Category Tales from The Comicdenn

Time Passages

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 in what would have been his 99th Birthday. There is…

Read More

Pros Under Pressure

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 interesting artist/inker combos. These were unique and rare combinations and…

Read More

Of Inks and Jesters

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 he had a few different inkers, but early on it…

Read More

Of Kings and Inkers

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 fifty years and have marvelled at the many different seasons of his staggering…

Read More

It Was A Simpler Time

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 character, Bullseye, Elektra and the Kingpin . But before this…

Read More

Of Man And Apes

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. I recently came upon the original art for the pin up by Big…

Read More

What Happened To Your Head?

I recently picked up the 18 issue run of the great Silver Age Silver Surfer series! Now, I was ten years old when this book came out and that was right after I really discovered the comic collecting bug and how can you not…

Read More

Old Dogs & New Comics

Well it’s been a while. Life got in the way for about 6 months ,and hopefully I will have something to say again about this great hobby of ours that will add to the conversation. I have found over this…

Read More

Bravo for Adventure!

Alex Toth is without a doubt one of the most versatile artists ever to grace the pages of the comic book industry. His incredible ability to tell a story in any genre, whether it was western, romance, horror or anything…

Read More

Byrned Up! Eh?

Have you ever noticed just how much work John Byrne has created in his career? It really is mind boggling.I would say he is probably the second most prolific artist ever.The first has got to be Jack Kirby. I have a…

Read More

Hell and Hot Water

That is the title of a fantastic three issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics from 1997. Predator: Hell & Hot Water. I was out of comics for a decade from about 1992 -2002, and this was a series I had never heard…

Read More