Writer: Gerry Conway
Pencils: Herb Trimpe
Inks: Bob McLeod
‘Gems in the Bin’ is a weekly column at the Two Headed Nerd where I review a comic book that I pulled out of the $.25 bin at Fanfare Sports and Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Will I strike gold or will I pay too much for an awful comic that should have been shredded? Let’s check out my selection for this week, Spitfire & The Troubleshooters #2.
I want Spitfire #2 to die, go to hell, and burn. This comic book was an awful reading experience. The advertisements were more interesting reads. I’m seriously considering sending in $1.00 for a detective starter kit, so I can begin my career as a private dick. I’ve been known to be more of the public variety. *Drum roll*
Gerry Conway, the writer for Spitfire #2, wrote the death of Gwen Stacy for The Amazing Spider-Man, and I respect him for that. However, Gerry didn’t bring his A-game to Spitfire #2 because I was bored with the story after four pages. That’s right, four pages. I was so bored, I don’t remember the story that well. All I can recall is that there’s a chick in a robot suit and she hangs around a bunch of buffoons and they chase some ding dong of a bad guy. The end.
What?! You want an artistic review as well?! OK, this looks like every other comic book I read in the 1980s from Marvel. We’re talking cookie cutter work here, folks. It’s not like Salvador Dali was the guest artist or anything. I lost a quarter on this comic book.
I’ve been riding the bus to work lately and the $.25 I lost on this comic book could have gone towards a bus ride. I live close to my stop and my bus driver is very nice and professional. We had a substitute driver today and that made the ride a little bit nerve racking.
As I sit here on my couch typing this review, I wonder what awaits me next week at Fanfare Sports and Entertainment when I dive into the $.25 bin.
Final Rating: Leave It
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and head writer at Champion City Comics, a webcomics community, and at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll, a weekday rock music blog. He is also a proud father and is married to the coolest and most beautiful girl on the planet.