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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 20
Gerry Conway co-created Frank Castle, the Punisher who first appeared in 1974, and had a wife & child that were killed by the mafia, and swore to wage a war on crime. This has been linked to Don Pendleton's Executionor 1969 who had a similar origin. Ho…
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 20
John Prentice penciled the cover of Showcase 1, 1956 and shortly after took over the Rip Kirby strip when Alex Raymond died in a car accident. John, already very talented, was hired by King Feature Syndicate to draw just like Alex Raymond with what appe…
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 20
1934 Secret Agent X-9 by Alex Raymond with words by Dashiel Hammett. The sort of crime busting hero that calls them like he sees them.
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 19
After Stan Lee and the Bullpen's pics were shown in Marvel Tales Annual 1, 1964, his pic was again shown in Fantasy Masterpieces 1, 1965 with him discussing the various bullpen who had created the stories found in this issue including Don Heck, Jack Kirb…
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 18
On Itunes & PlayerFM CBH Podcast Episode 33: Robert Beerbohm's Comic Store Wars with Alex…
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 18
[Podcast] CBH Podcast Episode 33: Robert Beerbohm's Comic Store Wars with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 16
Alex Raymond left his Flash Gordon gig at King Feature Syndicates to join the army as a combat illustrator. When he returned in 1946, he wanted the gig back, but another artist was under contrast to keep it for a couple more years. Hearst, and the KFS …
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 16
Alex Raymond left his Flash Gordon gig at King Feature Syndicates to join the army as a combat illustrator. When he returned in 1946, he created a new crime strip, Rip Kirby (1946-1956 until his death) with a sweet financial package including ownership rights and 60% profits.
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 16
Replying to @SethabeeHere
It’s from Jemas’ Marville limited series
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 16
Replying to @howellspace
Sure, comicbookhistorians@gmail.com
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 4
The second Comic Book Historians podcast episode of the Jim Steranko Interview premieres today on all the podcast feeds. In the Steranko Experience part 2, he goes deep into his experience with Stan Lee at Marvel, then FOOM, then his History of Comics,…
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 4
Listening to "CBH Podcast Episode 32: The Steranko Experience Part 2 with Alex Grand" at
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 4
On Itunes & PlayerFM CBH Podcast Episode 32: The Steranko Experience Part 2 with Alex Grand
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 4
[Podcast] CBH Podcast Episode 32: The Steranko Experience Part 2 with Alex Grand
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 4
Jim Steranko is credited with the story of the 2005 Justice League episode, "The Ties that Bind" about the character, Mr. Miracle that Kirby made inspired by Steranko's escape artistry book. J.M. DeMatteis wrote the teleplay.
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ComicBookHistorians Jan 3
John Locke's highly recommended book, The Thing's Incredilble, The Secret Origins of Weird Tales discusses the seed history, 1923-1924 of this famous pulp magazine made culturally notable by H.P. Lovecraft and others. The factors going into the magazine…
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ComicBookHistorians Dec 31
Replying to @GulacyArt @pgulacy1
Beautiful work. We had to include it into the top graphic novels of all time.
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ComicBookHistorians Dec 30
Jim Steranko worked on Hercules Thracian Wars in 2008 for Radical Comics with an homage to his Hulk cover 1968. Jim supplied covers to issue one and two, designed the Hercules character and title logo.
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ComicBookHistorians Dec 29
1974. Stan Lee and Denis Kitchen team up to make their own Marvel sponsored Underground Comix called Comix Book. It only went to a few issues and did not succeed. It was a watered down underground, a balance of Denis Kitchen's ideas and Stan's not wantin…
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ComicBookHistorians Dec 29
In the aftermath of Crisis of Infinite Earths, Trina Robbins drew The Legend of Wonder Woman limited series 1986, which she co-created with Kurt Busiek which was essentially a golden age flavored flashback of a 1940s style adventure. Fun pencils, color …
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