Quote from: Terry1 on August 15, 2019, 02:43:42 pmIt's true. They're a smaller company. They don't have the clout or the long term judgment to demand quality licensees. That's part of why I love them. They're the runt of the comics industry. And occasionally some great stuff came out, like those tin figures, or the Dark Horse archives, which are beautifully done.
I googled those Mighty Crusader figures. Yikes.
I'm kind of bummed out about the Dark Horse Archives series because they only reprinted the public domain stuff (I would be interested in knowing the exact story behind what went on there between DH and ACP), which is also available for free on various websites as digital scans. TBH, I'm not really much of a fan of the 1940s Archie comic book stories. I kind of got a little excited when they started doing the Jughead Archives, but they only did 2 volumes (again, just what was in public domain) and then quit.
Bob Montana's newspaper strip from 1946 (published in hardcover by IDW/Library of American Comics) is a whole different story... why oh why didn't they continue on from the first volume instead of skipping to the so-called Swingin' 1960s (by which time it was no longer a continuity strip, just a gag-a-day strip)? There's absolutely nothing Swingin' about those early sixties strips, either (unlike the comic books of the time, and later), so doubly disappointing, except from the historical perspective (Montana's art is still good, though). SO frustrating.