Sunday, February 26, 2012
Showcase #83: Here Comes Bernie
The story takes up where the previous one left off. Having learned the passwords from the Ice Witch, Nightmaster and his somewhat deranged guide, Boz, are trying to save Jan from the evil warlocks. They run into a challenge from a Conan clone:
Nightmaster manages to defeat the barbarian by throwing away his sword and using a little judo. Because he refuses to take his opponent's life, the barbarian agrees to help him. It turns out he has two additional companions for the party:
They make it to the warlock stronghold, where they stop at an inn. I guess the CCA was asleep at the switch again on the use of alcohol, as they order ale and:
A bit of trivia here: Do you know the last series that Showcase launched into its own book? It was Windy and Willy, which debuted one issue before Nightmaster. Can you guess why? Well, my guess is because DC recycled the old Many Loves of Dobie Gillis series for that comic (with only a few changes to update hairstyles and fashions), and thus it was cheaper to produce than a comic that required new stories and art.