Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
Yes, I know... I had previously posted on my Facebook Wall that I wouldn't be blogging this weekend, in preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow...
But... I did have to stop for a late lunch today after catching up on several projects on and off-line.
And when I did, I was watching the cable news networks, and saw that I had missed the 99th Celebration of Ronald Reagan's Birth, being held up in Simi Valley, California.
Yeah, I know... I don't usually blog on politics here in my Blog. But this post is actually about how Ronald Reagan was the 'Star' of a really curious comic book series from SolSon Publications.
Yes, Ronald had been shown on comic book covers before, after all he was a Movie and TV Star... but it was the SolSon Publications' Limited Series (Mini-Series?), titled "Reagan's Raiders" that a LOT of people don't know about.
The Ultimate Patriotic Super Heroes Team 'Reagan's Raiders' Existed Back In the 1980's!
Actually published in 1986-87, there were three issues of this title of 'Reagan's Raiders'.
Created by artist Rich (Deathlok / Black Panther) Buckler and actor Monroe (Alice's Restaurant / Goodbye Columbus) Arnold, this was part of the black and white comic book explosion when hundreds of new comics were published by many publishers now defunct!
How did this happen?? Well their secret origin is as follows:
Using a 'physo-nuclear conversion process', Project Alpha Soldier staff scientist Professor Cashchaser transformed President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush Sr., Secretary Of Defense Casper W. Weinberger, and Secretary of State George P. Shultz into the patriotic super-team known as Reagans Raiders!
Oddball as it may seem, this series was actually a good read, and not derogatory to the then President as you may think it would be!
I keep coming accross issues of this comic book here and there, and usually pick them up for resale, because of the 'cross-over effect' between comic book collectors, political items collectors, and Hollywood memorabilia collectors.
I believe that with next year's Celebration of Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday, that it will be a really big boost to items that feature him. So if you have one of these comic books... save it for next year to show everyone!
If you don't have a copy, well... we have listed four copies in our own online store at: Click here for Ronald Reagan Comics!
PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the one blogged about here today.
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
Note: Comic books / graphic novels like the ones shown above can be found at our own web site: http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com