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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians 6h
In 1985, Mattel has Toy Fans to submit their own character designs for the Master of the Universe Toy Line, and kids were asked to call with their vote. Bruce Timm redrew the designs for this ad. Bruce Timm made the Batman Animated Series in 1992.
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ComicBookHistorians 6h
Rocketeer artist, Dave Stevens made some He-Man art for Mattel Toy Packaging circa 1985.
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ComicBookHistorians 12h
Harley Quinn's First comic book appearance was in The Batman Adventures 12, 1993 and her archetypal jester costume on a pretty female combined crazy and beautiful into one successful character. Gil Elvgren made a similar illustration called Life of the …
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ComicBookHistorians 13h
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 16
1971 Marvel Bullpen with Marie Severin front and center from Rolling Stone Magazine.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 16
1971 Herbe Trimpe from Rolling Stone Magazine
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 16
Rolling Stone's Robin Green did a fun piece on Marvel Comics in 1971 while Stan Lee was still editor in chief. She interviews Herbe Trimpe who hates being the "nice guy" penciled the cover, as well as Jim Steranko who talks about his time as a juvenile d…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 16
Hugo Gernsback, the father of sci-fi pulp magazines tried his hand at comics for a short time, employing Frank R Paul for the covers of his SuperWorld Comics for Komos Publications in 1940. Charles Hornig scripted most of the original material and Gerns…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 15
As we've focused on the influences of Pulps, Golden Age movies, and Newspaper strips on comic books, there should always be some attention put on a similar type of influence from the American Illustrators. In the 1800's we have what some argue as the fi…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 15
James Montgomery Flag produced the memorable Uncle Sam Poster in 1917 which was classic and unforgettable showing the twentieth century that Americans are serious about the world stage. NC Wyeth produced his War Bonds Art in 1943 shortly before his deat…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
Fun cover by Dave Gibbons for the British Fan Magazine Fantasy Advertiser International, January 1975. Feels like there is a Jack Kirby influence.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
Star Studded 11, 1967 has a beautiful blue back cover of Gully Foyle from Alfred Bester's Star's My Destination by adventure strip illustrator Stanley Pitt. There are also a couple pages with one shown here by Pitt inside the fanzine that really shines.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
In 1966, Russ Manning wrote a highly critical review of Jules Feiffer's 1965 The Great Comic Book Heroes. Manning describes Jules Feiffer as a Frederic Wertham-like pseudointellectual "loser" whose "contorted analysis" and "poppycock" unfairly puts comic…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
Fantasy Illustrated 5, 1966 is a fun fanzine with nice illustrated covers, front John Carter by Reed Crandall and back 15th century Sir John by Jeff Jones.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
Fantasy Illustrated 5, 1966 is a fun fanzine with nice illustrated covers, front John Carter by Reed Crandall and back 15th century Sir John by Jeff Jones.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
In 1920, the USA Presidential Election was the first election after WW1. Republican Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding defeated Democratic Ohio Governor James M. Cox of Ohio. George Herriman demonstrates Political Party fatigue that year in a Krazy Kat Sund…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
Similar to Art Spiegelman's Maus 1986, George Herriman would introduce some thought provoking topics in his Krazy Kat strip even as far back as 1915, shown in this daily discussing sexuality. Almost like Dr. Seuss' 1957 Cat in the Hat, there is a whimsi…
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
As fun as it is watching Deadpool break the 4th wall in the comics, George Herriman had his Krazy Kat character doing the same as far back as 1915 shown here.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
The mystical Ouija board 1917 Krazy Kat strip. The board was originally released for public consumption in 1890.
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ComicBookHistorians Jul 14
In 1916, George Herriman hand colored this Sunday for fellow illustrator Dan Smith. Although many of the Krazy Kat Sunday's were centered around large central images, and panels with rotating perspective, this one is interesting in that there is traveli…
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