Yesterday after work I headed to the comics shop to pick up the fourth and final installment of the new Rocketeer Adventures. (More on those comics later.)
While at the store I was attracted by the huge stack of comics from DC. They were all this issue below.
I could've spent four bucks on this over-hyped, universe-quaking, big-name-talent-driven, by-most-reports-disatisfying, incomplete spectacle or I could take those same four bucks and pick up a heavily discounted volume of some of the earliest adventures of Rob Hanes by Randy Reynaldo.
The choice was beyond easy. Despite owning all these Rob Hanes adventures already in the original, getting them with spiffy new lettering and in a handy-dandy single volume was a guarantee of quality and classic comic book entertainment.
The other thing was less so.
This volume from independent talent Reynaldo collects four issues of a comic titled Adventure Strip Digest which featured the retro-styled, but still modern escapades of Rob Hanes, a young and skilled operative for Justice International, a private firm sending its agents into all sorts of scrapes all over the globe.
If you like Doug Wildey's Jonny Quest or classic comic strip master Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates you'll enjoy these stories. They are told with an economy and precision unheard of for the most part in sprawling modern comic books. These are tasty done-in-one adventures but still in a consistent world which does remember.
I'm eager to tear into these great stories again. As for that other comic which went on sale yesterday...not so much.
For much more on Rob Hanes check out this link.
Here's a small gallery of the issues included in the volume I bought.