Thursday, April 2, 2015

QBP #048 - Micronauts #9

Quarter-Bin Podcast #48

Micronauts #9, Marvel Comics, cover-dated September 1979.

"Home is Where the Heart Is!" by Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden and Al Milgrom.

After spending the last few issues in an around Florida, the Microns are back in the Microverse for this issue. Can they stop Baron Karza's attacks? Will Prince Argon and the super-hot rebel leader Slug be able to accomplish their mission? Will our heroes ignore all good sense and split the party? And what is Acroyear doing in that secret crystal chamber? Listen to the episode and find out!

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  1. even if it's a beat to Hell copy any Micronauts issue from the Mantlo/Golden run being sold for only 25 cents is almost criminal. it's a shame Michael Golden left the series so early on although for me the biggest comic book art tragedy will forever be steve ditko replacing Sal Buscema on ROM spaceknight. dikto was an artist for his time and even by the late 70s his time had passed. ditko's retro style of penciling looked ridiculous compared to the dynamic art of greats like Sal Buscema, Michael Golden and Neal Adams. ditko also did the pencils for Micronauts annual 1 just compare the art work in it to the stuff that Michael Golden did on the series it's like apples and oranges.

    1. There was definitely some great stuff being produced by Mantlo and his collaborating artists in this era.

    2. that was a very . . diplomatic response to my comment : )
      Howard Chaykin took over the penciling for Golden on the Micronauts but he didn't last long. unlike Golden the issue with Chaykin was the quality of his work on the series Mantlo stated that he felt that Chaykin's heart just wasn't in it. I certainly hold Chaykin's work during this era in much higher regard then I do ditko but I think Mantlo was right when it came to The Micronauts.