Back when I picked up the Charlton comics run of E-Man, the Rog-2000 back-up feature, which had some of the earliest professional comics work by John Byrne, made me think about another Charlton comic featuring early Byrne that I got a few issues of back when I was first exposed to E-Man.
I decided that one day I would pick those up, too.
One day is here*, and so we have ourselves a Mail Call.
I can’t say that I wouldn’t have bought all twelve anyway, but when I ordered them, I hadn’t realized that the last six issues are just reprints of the first six issues. (Hence the nearly-identical covers on some – with a few tweaks -and the lack of “all new” on the covers of 7-12.)
After discovering that, I did vaguely recall that I may have known that from back when I had a few issues as a kid. I don’t remember which issues I had, but I think that at least two of them featured the same contents despite having different issue numbers.
Oh well, at least I have them all, which puts me ahead of where I was. I mean, I guess.
*I had to go through three different sellers to get all of them. One of the issues arrived a couple of days ago, but I waited until I got the rest of them. Both shipments arrived today.
Born and raised in the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jon Maki developed an enduring love for comics at an early age.