Author Archives: George Travlos

Remembering Comic Book Creator Norm Breyfogle on His Birthday, February 27

Ask comic book readers about their definitive Batman artist, and you’ll hear some say Norm Breyfogle.  Norman Keith Breyfogle was born February 27, 1960, and died on September 24, 2018.  In a career that spanned four decades off and on with the same character, Norm contributed some of the finest Batman stories and helped create new characters within the Batman

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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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