Here for your viewing pleasure is the next issue of Adventure Comics, 426. With this one, the horror-adventure story idea is taking a step further via the creation of "The Adventurers Club," basically just a framing device featuring a white-haired safari-type dude who interviews various people for their membership in his macabre explorer's club. Adventurer's Club must not have generated much interest, since it only lasted for two issues, but what it did bring to Adventure Comics was artist Jim Aparo. We'll be looking at a lot of Aparo art in the weeks to come as we explore his runs in Adventure on the Spectre, and on the solo Phantom Stranger book. Here he's working with writer John Albano, who wrote a ton of horror stories for DC, Marvel and the briefly ressurrected Atlas throughout the 1970s, and also did some good humor comics including Angel & the Ape and Plop! for DC. The cover, featuring b-story hero the Vigilante, is by the great Dick Giordano.
Also, this year Negative Pleasure will once again be engaging in a post-or-more-a-day Halloween countdown throughout October. Jon's Random Acts of Geekery blog is already gearing up for the countdown, which I guess is sooner than I realize (they're already starting to throw the Halloween stuff up at the Rite Aid and Walgreens), and even made a nice banner for those who are participating:
Anyway, something to look forward to...
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