Thursday, August 26, 2010

Manhunter 2070

2070 -- In the short space of one hundred years -- man has conquered space! Planted his colonies on the planets of his own solar system -- and with the invention of the Bridwell Space Drive has reached out to other galaxies...
I had to buy this comic because it was published in June 1970, a few months after I was born. And with any luck, I will be able to read it on its centennial anniversary sixty years from now.

14 comments:

Richard Prosch said...

DC has used the Manhunter name effectively on a bunch of characters. The most cool was a ninja/spy character by Archie Goodwin who appeared in '70s Detective Comics. If you can find the collected "Manhunter" by Goodwin, you're in for a treat.

David Cranmer said...

You always have the history down, Rich. Archie as a ninja is hard to imagine but I'm sure I would get a kick out of it.

Ron Scheer said...

Hanging out here is like playing with the kids. Ha.

May your days be long and the pleasure in them ever deeper and everlasting.

Charles Gramlich said...

If only that blurb were true.

David Cranmer said...

Ron, One just has to keep searching for his/her Peter Pan. (And thanks for the kind words.)

Charles, So soon after the moon landing, folks believed anything was possible.

Geoff said...

Those are some funny looking aliens. How far out did the Bridwell Space Drive take us?

Richard Prosch said...

David-- Archie Goodwin, the writer, not the cartoon character. Goodwin's story is pure action pulp and The Batman guest stars at the story's climax.

David Cranmer said...

Geoff, Ha. I guess a good spell.

Rich, I'm the dunce. I was thinking Nero Wolfe's Archie Goodwin. Batman, I'm there. Thanks for clarifying.

Alec Cizak said...

My brother, who is a scientist (and therefore, like every scientist I have ever met, knows everything,) tells me that our generation should look forward to a lifespan of at least a hundred years. He predicts 125, though I think that's stretching it. This is, of course, a lifespan that will be extended by our malfunctioning pieces being replaced by genetically engineered substitutes. One other note of consideration, such repairs to the human body will be hinged on the quality of your healthcare, I'm sure. Moral of the story? Move to Europe or Canada if you want to live longer...

David Cranmer said...

Well, I hope your brother is right.

It seems all the rich folks these days are making it to their nineties and, of course, they have the best health care.

Deka Black said...

The only manhunter from DC i know before this is the andorids made in Oa... This manhunter seems more.. friendly.

David Cranmer said...

This Manhunter kicks some ass in these pages.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Did you buy it recently? Or is it a keeper from childhood? I have one comic book--the one in which Spiderman got married. I figured it would be worth something--and I'm a sucker for a good romance.

David Cranmer said...

Recent. Last year. I'm 40 and still buying comics and proud of it. And that Spiderman issue is a keeper, don' lose it.

(BTW that makes you pretty darn cool:)