Tag Spawn

Covered 365: Day 250

Incredible Hulk #250, Marvel Comics, August 1980, Artist: Al Milgrom. I mentioned this in the comments of Day 248 but I thought I’d put it in the body of the post for the big Day 250. With the cover selections…

Covered 365: Day 227

Batman #227, DC Comics, December 1970. Artist: Neal Adams. Call it a safe pick if you will but Neal Adams gave us a great cover on Batman #227, of course, it’s an homage but I’ve featured those before. Batman #227…

Covered 365: Day 222

Wonder Woman #222, DC Comics, December 2005. Artist: J.G. Jones. Day 222 will be themed, it belongs to the adversaries squaring off covers lead by J.G. Jones’ striking Wonder Woman #212 (1987 series). Marc Silvestri adds to the theme with…

Covered 365: Day 200

Avengers #200, Marvel Comics, October 1980. Artist: George Perez. Here we are at another milestone, Day 200! This project has been so eye-opening, making me look at all covers way more closely than I did in the past. DC Comics…

The Caveats of Collecting Cerebus # 1

When discussing the most “important” characters and comics of the Canadian Silver Age, the works of several creators come to mind. The word “important” has several connotations and I use it here in part because of its ambiguity. What makes…

Covered 365: Day 138

Spawn #138, Image Comics, September 2004 – Artist: Greg Capullo. I’ve always been a sucker for wraparound covers and Capullo’s work on Spawn #138 is fantastic. What sent me over the top was the foreground shell casings, I mean come…

Speculating Ads

One of the biggest social issues is the prevalence of advertising and how much it influences us, if at all. John Kenneth Galbraith is the philosopher, economist and critic who coined the term “conventional wisdom” in his highly influential and…

When Good Goes Bad

Recently Scott reviewed Holy Terror.  To sum up the review quickly here is the best line from his review “this book is crap: don’t buy it.  I want my money back.  End review.” Classic stuff. I got thinking more about…

The Best Superhero Ever Part 1

I’m pretty lucky. I’ve got a lot of friends. Not just those of the Facebook variety either. I also happen to be on good terms with a lot of people who work in various types of media; writers, musicians, librarians,…

Going Through The Short Box

I am stumped for a column this week.  I thought of another column I can write, but I prefer to let that one stew in my brain juices for a couple of weeks (cause I like that one).  So… sitting…