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Almost Hidden – Tales From the Bully Pulpit!

by  in Comic News Comment

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Reader Geoff suggested the sadly out-of-print 2004 graphic novel, Tales From the Bully Pulpit, by Benito Cereno and Graeme MacDonald. An out-of-print original graphic novel is a bit different than what I normally write about here, but hey, Tales From the Bully Pulpit WAS a cool story! So here ya go, Cereno and MacDonald’s tale of one of the toughest U.S. Presidents of all-time, Theodore Roosevelt!

Enjoy!

Tales From the Bully Pulpit is delightfully simple in its awesomeness.

Theodore Roosevelt steals a time machine from HG Wells and travels to the year 2000, where he gets help from the ghost of Thomas Edison to improve the time machine to go to the future to fight someone Roosevelt presumes must be Hitler…





Of course, though, when they end up in the far off future (the year 2008), it turns out that it is, indeed, Hitler…


and he has bad news for the people of Mars…


TR and Edison head to Mars to protect the Martians, and through the power of time travel, both sides add to their rosters…



I think you can tell from the art and the dialogue of these pages that this is just a rollicking good time featuring a bunch of famous historical figures.

My guess is that if they ever do a sequel, it would be packaged with the original and released together. So get on that, Benito Cereno! You are a very cool comic book writer – we need to see more work from you!!

I just looked on Amazon, these bad boys are going for a LOW price of $48! How does some company not see that and realize that that basically says, “You will make some money reprinting this”!?!?!