I bought this copy of Superkernel, Volume 4 #12 on Ebay, hoping there would be more skateboarding inside this obscure title. Sadly, the original seller had since passed away. His wife was unable to locate this and many other items he had listed for sale. As I was about to post this, I found another one for sale. Superkernel was a comic book made by Guy and Brad Gilchrist. published by Weekly Reader Books. I first became aware of this comic over at Time Passages Nostalgia. I was bout to let them know that they had incorrectly given the date of the skateboard cover as 1978, because my copy says 1980, but when I looked closer I found out they used the same cover twice. Up top is Superkernel Volume 4, Number 12 from 1980. There are no additional skateboard illustrations in that issue, but maybe there are in the first issue, Volume 2 #11 from 1978.

As a comic book, it’s pretty weak. Probably written for a very young age group. Huge lettering and very short stories, sometimes just a page. The illustration style is very 70’s, sometimes bordering on 60’s psychedelia.


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  1. talentlessquitter on March 2, 2015 - Reply

    The various renditions of ‘trucks’ in old comics keeps raising an eyebrow with me.

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