Thursday, June 27, 2019

QBP #137 - Time Warp #1

Quarter-Bin Podcast #137

Time Warp #1, DC Press, both cover-dated October / November 1979.

8 All-New Exciting Sci-Fi Thrillers! Doomsday Tales and Other Things!

This comic is from one of Professor Alan's favorite genres -- over-sized Bronze Age sci-fi! Does it live up to his expectations? How many of the 8 stories are classics?

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Music in the episode was "Return," by Responsibly Wild., aka Patrick Boberg, @PatBoBomb

Next Episode: Star Wars: Tales from Mos Eisley, Dark Horse Comics, cover-dated 1996.

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  1. Great review Professor Alan! I also grew up in the time of Dollar Comics and remember how this title was touted back in the day. So much, I bought it then with what was a princely sum at the time. Somewhere along the way, the book was lost in a parental purge. But I found it recently, ironically enough in dollar box and bought it.

    I liked the snowstorm one and the spider one, perhaps my love of Ditko showing a bit too much. But the grotesque 'purple fruit monster' one was what I found most horrifying. Do you starve to death? Or mutate? Brrrr ...

    One more thought. My town has a short story contest every year. Max 1000 words, so perfect 'comic anthology' length, usually no more than 2 pages. I submit every year and each time my stories have a twist. I assumed that is how it is supposed to be done. So I'd like to hear what others have to say.

    1. Yeah, it was definitely a pleasant surprise to see Ditko work of this era, doing what he does best -- Sci-Fi and SPIDERS!!!!!!

      I think the shorter the story, the more important that "punch" ending is, because there is less room for complex plots and character development.