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Big Bang Comics Publishing a new BIG BANG ADVENTURES series at https://indyplanet.com/big-bang-comics.

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BIG BANG ADVENTURES #18 has been uploaded to INDYPLANET! (link in first comment) Ron Williams, Gary Carlson, Mike Matthe...
09/23/2022

BIG BANG ADVENTURES #18 has been uploaded to INDYPLANET!
(link in first comment)

Ron Williams, Gary Carlson, Mike Matthew, Shayne Cui, Jeff Weigel, Frank Fosco

Standard Comic
Full Color
Page Count: 32

Journey into the past with these two Ultiman stories. In “The Fury of Faust’s Four”, our hero fails to save a moon-bound rocket from blowing up due to a magical interruption. The four occupants lay dying and sell their souls to a demon for revenge against Ultiman. In return, they receive amazing powers and become some of the Ultimate Human Being’s most dangerous enemies! The Visible Man, the Wisp, Vesuvius, and the Glob. Next up, Ultraman’s toddler daughter gains his amazing powers from a chunk of Ultranium, the radioactive meteor that originally gave Chris Kelly his own powers, which are now at low ebb. How do you stop the world’s most powerful baby – especially when she’s angry?

Remember when comics were fun? Big Bang Comics does. Big Bang is a retro series, honoring the creators, styles, and characters from the Golden and Silver Ages right up to modern times. Enjoy 80 years of faux comics history in the pages of Big Bang Comics, which began as a mini-series at Caliber Press in 1994, moved to Image Comics for about 50 issues and one-shots, and as a series of annuals from AC Comics.

Another design by ANGEL BERNUY for this new supervillain group
09/23/2022

Another design by ANGEL BERNUY for this new supervillain group

J. R. LOFLIN writes: "Continuing my BIG BANG COMICS reviews and filling in the gaps of the Image one-shots, today I am l...
09/22/2022

J. R. LOFLIN writes:
"Continuing my BIG BANG COMICS reviews and filling in the gaps of the Image one-shots, today I am looking at World Class Comics #1!
Class is an apt word, as this issue brings us no less than FIVE stories featuring characters from Big Bang's expanded heroes gallery!
First up, Dr. Stellar gives us a great WWII-era tale of a new experimental device in danger of being stolen to aid the Axis Powers. Despite being set entirely at a fancy party, it feels suitably epic and packs quite the proverbial punch!
Second in the lineup, we have Vita-Man! While a pill-popping protagonist may be somewhat ill-advised in today's world, it is just the sort of old-school hero that creators would have come up with back in the day. I loved everything about this character, especially the limit of "only two out of the three pills" being usable at any one time. As a pharmacy cashier, this basic attempt at depicting drug-drug interactions was much appreciated and brought a smile to my face. A very clever catch to the character's abilities!
Third, we have my favorite of the issue, The Atomic Sub! Love the name, love the backstory, and the adventure was straight out of the old-school "man-against-nature" comics one pictures when envisioning classic comics. Like Vita-Man, I wouldn't mind diving into more adventures featuring the Sub.
Next up, Mr. Martian provides a fun story of Cold War-era shenanigans involving a shipwrecked alien, a Communist Spy, and a lot of flat-out old-fashioned fun! I have a tendency to cringe whenever Roswell is brought up in connection to aliens on Earth, but this time, I didn't mind a bit!
Rounding out the issue, we have Speed Queen having a devil of a time dealing with Dr. Diabolical and his threats to the free world and the world in general. This one had a very old-school Flash and Superman feel that was much appreciated.
Overall a solid collection of tales that managed to avoid the major Big Bangers such as Knight Watchman, Ultiman, and Thunder Girl. If you are looking to spread out in your explorations of the Big Bang Comics Universe, this one would be a safe bet and a lot of fun to boot!"

GOLDEN IDOL ORIGIN, by CHRIS ECKER! Leopard Men always make any book better!!
09/22/2022

GOLDEN IDOL ORIGIN, by CHRIS ECKER!

Leopard Men always make any book better!!

If any of you have read G.R.R. Martin/Starlin's DOCTOR WEIRD maybe you should check THE LAST WHIZ KIDS STORY Part II, wh...
09/21/2022

If any of you have read G.R.R. Martin/Starlin's DOCTOR WEIRD maybe you should check THE LAST WHIZ KIDS STORY Part II, where VALKYRIE and her arrow make a fatidic apparition!

THANK YOU TO DOC SCHAEFER for this amazing review of BIG BANG COMICS. The issue -and adventure- it is indeed a love lett...
09/21/2022

THANK YOU TO DOC SCHAEFER for this amazing review of BIG BANG COMICS. The issue -and adventure- it is indeed a love letter to Big Bang Comics. And as most loves, sometimes unrequited. ;-P

CHAOS! Utter and glorious chaos as the Last Whis Kids story continues into part two. And we have come a long way since the death of Mr. ? in the first panel of Big Bang Adventures #14! When we left our heroes, Mike Merlin had just showed up with grave warnings but part 2 amps it up a thousand fold! Pedro Angosto's story continues to floor the gas pedal even after we've jumped the cliff! All I can really say about the story is that it is an astonding love letter to the history of all things Big Bang and also that I would have hated to try to make sense of the plot layout notes!
Amazingly, Jorge Santamaria's art , Juan Moreno's inks and the new Ulises Kuroshima's coloring talents are able to keep pace with panel after panel of action! Each page needs to be reexamined time and time again as each little nook and cranny is packed with visual greatness. And how about those bonus pin-ups!
The fate of Robo-Hood is revealed! Mike Merlin stops being the RTA mascot and finds his heroic persona! Knight-Sprite is back! The truth about Lady Knight is a real shocker! I could honestly go on for hours. Huge surprizes are in store for you! This has turned into a real tour-de-force for the crew at Big Bang Comics! I can't wait to see the finale coming soon in a future issue of Big Bang Adventures! This one can't help but earn a 10 out of 10!

We got some FANTASTIC NEWS! Even if he warns us "not to get too excited", CHRIS ECKER IS BACK AT PENCILLING THE ORIGIN O...
09/21/2022

We got some FANTASTIC NEWS!

Even if he warns us "not to get too excited", CHRIS ECKER IS BACK AT PENCILLING THE ORIGIN OF NATIONAL GUARDIANS' GOLDEN IDOL!!

Please celebrate this with comments so he finish it at once!!

Even if G.R.R. Martin's birthday was yesterday, we continue celebrating his Dr. Weird!
09/21/2022

Even if G.R.R. Martin's birthday was yesterday, we continue celebrating his Dr. Weird!

Some more of G.R.R. Martin's DOCTOR WEIRD for his birthday!
09/20/2022

Some more of G.R.R. Martin's DOCTOR WEIRD for his birthday!

Today is G.R.R. MARTIN'S birthday!To celebrate it, here is a page of his DOCTOR WEIRD adventures with Jim Starlin.
09/20/2022

Today is G.R.R. MARTIN'S birthday!

To celebrate it, here is a page of his DOCTOR WEIRD adventures with Jim Starlin.

Big Bang Adventures artist RON C. WILLIAMS met ROY THOMAS last weekend in LAS VEGAS COMICON. I thought that "What happen...
09/20/2022

Big Bang Adventures artist RON C. WILLIAMS met ROY THOMAS last weekend in LAS VEGAS COMICON.

I thought that "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas", but there you go, it isn't true!

Roy, friend of mine, responsible for my first pastiche books and creator of Supreme/Sinister Squadron knows a thing or two about pastiche characters and Gary and him told me he was pretty close to working for BIG BANG. Even if unlikely now, I would love to see that!! AND YOU???

BIG BANG ADVENTURES vol. 1 cover by ALLEN FORBES.To celebrate the recent review of it by J.R. Loflin that you can read -...
09/20/2022

BIG BANG ADVENTURES vol. 1 cover by ALLEN FORBES.

To celebrate the recent review of it by J.R. Loflin that you can read -along the ones of the rest of the current series) SCROLLING DOWN!

KNIGHT WATCHMAN by DARRAN "DOC" HIGHT
09/19/2022

KNIGHT WATCHMAN by DARRAN "DOC" HIGHT

No better way to celebrate KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY than reading his adventures---wait, there is one better way: Writing a re...
09/19/2022

No better way to celebrate KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY than reading his adventures---wait, there is one better way: Writing a review about them, like the already missed J.R. LOFLIN does:

"Yesterday was Batman day, and that's all well and good, but TODAY is KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY! In honor of the occasion, I am kicking off the next leg of my BIG BANG COMICS Review-A-Thon with the four part KNIGHT WATCHMAN: GRAVEYARD SHIFT mini-series (pictured below, alongside the collected edition from PULP 2.0 and available from Amazon)!

While it obviously serves as both tribute and homage to Frank Miller's seminal Dark Knight Returns, I feel that this story more than holds its own, and in at least one way, surpasses the original work, IMHO.

Sometimes, things just pile up and events take place that leave the villains with the upper hand, or at the very least, in a position to take advantage of misfortune. Sometimes, they plan it that way all along. Either way, Galahad is in the hospital due to an injury and it is up to the retired Reid Randall to once again become a Knight in spandex armor. He is promptly framed for murder and he soon finds his aging self on the run from the police and trying to figure out who attempted to have the mayor killed. But in true Toby Keith fashion, the Knight Watchman isn't as good as he once was, but this time, he does prove that he's as good once as he ever was.

While I do find myself wishing to live in "Marvel Time" where I am always in my prime and I love for my heroes to do the same, as I grow older, I find myself sympathizing and enjoying stories of heroes who are just not cutting it anymore and have to give it up for the next generation. I've already seen it with Ultiman and, to an extent, Knight Watchman, this tale also speaks to the ultimate truth that nothing lasts forever and even replacements can and will be replaced over time. It is in this realism that I feel Graveyard Shift excels over Dark Knight Returns. DC won't let Batman retire permanently in their primary continuity. They have too much invested in the character, and so Bruce Wayne, even in death, will be resurrected and will return to fight another day.

This really did feel like one of Reid Randall's final outings as the Knight Watchman. And he did good. It was satisfying. He limps along, does his best, and gets results one more time. But it is the one more time of a Reunion Tour after a Farewell Tour, not the first play of the second half, to sneak a football metaphor into the proceedings.

For those of you wondering, there are a couple of fun backup "classic" tales of Knight Watchman in the first two issues of the mini. They were not included in the collected edition of Graveyard Shift, but I am uncertain if they appear again elsewhere, so completists - like yours truly, for example - may have to snag those issues to read all of KW's stories, but the collected edition has some neat bonus materials in the way of concept art, so you may want to do both. I leave it to you to decide which appeals to you more.

Either way, this was a GLORIOUS way to spend Knight Watchman Day!"

CHRIS ECKER has decreed that KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY was yesterday (cause Batman came first).But you can still celebrate it ...
09/19/2022

CHRIS ECKER has decreed that KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY was yesterday (cause Batman came first).

But you can still celebrate it TODAY with some of the T-Shirst and products that are sold on the link in the first comment!

Still celebrating KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY with this pin-up by of ULTIMAN & KNIGHT WATCHMAN, GLOBE'S GREATEST, by ALLEN FORBE...
09/19/2022

Still celebrating KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY with this pin-up by of ULTIMAN & KNIGHT WATCHMAN, GLOBE'S GREATEST, by ALLEN FORBES!

We have heard today is KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY!!!Still waiting for somebody to identify the homage of this WHIZ KIDS # 1 (BB...
09/17/2022

We have heard today is KNIGHT WATCHMAN DAY!!!

Still waiting for somebody to identify the homage of this WHIZ KIDS # 1 (BBA # 14) page by JORGE SANTAMARÍA!!

CHRIS ECKER writes: "And don't forget Big Bang shirts and pin backs!"Do not forget them, in fact, there is a KNIGHTS OF ...
09/17/2022

CHRIS ECKER writes: "And don't forget Big Bang shirts and pin backs!"

Do not forget them, in fact, there is a KNIGHTS OF JUSTICE one Pablo and me are waiting to live off its royalties!!! ;-P

THE NEW, UPDATED, LIST OF ALL THE ISSUES THAT YOU CAN GET THRU INDYPLANET.COM!
09/17/2022

THE NEW, UPDATED, LIST OF ALL THE ISSUES THAT YOU CAN GET THRU INDYPLANET.COM!

J.R. LOFLIN writes: "The first leg of my BIG BANG COMICS journey is now complete!  More about that in a second, though, ...
09/16/2022

J.R. LOFLIN writes:

"The first leg of my BIG BANG COMICS journey is now complete! More about that in a second, though, because first, we have another review!
Big Bang Adventures #1 begins the Big Bang journey in their IndyPlanet incarnation with three stories featuring the Big Three of BBC.
Knight Watchman takes the lead in a topical tale with a racism themed villain in the form of AmeriKKKan. It was satisfying to see him be beaten, though the participation of Polecat was a not unwelcome surprise. I am curious about her character and wonder if I shall see her again.
Thunder Girl is in second place this time around, as she faces the Berzerker, a character with a confusing past. I won't dwell on it, because I will be exploring him as I travel back into Big Bang's past in future reviews, but as intriguing as the Berzerker is, I'm more interested in Molly Wilson's current condition in 2019, the time in which the story takes place. The thought of legacy heroes is not unknown, but while Knight Watchman has Galahad and Ultiman has his Ultiman robots and his daughter, Ultigirl, it remains to be seen how Molly's monumental legacy will endure since she is getting progressively older. I'm actually quite sad now, but still hopeful that we will always have plenty of adventures with Molly, as other issues in this series have already proven.
Speaking of Ultiman, he is the star of the final story, as he takes on the diabolical Diablo. Is that repetitive? I'm not sure, I'll have to check with the Department of Redundancy Department. At any rate, this story was a nice set-up for the future confrontation between KW and Diablo.
And thus ends FOR NOW (with the exception of the Protoplasman Special) the IndyPlanet Era of my reviews. I believe that I will go somewhat sequentially from now on, since I have the majority of the issues at this point. I may do some of the outlying projects next before I start in on the Image Era and finishing up with Megaton, but I am still undecided. All I know is that I am going to continue reading and enjoying BIG BANG COMICS for quite some time to come!"

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Is Mr. U.S. a character in the Big Bang Comics universe? If so, I'd like to do more with him (among others) even if it were just fan art / pin-up type stuff.
How about starting a contest where fans can send in character designs of alternative versions of their favourite heroes from other companies and the winner has his or hers' added to the Big Bang Comics universe?
Hard at work on Anomalies #5. Great art by Ron Charles Williams. Beta team, meet The Spoilers!
This came up in my memories. Dandy Don Simpson made a pilgrimage to the final resting place of Andy Warhol and took Big Bang Comics with him, as well as his custom Cowboy Gorilla doll.
Se ha iniciado la campaña de Kickstarter para la publicación de Cosmos #6 publicado por Advent Comics en un crossover con personajes de Big Bang Comics , ejemplar del cual realicé esta portada doble alternativa 💥💥
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Advent Comics' Cosmos #6 Kickstarter campaign has started, guest starring Big Bang Comics RTA characters! for which I illustrated this alternate wraparound cover 💥💥
If you like this guy's opinion of Batman, you might enjoy reading Knight Watchman: Graveyard Shift (available on Amazon in a collected edition), which Gary Carlson, Ben Torres and I first published at Image in 1998. We pretty much hit all the notes he mentions. Be on the lookout for our next effort, Knight Watchman: Creatures of the Knight!
Just listed!
Still working feverishly on the first issue of "Creatures of the Knight", written by me and beautifully illustrated by Ben Torres, edited by Big Bang Big Kahuna Gary Carlson. Here's a page we can show in full without giving anything away. This all transpired in the 3 issue story "Knight of the Living Dead" which introduced Red Ted and The Spook. Look for a release date early next year!
Coming...
trying to get a handle on the publishing history, Managed to acquire physical Big Bang Presents (1-6), and digital version of the IndyPlanet releases (up to 11 currently). Also acquired the graphic novels/collections (my entree to the BigBangVerse. The Image run is available as physical copies from the web site, any overlap with the runs and releases mentioned above?
Here's an "insanely beautiful" preview page from our next Big Bang Comics mini series--Knight Watchman: Creatures of the Knight with my story and script, Ben Torres art and Gary Carlson editing. A very rewarding creative collaboration.
I thought you Big Bang Comics guys were gone. Glad to find out on a browse through the internet your not. Will yo ever make a syndicated cartoon of ether of your Earth A or Earth B super team creations?
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