Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thunder Girl Digest
Alright, still a bit late, but we're getting better a reviewing these Big Bang Comics Collection books in a timely fashion!
THUNDER GIRL DIGEST might be a small book in terms of size, but it's quite large in entertainment value. This book brings together stories from a number of different issues of Big Bang Comics and related titles. Though Thunder Girl is primarily identified with a Golden Age style, there's also some Silver Age antics to mix things up a bit. All of them are quite entertaining, but I must confess to being partial to the Knights of Justice tale that rounds out the collection. It is a wonderful homage to classic JSA stories. And if you're wondering what it's doing in a Thunder Girl book, I guess you'll just have to buy it and find out!
The bulk of the writing (possibly all, I don't have notes handy to check) is by Gary Carlson, and his affection for the character is obvious. Artwork is supplied by an all-star crew of cartoonists, but Bill Fugate has to stand out even among his stellar company. Bill Fugate passed away last year, and this book rather fittingly concludes with a tribute to his memory.
THUNDER GIRL DIGEST can be purchased via Amazon or Createspace. It's worth every penny and then some.