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Tales from The Comicdenn

Last week I traveled back in time. It was a simpler time. I drank water from the outdoor water hose. I watched Saturday Morning cartoon shows and I read “The Worlds Greatest Comic…

Read the PostHyperbole,…Shmyperbole

Well, I am officially an old guy. Rascally Roy Thomas otherwise known as Roy (The Boy) Thomas turned 76 on November 22nd. Not only was Roy Stan Lee’s first successor…

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There were Treasury Editions! Before there were Artist Editions and the like, both Marvel and DC experimented with oversize volumes that collected both reprints and original stories. They were printed…

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When writing my article “Keeping Kirby’s Legacy Alive” I did what you are supposed to do…research. I briefly mentioned John Byrne’s 1991 Omac Prestige series. I did not reread the mini…

Read the PostHiding In Plain Sight

September 1st would have been Gene Colan’s 90th Birthday. And September 18th would have been Joe Kubert’s 90th Birthday! In my last couple of columns I spoke of Jack Kirby’s legacy…

Read the PostTime Passages

Nothing has been written about more in comics fandom than the split between Jack Kirby and Marvel. Jack leaving for DC. Jack returning to Marvel and all the various arguments that go…

Read the PostLong Live The King! Kirby That Is!

After writing the last column which featured the great Daredevil # 45 cover that had Gene Colan inked by Jim Steranko, a couple of other comics came to mind with…

Read the PostPros Under Pressure

When Gene Colan took over from John Romita in issue 20 of Daredevil he defined the look and style of Daredevil for the next two decades. Over that period of time…

Read the PostOf Inks and Jesters

What can be said about Jack Kirby that hasn’t already been said? Probably nothing. Certainly not by me. I never met the man. However…I have been a fan for almost…

Read the PostOf Kings and Inkers

One of the most ignored Marvel Comics of the Silver Age is Daredevil. Oh he gets a lot of attention for the Frank Miller years, and the “darkening” of the…

Read the PostIt Was A Simpler Time

Man am I excited! As perhaps long time readers of this column know, Tarzan was probably the single biggest catalyst in bringing to life my love of reading, action adventure, and drawing.…

Read the PostOf Man And Apes