Marvel Mysteries and Comics Minutiae
11  décembre     03h00
More Kirby War: Battle
   div span style font-family: Poppins; span face "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif Note: This post was originally published on November 30th, 2012. I was inspired to resurrect it (revising some content) with the express intention of directing aficionados of the war genre -...
16  septembre     01h39
The Letterers of Charlton Press
   p span style font-family: Poppins; font-size: large; Over the years Charlton has been typecast and even maligned f span span style font-family: Poppins; font-size: large; or their use of typeset, as opposed to hand lettering, in a majority of their comics. This purview has been a mainstay...
10  juin     00h00
56 Summers Ago: Marvel Tales Annual # 1
   h2 span style font-family: "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; font-size: large; i Note: The following post was originally published on June 24th, 2014. It is not, however, exactly as it appeared, since its been updated with revisions GALORE, and more fascinating content...
24  février     01h41
A Tribute to Nicola Cuti
   blockquote class tr bq i style font-family: verdana, sans-serif; I liked anthologies, writing a story where you never quite knew if the hero was going to come out successful or be devastated by his problems. I kind of liked knowing that you never knew if the hero or heroine was going to...
24  novembre     03h15
Why I Like Steve Ditko
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; b Note: The following is a blog post that was originally presented on July, 28th, 2011. Some of the content has been updated but the general tone has been retained and I’ve left some of the topical comments as is. i (More on Ditko,...
14  septembre     22h44
Bill Schelly: In Tribute
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; It will take a long time for me to get used to speaking about Bill Schelly in the past tense. His passion for comics took him on a journey throughout his life, from teenage publisher to author of countless books, chronicling both his...
27  juin     02h00
Marvel’s Annuals and the Endless Summer
   div class MsoNormal style margin: 0in 0in 10pt; i style font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; There isn’t anything quite as good ever. Nothing quite as good as summer and being a kid. Martin Sloan, as portrayed by Gig Young in The Twilight Zone episode Walking Distance , written by Rod...
07  mai     23h32
Joe Sinnott’s Unknown Charlton Work
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; You never know what you’ll find when rummaging through old comics. My brother John and I recently visited our friend Barry Pearl, who had acquired a collection comprised of titles from various publishing houses. Barry allowed me to take...
15  février     19h27
The Corner Candy Store
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13  novembre     00h01
Stan Lee:The Final Chapter (1922-2018)
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07  octobre     00h00
Steve Ditko’s Shade, The Changing Man: A Look Back
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; i The Steve Ditko Omnibus Volume 1 i i starring Shade, the Changing Man i reprints, for the first time, the original eight-issue run of Ditko’s 1977 creation, along with the unpublished 9th installment (in...
07  juillet     23h27
S. Ditko 1927-2018: An Independent Mind
   i span style font-family: "helvetica neue" , "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; b The creator seeks worthy values. He has the drive and ambition and is willing to struggle with no guarantees of success or security. He offers his best for all others to...
28  juin     06h01
55 Summers Ago: Fantastic Four Annual #1
   div class MsoNormal span style font-family: "helvetica neue" , "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; At this time of year my thoughts often drift back to an afternoon in late June and a classroom in Brooklyn, New York. As I sat at my desk I stared longingly at the...
20  avril     22h08
Ditko and Wood
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; Steve Ditko and Wally Wood exist in a rarefied estate of comic book hierarchy. Their body of work has been admired and critiqued by fans and historians in numerous articles, books and online forums. Separately they each garnered accolades...
14  avril     00h36
Chuck McCann: In Tribute
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; For those of us who were children of the 1960s and resided in the New York City area, Chuck McCann was a familiar name. The popular television shows he hosted ( i Laurel and Hardy and Chuck i and i Let’s Have Fun i on WPIX...
22  février     17h12
The Mystery of Kevin Banks
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; In the early 1970s Marvel attempted to capture a segment of the audience they had not focused on for many years. Comics geared towards young children were selling well for other companies, specifically Archie Publications, Western Gold Key...
03  janvier     03h22
Hidden Gems in Marvel Reprints
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; If you had the original comics you might have ignored Marvel’s reprint titles, but occasionally new or unpublished inventory surfaced, nestled in the back pages and appearing without fanfare. For the fanatical collector...
03  novembre     01h10
Covering Ditko
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; The artistry of Steve Ditko has been captivating comic book aficionados for over six decades. One aspect of Ditko’s oeuvre worthy of further study is his facility for crafting compelling cover art (a span span style font-family...
27  août     01h47
Neighborhood Book Shops and the Thrill of Collecting Comics
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; During the 1960s and into the early 1970s it was commonplace for a neighborhood in New York to have stores that had no exact classification. A segment of these establishments also bought and sold used books, magazines, records, coins,...
24  juillet     01h29
Flo Steinberg RIP
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; Flo Steinberg was a private person who didn’t like to be in the spotlight. She probably wouldn’t have wanted the attention I afford her here, but I hope she’d forgive me (and for you Flo, I’ll be brief). span br span style font...
17  juin     00h00
Marie Severin and Bill Everett
   div class MsoNormal style margin: 0in 0in 10pt; span style font-family: "helvetica neue" , "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; In the early 1970s Marie Severin was producing a plethora of covers for Marvel’s growing line of comics. Severin not only created cover...
26  avril     01h16
Ditko at Charlton Part 2: 1972-1974
   span style font-family: "helvetica neue" , "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; In the first part of this article I examined Steve Ditko’s contributions to Charlton press from 1969-71, a period of time when the artist chose to work almost exclusively for the company....
15  avril     21h47
Steve Ditko at Charlton: 1969-1971
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03  mars     02h20
When Chester Gould Ruled
   span style font-family: "verdana" , sans-serif; The memory is distinct yet indistinct, in a way memories often are. I was four, maybe five years old, in the apartment of a relative or friend of the family that my parents were visiting. The Sunday News comics section was laying on a...
26  janvier     02h43
Appreciating Don Heck
   div class MsoPlainText style margin: 0in 0in 0pt; br div div class MsoPlainText style margin: 0in 0in 0pt; span style font-family: "helvetica neue" , "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif; My introduction to Don Heck’s art began in the mid-1960s, when he...