and also takes a look at two comics related to Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey: Machine Man #7 and Devil Dinosaur #7.
Ben wraps up his coverage of September 1978’s cover dated comics by taking a look at Machine Man and Devil Dinosaur #6 and the ads and copy found in this month’s comics.
Taking a look at Machine Man #5 and Devil Dinosaur #5, Ben also looks at the ads and editorial copy of Marvel’s August 1978 cover dated books!
Taking a look at Machine Man #4 and Devil Dinosaur #4, both featuring invading aliens and big battles! Also, looking at the ads and editorial copy of Marvel’s July 1978 cover dated books!
Using Star Wars as a guideline, we’re exploring comic books based on licensed properties that Marvel Comics published from 1977 to 1986. June 1978 brought aliens from the other side of the universe and a giant with a triceratops skull for a helmet — from the head and hand of Jack …
We take a look inside the covers of the May 1978 books — the ads, the copy-pages, a Twinkie ad — and then open the pages of Jack Kirby’s two 2001 successors: Machine Man and Devil Dinosaur!
Ben takes a look at three comics that were not licensed but that were related to their licensed books: a comic capitalizing on Star Wars’ success; a continuation of 2001’s Mr. Machine story; and a return to prehistory in the vein of Kirby’s early 2001 stories.
Wrapping up coverage of July 1977, Ben takes a look at some of the extra materials found in the comics, like ads and publishing notices.