Welcome from
Michael D

« January 2011 »
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
You are not logged in. Log in

Signed Comics
For Sale!

Entries by Topic
All topics  «
Comic Book Artists
Comic Book History
Comic Book Movies
Comic Book Writers
Comic Books - New
Comic Cons
eBay Info
Other Cons
Other Movie Genres
Other Non Comics Works
TV Shows

Want Powerful
Promotion & PR?
Ask MarketingTina!

Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
RSS Feed
View Profile

Join Michael's
Facebook Network!

Want A Good
Book Or Graphic Novel?
Read Our Reviews!

Check Out Our
Our eBay Store!

Monday, January 10, 2011
Was It: 'The Best Radioactive Man Event Ever' ???
Mood:  happy
Topic: Comic Book History


Click here to see the BONGO COMICS items we have in our online store for sale!
Was It...
The Best Radioactive Man Event Ever???
As Seen In the TPB Collection!
(Top Photo:)  The Front Cover to the TPB showcasing the three comic issues!
(At the Top Right: Tone Rodgriguez, penciller of this TPB, with Michael D Hamersky at the 2010 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC)!   
(At the Second Right:) Tone Rodriguez showing Michael How 'tasty' these Bongo Comics are!
(At the Third Right:) Batton Lash, writer of this TPB, at the Captain Rochester Party held during the 2010 Comic-Con International: San Diego.
(At the Fourth Right:) Batton Lash wih his wife, Jackie Estrada, at their 'Exhibit A Press' table at the June 2010 San Diego Quarterly Con!
(At the Bottom Right:) Tone Rodriguez with other sets of works that he has illustrated over the years!

Click Here to see our LOWEST PRICED Listings for Sale!

Click Here to see our MOST COLLECTIBLE Listings for Sale!

Click Here to see our SIGNED Comics Listings for Sale!
Click Here to see our UNDERGROUND comics for sale listings!
Click Here to see our TOY BASED comics for sale listings!
NOTE: You can see a much larger view of the photos if you 'right click' on the photos using the Firefox browser - using option 'view image'!



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3320:

Tina and I are still suffering from bad colds that we picked up during our Holidays Vacation Trip to Las Vegas.

So I wanted to read something that would be both 'fun' and 'light' to read.  Which got me to pull out the TPB from Bongo Comics titled "Best Radioactive Man Event Ever".

This was given to me by the penciller, Tone Rodriquez, who I met once again at a comic con, this time at the 2010 Long Beach Comic Con, (LBCC), held during Halloween Weekend.

I've seen Tone several times in the past few years at comic cons, but haven't really seen much of his published work.  Whenever I've gone by his table, usually in the 'Artist Alley' of those cons, he is always with his head down, busy illustrating sketches for those that have commissioned him to draw for them.  So he's always a busy guy at those cons!

I mentioned that fact to Tone at the 2010 LBCC, and he asked me to come back on the last day of the con.  When I did, he handed me several of his earlier published works, which included this TPB. 

Of course I was interested about this TPB. I've mentioned before that I enjoyed the character Radioactive Man from Bongo Comics at my Facebook pages.

I was doubly pleased to see that Batton Lash, (also pictured at the top right column of this blog post), was the writer of all three stories.

So what did I find in this compilation of the three separate Bongo Issues?

Well... It wasn't that 'light' of reading!  This was a 96-page full color trade paperback, (TPB), which was limited to a print run of 1,000 copies for the 2009 Comic-Con International: San Diego. It reprinted the three-part 'Summer Crossover Event' that ran in 'Simpsons Comics' #155, 'Bart Simpson' #48, and 'Simpsons Super Spectacular' #9.

As I stated in the beginning of this blog, the story was written by Batton Lash, with pencils by Tone Rodriguez and inks by Andrew Pepoy, who I haven't mentioned here yet.

I found the storyline to be 'fantastic' in a 'great' way.  The story and dialogue were well written by Batton, with plenty of comic book 'insider' jokes to keep me laughing! Plus the spacing of the panels and the illustrations therein were portrayed very well by Tone, with inks by Andrew! Everything meshed smoothly and was a Great read!

I am so glad that these three issues, which I normally would not buy off the newstands, were compiled into this TPB.  This is what TPBs are for, in my opinion.  Three different titles, three different issues, with a 'Summer Crossover Event' spilling over into each title, collected for easier reading. 

Was it the 'Best Radioactive Man Event Ever'?!

Well, considering I'm thinking it's the 'only' one published so far, (but I'm not 100% sure on that!), the answer would have to be Yes!

But, I truly would say Yes anyways, because this 3 issue story arc confirms my belief that this sequential art format is one that is worth reading, no matter what the reader's age!

I would give this TBP the highest grade I award... A Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.

Where do YOU get a copy of this 1,000 print run TPB?  Well... I've looked, and it would appear that this is a HTF (Hard To Find), Trade PaperBack!  So, I don't have a link to send you to; even the publisher doesn't seem to have it, and points to Amazon for back issues of its other TPBs.

My thanks to Tone Rodgriguez for introducing this TPB to me and the other sets that he asked me to look at.  I'll be blogging about those in the weeks to follow. 

Plus... My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,320 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,133 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet...I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky, of 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics' - my New Facebook Fan Page, and Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing - my Facebook Group Page which is under the 'virtual umbrella' of 'Facebook Comic Con'! Plus of course this blog, ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com!

Note: Our online comic book shop carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items at the link seen below. The online shop had been closed for the holidays vacation, but is now re-opened for business.  





Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!


 "Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"


Click Here to see our Listings that are Ending Soonest!


Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:


Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing Inc.
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013


Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

ComicBooksCircus.com - It's Under The Big Top Of Comics! Click the Above Circus Tent to See Our Current Listings!  


Site Meter




My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!  

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'.

Plus I have a chapter in a new book coming out in December of 2010, that is pictured above, "Gotham City 14 Miles"!  Click here to become a 'Fan' of the GC14M Facebook Fan Page!. 


 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, I would have liked to have sent you a Friend Request.  However,  I have reached the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages 'limit' already, so I have now added on a personal Facebook Fan Page of my own!
Just click this link to be taken to 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics' where you can click the 'Like' button there! And Thanks!

Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com


WEB PAGE NOTE:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards. Chrome, Safarai, Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.



Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011 6:12 AM PST
Post Comment | Permalink

View Latest Entries