Monday, June 07, 2010
Baron Blood, Union Jack, and some other guy...
A classic story by Roger Stern and John Byrne which re-introduced Union Jack and the Nazi vampire Baron Blood(now that's a villain, he's a Nazi AND a vampire?) This was a great story and it's reprinted with the rest of their run in "War and Remembrance".
My dad bought this issue for me at a gas station on our trip from Va. to AZ. I read it over and over and it ended with a great cliff hanger! I checked every gas station the rest of the way just hoping to find the next issue. It wasn't until we arrived in Phoenix did I find a copy at a Circle K. I totally spazzed and my aunt gave me the $.63 (with tax) to buy the copy and I couldn't WAIT to get to their house so I could see what happened .That was 1981 (yeah, I'm old).
I still have those issues, they are all beat to hell and only worth the memory of that trip and what it was like to be a kid and get so excited over a story with pictures. In other words, they are priceless.