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Jack Kirby 100

August 28th would have been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday. This column is not going to recap his story so much, as there are a ton of articles and celebrations from people that actually knew the man, I only had the pleasure of…

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Return of the Spinner Rack

I came across an interesting article recently that I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention. The article is by Adam Barnhardt over at Comicbook.com: I found this quite interesting and would be interested in hearing the thoughts of the…

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Winning Collaborators 2

When I initially was planning to do this post, I was going to talk about one of the most revered winning collaborations out there, John Byrne and Terry Austin’s run on the X-men. Which culminated with the Dark Phoenix Saga. However when…

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Winning Collaborators

It cannot be underestimated how important the artistic team is on a comic book. It can make or break a title. The interesting thing is that over time (sometimes years) a title will go through wild swings in the life of…

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Hyperbole,…Shmyperbole

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 Magazine”! I stepped back in time to wonderment and surprise…

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Roy Thomas turns…76!

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 as Editor-In-Chief of Marvel comics and the carrier of the…

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Before There Were Artist Editions…

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 in oversize volumes, roughly 10.5″ x 13.5″. Printed on regular…

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Hiding In Plain Sight

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 series at the time but simply mentioned how much I…

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