Silver Comics

 SILX   (Juan Ortiz, 2004)

™ and © Juan Ortiz Inc.

It’s been entirely too long between issues of Big Bang Comics, but Silver Comics makes for an able substitute, especially since it does Big Bang one better by featuring heroes who aren’t (to be polite) pastiches of other people’s characters.

Along with a fantastic Frank Brunner cover and simply beautiful logo (it does what logos are supposed to do: identify the issue and attract readers), the highlights include a ’40s style story featuring a grim crime fighter called The End and Sea Bolt, who does ’60s Marvel “heroes with problems” one better by fighting crime under water without legs.

Of somewhat lesser appeal is “Dr. Monster” (which at least features an overly righteous hero who may just be flat-out wrong about the supposed villain he’s relentlessly chasing) and “The Man Called Santa,” a Santa as super-spy story that paradoxically would’ve been funnier if the art had been more serious. Overall, though, this is grand fun, and it would be good to see more by these guys.

— S.A. Bennett

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#1

  1/1/2004
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Origin of Dr. MonsterJohnny Ortiz, Dan BeltranJohnny Ortiz

#2

  6/1/2004
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Origin of Dr. MonsterJohnny Ortiz, Dan BeltranJohnny Ortiz

#3

  10/1/2004
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 Johnny Ortiz, Dan BeltranJohnny Ortiz

#4

  4/1/2005
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 Johnny Ortiz, Dan BeltranJohnny Ortiz

#5

 
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Fall 2005; Sudden Disasters Stoppers: A Darker Tomorrow, reprinted from Captain Rescue #1, 1993Johnny Ortiz, Dan Beltran, Merrill HaganJohnny Ortiz, Bryan Mon

#7

 
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Versus Tin-Toy-BoyJohnny Ortiz, Dan Beltran, Vince MusacchiaJohnny Ortiz, Vince Musacchia, Nick Cardy, Frank Brunner