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Look Behind You! For There You'll Behold Proof Of The Peril!

Flash #1 - June 1987 Issue - DC Comics From View Obscura Comics Script by Mike Baron, pencils by Jackson Guice, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Wally's Titans friends throw a surprise party for his twentieth birthday. During the party, he gets an emergency call from the hospital. He is needed to deliver a heart for a transplant patient, writer Eugenie Hedstrom, from New York to Seattle. He convinces the doctors to give him health insurance in return for his help. While passing through Wyoming, he witnesses Vandal Savage throttle a private investigator to death. After delivering the heart and speaking with Hedstrom, Wally flies back to New York. The Third World Liberation Army attempts to hijack the flight, but Wally stops them, spraining his wrist in the process. Upon returning to his apartment, he discovers that a lottery ticket he had purchased before the party just made him a millionaire. Then he notices a present he had not seen before. Opening it, he discovers a human hea

Tell Me Who Batman Really Is!

Amazing Spider-Man #261, February 1985 Issue - Marvel Comics From View Obscura Comics "The Sins of My Father!" Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Painted cover by Charles Vess. In the Rose's storage locker, the Hobgoblin confronts the abducted Liz and Mary Jane, inadvertently revealing that he knows MJ by name. Meanwhile, Harry finds one of Norman's journals to swap for Liz and MJ. Spidey trails Harry. At the Baxter Building, a flying probe accidentally frees the Symbiote, who seeks revenge on Spider-Man. In Central Park, the Hobgoblin knocks Harry unconscious, taking both him and the journal. Spidey follows at a safe distance. Hobby places Harry with Liz and MJ. They escape but are spotted. Hobgoblin confronts them, but the Rose decides to leave. Spidey tackles Hobgoblin, their battle causing an explosion that knocks the wall-crawler out and sets the warehouse on fire. Finding Hobby's weapon's cache, Harry uses them a

Throwback Thursday - Three Essential Albums from the Age of Wave

Berlin: Pleasure Victim (1982) Berlin was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by John Crawford (bass guitar). Band members included Crawford, Terri Nunn (vocals), David Diamond (keyboards), Ric Olsen (guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards) and Rod Learned (drums). Learned left during the first EU tour and was replaced by Rob Brill (drums).[citation needed] The band gained mainstream-commercial success in the early 1980s with singles including "The Metro", "Sex (I'm A...)", "No More Words" and then in the mid '80s with the chart-topping single "Take My Breath Away" from the 1986 film Top Gun. Pleasure Victim was recorded in 1982 and released that year by independent label Enigma Records. After considerable attention received by the second single, "Sex (I'm A...)", the album was re-released worldwide by Geffen Records on January 26, 1983. The album marked the return of lead singer Terri Nunn to the group. To date, it is Berlin's b

The Screen's Most Exciting Adventure In Horror!

The Mole People - 1964 Issue - Warren Magazines Story by Russ Jones, based on the screenplay by Laszlo Gorog. The 1956 sci-fi B-movie The Mole People is adapted to comics, using movie stills, captions, word balloons and hilarious sound effects. Scientists exploring beneath the Earths surface discover a race of monsters. Perhaps the first ever B-comic. Buy It Here A narration by Dr. Frank Baxter, an English professor at the University of Southern California, explains the premise of the film and its basis in reality. He briefly discusses the hollow earth theories of John Symmes and Cyrus Teed among others, and says that the movie is a fictionalized representation of this unorthodox point of view. Archaeologists Dr. Roger Bentley and Dr. Jud Bellamin stumble upon a race of Sumerian albinos living deep under the Earth. They keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slaves to harvest mushrooms, their primary food source, since they can grow without sunlight. The Sumerian albinos'