Personal Archaeology 5: Confessions of an Achievement Junkie

Among the piles of personal ephemera that I've found in my office are awards.  Many, many awards from elementary school, junior high, and high school.  A few are sports-related, but most are certificates for participation in service events, citizenship and service awards, and academic honors.  They're all going the way of the trash heap and …

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A Valiant Effort: Solar, Man of the Atom

The penultimate title in the stack was one of the more marquee characters in Valiant's lineup, a character that like Magnus and Turok, was published by another comic company back in the 1960s and to my knowledge is not part of the current Valiant lineup--in fact, I think that the relaunch was only with the …

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A Valiant Effort: The H.A.R.D. Corps and Magnus Robot Fighter

I'm doing two series in one entry because there were only three total comics for both of them:  The H.A.R.D. Corps #16 and 21 and Magnus Robot Fighter #24.  Plus, I have more to say about the latter than the former. I vaguely remember the H.A.R.D. Corps from the Deathmate crossover and I think the …

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