I just finished reading today, the last of the Tom Strong series of comics. In total that was:
Tom Strong 1-36
Many Worlds of Tesla Strong, one-shot
Tom Stong's Terrific Tales 1-12
(spinoff/tie-in mini-series to TS)
Terra Obscura vol 1, 1-6
Terra Obscura vol 2, 1-6
Tom Strong & the Robots of Doom 1-6
Has anyone else read these?
The best issues IMO where the Alan Moore penned one's, of course. I really grew to love Chris Sprouse's artwork, he has a very clean style. I loved his assorted tech/spaceship designs!
Alan Moore wrote all the issues of the main title, from #s 1-23, but returned to close out the series w/#36. Many big-name writer's wrote the "fill-in" issues in that interim, like BKV, Brubaker and Johns.
TS Terrific Tales was an anthology book that was more miss then hit for me. They would feature a Tom Strong story written by Moore, a Young Tom Strong story written by Steve Moore (no relation to Alan) and Jonni Future by Art Adams. Alan's TS stories started getting more and more bizarre, to the point where I skimmed through them by the last several issues. Young TS were the best overall. Jonni Future had great artwork (of course) but lousy stories for the most part.
The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong was an all-star artwork jam issue by many big names. That was much better then I thought it would be! I prefer the Art Adams cover to the Bruce Timm one.
The Terra Obscura mini-series were all written by Steve Moore. I'm a sucker for the weirdo team books. The first mini was great, the second fell flat.
S.Moore also wrote the Robots of Doom mini, that came out last year. This was good too, but Steve is no Alan.
It said on the last page of the last issue of the mini that TS would be back in 2012. Well its the middle of August, Wildstorm is still kaput and I don't see it happening!!!
I always wish that Alan wrote a "team-up" mini featuring TS and Top Ten, my other favorite ABC title.
What are your thoughts on the Tom Strong books?!?