Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thor's Day Hero: Cobalt 60


Born in the same fires as Heavy Metal magazine and the animated movie Wizards, Cobalt 60 hit the post-apocalyptic scene with a unique style all of its own. No stories here of me flipping through the pages as a wee one, I didn't discover this excellent comic until high school. By then however I was pretty well versed in all of the goodness that made this title special.

Cobalt 60 of the same name is the protagonist, a hooded hero avenging his parents death at the hands of the evil Strontium 90. He's got a great arsenal of weapons and the know-how to put them to use against mutants, raiders, aliens, and more. Cobalt 60 is a great story, but where it shines for me is the style and the artwork itself, simply amazing.

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  1. The artwork was amazing, I used to read it when I collected comics.....

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    1. I was pretty much blown away when I stumbled across them pretty much by accident.

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  2. I need to read some of these next time I'm in town.

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  3. Another favourite of mine, awesome! Think my copy is at my folk's hose in sydney.. I sure hope its OK.

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    1. We're always on the same page!

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  4. Ahhhh...takes me back to my Heavy Metal days with his other comics like Cheech Wizard.

    -Eli

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    1. I met Bode's son at a con once and had a good, long talk with him about his dad's comic and the work in general. He actually sketched for me one of the mutant crocs and signed, I need to dig that up.

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  5. I've always been fan of Bodé's work and Cobalt 60 especially.

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    1. He somehow managed to capture my interest on *every* level with Cobalt 60, from story to art to humor to setting and more.

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