Tag Marvel

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…

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Mark Millar

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Let’s get started with our writer for week 1, Mark Millar.
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A Post Mortem On An Unfortunate Friend

“Dear Doc Curmudgeon” is a column by Clint McElroy made up of completely fabricated responses to mostly fabricated questions. But you knew that due to your discerning nature and brilliant mind which would never fall for a columnist trying to…

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Undervalued Spotlight #225

Mighty Marvel Team-Up Thrillers, Marvel Comics, 1983. There was a time when comic book companies didn’t care about repackaging their material in trade paperback and hardcover collections: they sold the rights to those off to book companies, just one of…

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Comic Promo Bags

Earlier this year I discussed the nostalgia that comes from a plain brown paper bag: in that column I mentioned having a stack of promotional shopping bags from my early days and I’ve finally scanned them. I can’t say why…

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Full Moon Terror! Marvel Spotlight & Werewolf by Night

October wouldn't be complete if we didn't feature a scary Marvel super-hero in Arcs and Runs! Well yes it would, but it is Halloween and I just can't resist taking a peak at the horror genre in Marvel comics this month. The early seventies was the heyday for this genre with books like Tomb of Dracula, The Monster of Frankenstein, Man Thing, Ghost Rider, Son of Satan, and our featured character Werewolf by Night all getting a chance at their own comic series.
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