Friday, August 24, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #70 - March 1986

sgAh, the final Binky collection. Binky, we hardly knew ye.

I love this cover, commissioned for the digest. It reminds me of those "hippy" covers comics had in the late 60s and early 70s, where mostly middle-aged comic guys attempted to portray what they thought hippies looked like. Clearly, any band dressed like Culture Club who showed up at an actual punk club would've been murdered, right there on stage.

But let's not quibble, let's get to the Binky! Stories include:
Binky in "The Earth People", "Easy Bread", "The Unbelievers" and "A Natural Born Foul-Up"
Scooter in "The Ghost is Clear", "Not A Very Safe Place To Be", "A Hairy Tale", "Present For A Sassy Kid", "Vote For Miss Noble", and "The Plenty Potent Potion"
Debbi in "Scrambled Brains" and "Love Those Bad Kids" odd thing is, even though there's a Digest Forum column, Nick Cuti is no longer listed as editor, having been replaced by Barbara Randall.

Frequently in comics you'd see a new editor take over a book for its final two or three issues, with the idea I guess the senior editor would be moved onto more important work and a new editor could get some experience guiding a cancelled title into the great beyond.

*sigh* Be here tomorrow for the big conclusion!

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