Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Finally, Christopher Smith looks back on how it all began, in The Peacemaker #4. I loved the cover, just like any of the masterful Pat Boyette covers, it's dynamic enough to be a movie poster. We can dream! 

The Peacemaker is Christopher Smith, a pacifist diplomat so committed to peace that he was willing to use force as a superhero to advance the cause. He uses an array of special non-lethal weapons and also founds the Pax Institute. Most of the villains he goes up against are dictators and warlords.

Peacemaker #4
"The Hostage"
The origin & background of The Peacemaker, along with a look at the weapons at his disposal.
Written by Joe Gill with art by Pat Boyette.
Story told in two parts.
"Peacemaker Patter"
Letters column , is that fan for life "the" Bill Mantlo's letter I see?
"Card Carrier" 
Fightin' 5 back-up story.
Written by Steve Skeates with art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache.
Concluded in The Peacemaker #5

I don't know about you, wish I'd ordered The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Spy Pen or at least one of those cool Marvel posters back then!
Ads from The Peacemaker #4!

Back cover for The Peacemaker #4.
Both stories are straight up Silver Age action. Just the way I like it. I was glad that the Sentinels of Justice were not used as The Watchmen. I enjoyed them just as they were. 

The iconic Watchmen, freely adapted from the Charlton Action Heroes. The Peacemaker was the basis for The Comedian.
Charlton Premiere #2 brought us Pat Boyette's The Spookman. Truly remarkable character currently being printed in the Charlton Arrow, from Roger McKenzie & Sandy Carruthers. 

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You! 

Charlton Premiere #2 presented one of my all time favorite comic book stories, from Denny O'Neil & Pat Boyette! Gave me chills! This outstanding tale has been reprinted in the following Space War #32 comic book.

More recently, O'Neil & Boyette's "Children of Doom" was reprinted in the Art in Time hardcover anthology (with more awesome art by Bill Everett, Jesse Marsh, Tony Tollarico, Pete Morisi & Sam Glanzman.)


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