Jim Starlin’s Silver Surfer shined in April 1991
This is the latest in my continuing series looking back at the comic books of 1991. In this post, I’ll look back at the comics I bought in April 1991, and at some of the other comic books that were available. I’m using the newsstand option at Mike’s Amazing World of Comics as my reference guide for this. When I remember, I’ll share details about how and where I bought comics at the time.
The issue that started me as a Jim Starlin fan and a Silver Surfer fan was this month’s “Silver Surfer” #50. I remember this purchasing trip better than most.
I was attracted, of course, to the really cool foil cover, but was debating the price of $1.50 for a book that didn’t have any of my favorite characters in it. For some reason, my dad was with me at Planet Comics, then across from the high school in Norman. My recollection is that Bart Bush, longtime manager of the store, recommended this issue to me. (I haven’t checked my recollection with his, though there’s really no reason he’d remember selling a comic to a kid. That’s what he did every day!) What I remember him saying is, “I don’t think you’ll regret it.” I really haven’t! This is one I still have in my collection. It looks a lot cooler in your hand than it does in a scan. This was a prelude piece to “Infinity Gauntlet,” which kicked off in the summer.
Otherwise, I seem to remember following “Armageddon 2001″ into “Batman” Annual 15 and “Superman” Annual 3. I also returned to DC for “Flash” #51.
From Marvel, I went with “Captain America” #386, “Captain America” Annual 10, “Spider-Man” 11, “New Warriors” 12, and two X-books: “Uncanny X-Men” 277 and “X-Factor” 67.
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