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Showcase Presents Rip Hunter, Time Master Vol. 1 (Showcase Presents (Paperback)) Paperback – July 24, 2012
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I picked up the latest Showcase edition last week -- Rip Hunter, Time Master -- and, while reading it, discovered a small error.
Page 2 of the "Thousand Year Old Curse" from Rip Hunter, Time Master #1 is actually page 2 of "The Captive Time Travelers" from Rip Hunter, Time Master #14. In fact, the same page is printed twice in the Showcase; once on page 113 (as part of Rip Hunter, Time Master #1) and again on page 461 (as part of Rip Hunter, Time Master #14).
And another error: A member at comicbookdb.com states that his/her copy of the Rip Hunter volume has another error. Page 1 of issue #1, "The Thousand-Year-Old Curse", is actually page 1 of issue #15, "The Earthlings of 5,000,000 B.C." And asks if the error is present in all copies?
All the stories are fun to read and for the most part are well drawn. I especially like the issues drawn by Alex Toth. The writers don't aim for historical accuracy but do intend to entertain their juvenile audience as evidenced by the countless monsters, dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, and mythical creatures the four encounter. Except for the one duplicated page as mentioned in another review (and the occasional pieces of text that didn't print well) there are no other errors in the copy I received. It's quick, lighthearted reading that will have you time-travelling yourself to a seemingly more innocent time in America when Corky could yell "Yippee! Here we go again!" at the start of nearly every adventure and not sound like a "square".
A more mature version of Rip Hunter appears in the Booster Gold series of tradeback books and is worth a look as well.
This compilation is a fun read and a great nostalgia piece if you're an old comics reading codger like me. A far cry from a lot of the "dark", "edgy", cynical stuff that proliferates today. And, if you haven't gathered as much from the above review,I consider the "Secret of the Ancient Seer" inclusion alone worth the price of purchase here.
They DID in fact make a glaring mistake in this Showcase Presents edition. As mentioned in other reviews, the second page of the first Rip Hunter issue (that is the fifth story reprinted, following the first four Showcase issues) is the wrong page. Just reading it you know it is wrong, but until you get to the reprint of issue 14, page 2, do you know what happened. Here you will find the same page again, but this time it fits the storyline. So we are missing page 2 from issue 1 entirely. But we do have page 2 of issue 14 twice to make up for it (on page 113, and correctly on page 461)?
How do they intend to fix the problem? It looks like the loyal reader is once again the loser. The publisher doesn't seem very concerned to me. Maybe they will notice a boycot of their entire product line.
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Great having the original Rip Hunter adventures. Fun enjoying the first adventures as Rip and his team explore ancient Rome, Atlantis and other civilizations as well as deal with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pete A
A great item that was shipped quickly! Item was as described. I would buy from this site again! Thanks very much!Published 11 months ago by Steven Chang
Was disappointed that the comics were reproduced in black and white instead of the original color. The first story was the only one I had read as a child when it first came out,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Eric L. Jackson
Of course it is great to have half of the series in a cheap and readable format. I like the slightly childish and fun scope on history in the Hunter-comic and the abundance of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Magnus Magnusson
I first read Rip Hunter and the Time Masters as reprinted back-up stories in issues of Action Comics and The Brave and the Bold. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Kevin Findley
As is often the case with DC comics of this era reading the stories one after another reveals the formulaic nature of them. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by J. Cassara
Nostalgia indeed - of course something like this can never hold up to the golden memories of youth, but it brought back warm feelings of reading under the covers with a flashlight... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by M. S. Burns