Author Archives: George Travlos

Under the Radar: “Destroyer Duck” #1 – First Appearance of Groo the Wanderer (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the end of the Ice Age! Time for another edition of Under the Radar, a segment where we will spotlight comic books that don’t have the widespread attention of the comic book community that they really should.  Today, we’ll be looking at Destroyer Duck #1, which

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Crowdfunding Review: “Johnny Phantasm 1985” (Riot Press, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the fall of Atlantis! Today, we’ll be reviewing the crowdfunded comic book Johnny Phantasm 1985 by Patrick Thomas Parnell and Evan Pozios.  For those of you not familiar with my crowdfunding review format, I grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality

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Art Highlight: “Fantastic Four” #316, Page 3 Splash (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome to a special Attack Helicopter Week edition of Art Highlight, a recurring segment where contributors to The Splintering showcase a piece of original art in their collection.  In honor of this week’s theme, I am revealing a gem from my vault, the original splash art page to Fantastic Four #316, Page #3. This page is an absolute beauty and

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Who Remembers? “Power Records” – The Comic Book with a Record!

The 1970’s was definitely the grooviest decade in history.  After all, how many decades can lay claim to disco, bell-bottom pants, and Bi-Centennial fever?  The 1970’s also had a unique assortment of novelty items (cue the obligatory Pet Rock reference).  One of my favorite novelty items to come out from that decade was the Power Record Book and Record Sets. 

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Under the Radar: “Dark Horse Presents” #1 – The First Appearance of Concrete (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome to a special Monochrome May edition of Under the Radar, a segment where we spotlight comic books that don’t have the widespread attention of the comic book community that they should.  Today, we’ll be looking at the black and white comic book Dark Horse Presents #1, which not only launched the flagship anthology series from Dark Horse Comics, but

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Spotlight: DC Direct’s Batman Black and White Statue Series (Monochrome May Special)

Batman Black and White is an anthology series focusing on the universe of the titular character, as depicted in short stories by the very best talent in comic books. Originally a four-issue series produced by DC Comics in 1996, the format proved to be so successful that not only did it inspire four additional Batman Black and White series (totaling

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Top Ten Crossover Storylines in Comic Book History

What is a comic book crossover storyline? Well, it’s a comic book story that travels through at least two (but often more) different titles. For example, the classic Avengers/Defenders War took place between the two titles during the 1970s and is still talked about to this day by loyal fans. A crossover could also have one centric title, with several

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“Tales From Kerra Prime” by Brian Silverbax Now on Kickstarter

Veteran independent comic book creator Brian Silverbax is back at the crowdfunding grind with Tales from Kerra Prime, a follow-up campaign to Kerra Prime Handbook which successfully funded in 2020.  Tales from Kerra Prime is an 80+ page anthology graphic novel that features 15+ different stories, with 25+ creative contributions as part of a single connected universe.  Tales from Kerra

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Crowdfunding Review: THE CHENOO by Graham Nolan

Given that the Indiegogo campaign for Graham Nolan’s Alien Alamo launched earlier this week, today we’ll be reviewing his most recent crowdfunded comic book, The Chenoo.  For those of you not familiar with my review format, I grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and Shipping Stretch Goals and Bonuses With

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Spotlight: New HARDCOVER Edition of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and Bernie Wrightson (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things gory and gruesome! For those of you looking for a classic horror novel to celebrate the Festival of Dread, look no further than the newest edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein featuring reproductions of Bernie Wrightson’s classic illustrations.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was original published in

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