In the spirit of Halloween, Ben is reading one horror comic every night before he goes to bed. Will they keep him up? Or will they put him to sleep? We’ll find out…
It’s October 2nd. Last night I binge read the final six issues of ALIENS: DEFIANCE. I honestly planned to do something similar tonight. But . . . well, it just wasn’t quite as exciting.
CREATURE COMMANDOS #1 – DC Comics; Timothy Truman, writer; Scot Eaton, Raymond Kryssing, & John Kalisz, artists; published March 2000
I was going through my collection during the summer and I found my complete run of Creature Commandos (1-8) and Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos and I thought it’d be neat to read through them and do a comparison contrast. And so as I was considering what to read for this evening, I considered doing THAT. Reading the full run of Creature Commandos tonight and reading the other series on another night.
But I could barely get through issue 1. Not because it’s BAD, just because I’m tired.
This issue was a great set up and it had interesting things happening. There’s marauders from another dimension. There’s body horror as a World War II vet wakes up and realizes that he should be dead but he’s not AND he’s a machine. There’s a team of monster soldiers who have fun dialogue. There’s a mad scientist who shouts: “He’s ALIVE!”
I really want to see what happens next. But it’s going to wait until either: A. I’m done with this October series, or B. I run out of comics to read and decide to read issue 2.
For now, I’m enjoying my horror comic reading. It’s fun knowing I’m going to finally get to some of these comics I haven’t had a chance to read yet.
You can read the rest of this series here: Ben’s Horror-Comic-Athon October 2018
While Ben’s not podcasting daily for the entire month, The Comic Book Time Machine will be going daily for a week at the end of October. Don’t miss our WEEK OF WEIRD, as we explore some weird comics from October 25-31!