Category Making A Splash

This column will celebrate the Splash page. You know, that page you will never get to see again because your comic is locked and sealed in a hard plastic case.

Cannonball !!!!!

Making a Splash has been a great exercise, it was fun and I learned a lot. I’d say the biggest surprise for me was the sheer power of Jack Kirby, I mean I knew it already but I just didn’t…

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Week 52: Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Where we are in Hamilton, Ontario there is a 28-day lockdown so it’s the perfect time for some fun-filled Christmas-themed splash pages. There were tons and tons to choose from but surprisingly not…

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Week 51: Zero to Four

Hidden in the back pages of Adventure Comics #288 is this eye catching splash page from John Forte. From September 1961. Surprisingly there were not a lot of big splash pages over the three-part Long Bow Hunters Green Arrow mini-series.…

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Week 50: Gah!

I can’t believe it’s Week 50 already, I think I’m going to try to do a year end Favorite 25 Splash Pages, its going to be tough to pick because there have been so many great ones. I’m still working…

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Week 46: Here To There

I tried an image association game this week, I started with the Marc Silvestri piece and let my mind take me somewhere, I’d go looking there and find another piece and then repeated the exercise several more times until I…

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Week 45: DC Copper

Last week I put up five splash pages from the very early Copper Age circa 1980 and got called out for only putting up Marvel. This week I make amends by featuring some DC splash pages from the same era,…

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Week 39: Welcome

This week I couldn’t get to any eBay listings so unfortunately, I can’t bring you any fresh splash pages from the Walt pile. I was a bit ambitious this week and tried to find artists that I have not featured…

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Week 37: The Pawn Shop

It was way too cool in Southern Ontario yesterday – 18 Celsius or about 64 Fahrenheit! I love summer, please don’t leave yet! This week I thought I’d try to generate all the splash pages from my eBay pile. Its…

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