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Showcase Presents: The Atom, Vol. 1 by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: The Atom, Vol. 1 by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

It all started in Showcase # 34 September 1961 with ‘The Birth Of The Atom‘, scripted by Gardner Fox and drawn by Gil Kane, as are all the stories here. Scientist Ray Palmer sees a meteor falling from the sky. On discovering that it’s a piece of white dwarf star he takes it back to […]

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James Bond Volume 1: Vargr by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters (graphic novel review).

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
James Bond Volume 1: Vargr by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters (graphic novel review).

James Bond is no stranger to the world of comics. His comicstrip adventures (both adapted from Ian Fleming’s books and original) were a staple of the Daily Express and Daily Star from 1958 until 1983. There have also been scattered attempts to given Bond his own on-going comic book adventures, such as the Dark Horse […]

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Otto Binder by Bill Schelly (book review).

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Otto Binder by Bill Schelly (book review).

As Richard A. Lupoff points out in the introduction to Bill Schelly’s book about writer Otto Binder (his surname rhymes with ‘tinder’ in case you’re not sure how to pronounce it), there are a lot of books about comicbook artists but very few about their writers. Considering that Otto Binder wrote 2,227 comicbook stories spread […]

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Comic Book Creator # 12 Spring 2016 (magazine review).

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 12 Spring 2016 (magazine review).

Comic Book Creator # 12 can really be broken into two sections. One is an overview of Jack Kirby’s career at Marvel, then DC Comics, then back to Marvel before supplying storyboards in animation in California. Much of this should be familiar to any of you with an interest in comicbooks. There is also some […]

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Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

After Jerry Shuster, there were three significant artists in Superman’s early comicbook life: Wayne Boring, Al Pastino and Curt Swan. Plastino was told to adopt the style of Wayne Boring so the transition between them wouldn’t be too obvious. As seen from other samples in this book, Plastino could draw and ink in all number […]

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

I have to confess that there are still some gaps in my knowledge regarding the Golden Age of comics. With National Periodicals/DC Comics, this was hardly helped with the lack of credits. However, if you have read comics from this period then you will certainly have come across the late artist Irwin Hasen’s work. He […]

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Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

I read an interview with Denny O’Neil a while back in which he was asked how his famous pairing with Neal Adams that resulted in so many classic stories came about. He said it was just random chance. When he handed in a script he had no idea which artist would be drawing it. Just […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

With Roy Thomas’ 75th year, this edition of ‘Alter Ego’, is the second part of a massive interview by Jim Amash covering his freelancing career from 1990s to the present. The first part was ran in Alter-Ego # 136 which is a shame as it looks like I missed that. Although I’m not a fan […]

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

Back Issue # 88 gets right down to business as publisher John Morrow starts off with a examination of the advertising promotion that DC failed to deliver when Jack Kirby went to work for them after Marvel. His analysis is very good and I suspect in more modern times, would have spread about where to […]

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