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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 17
Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, studying artistic styles of J.C. Leyendecker and Salvador Dali. He worked in advertising as a story board artist and worked on Terminator comics in 1990. He illustrated Clive Barker's Hellraise…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 17
Keith Giffen's Trencher for Image Comics 1993 is a comedic take on the trench coated anti-hero with an afterlife undead twist. Here's a public service announcement about comic collectors plastic bags used for comic storage.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 16
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 14
Doom Force 1, 1992 was an effective satire by Grant Morrison of the X-Treme aesthetic brought forward by Rob Liefeld’s X-Force which defined or symbolized the direction the artists of the time went in creating Image Comics. The oversized over the top gu…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
The cover of Marvel Science Stories 2, 11/1938 and Marvel Comics 1 1939 both with covers by Frank R. Paul, who illustrated many pulps, famous for his illustrations for Hugo Gernsback's magazines.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Jack Binder was a prolific Comic Artist in the late 1930s to early 1950s. He created the original golden age Daredevil for Lev Gleason, and created work for Fawcett, and Timely Comics. He started the Jack Binder Studio in 1942 employing later comic gre…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Marvel Tales 6, 1939, (previously titled Marvel Science Stories) has an Angel character in the story Angel From Hell with art by J.W. Scott, which seems to be a part of a theme of Goodman trying out winged characters in various stages of his publishing h…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Marvel Science Stories 1, 1938 was by "Postal Publications" owned by Abraham and Martin Goodman, and cover art by Norman Saunders. The front story features the title story " 'Avengers' of Space." The title character of this pulp adventure has to Avenge …
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Tim Sale for the CBH Podcast in an extensive 2 parter, discussing his life and career from when he was a kid reading comics, to his taking the John Buscema illustration course in the late 1970s, his indie career in t…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Warner Bros Vs. American Broadcasting Companies 1983 was a landmark case wherein Warner sued ABC over its show “The Greatest American Hero” for infringing on their Superman copyright. The court ruled in favor of the defendant due to the dissimilarities …
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
On Itunes & PlayerFM CBH Podcast 39: Interview with Tim Sale, the Gentleman's Artist part 1…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 12
Listening to "CBH Podcast 39: Interview with Tim Sale, the Gentleman's Artist part 1 (1956-2005)" at
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 9
Interior page of Corriere Dei Piccoli 1, 1908 Italian Language Magazine for Kids that had comic pages.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 9
Interior page of Corriere Dei Piccoli 1, 1908 Italian Language Magazine for Kids that had comic pages.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 8
It's enjoyable to read Image Comics' 1963 written by "Affable" Alan Moore as a comic homage to the Marvel Age. "Grapplin" Grant Morrison did something a year earlier with Doom Patrol 53, 1992 with a story drawn by Ken Steacy in the Kirby style. This iss…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 8
It's enjoyable to read Image Comics' 1963 written by "Affable" Alan Moore as a comic homage to the Marvel Age. "Grapplin" Grant Morrison did something a year earlier with Doom Patrol 53,…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 7
Elizabeth Berube was the last female penciled and colorist who brought a modern sensibility influenced by commercial illustrators to the declining 1970s DC Romance Comics genre. She worked on a news strip named Karen years earlier.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 7
Elizabeth Berube was the last female penciled and colorist who brought a modern sensibility influenced by commercial illustrators to the declining 1970s DC Romance Comics genre. She…
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 7
The 1996 Mars Attacks film by Tim Burton was based off of Wally Wood/Saunders trading cards for Topps 1962. Those cards were an expansion on the Wally Wood cover for Weird Science 16, 1952.
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ComicBookHistorians Apr 7
The 1996 Mars Attacks film by Tim Burton was based off of Wally Wood/Saunders trading cards for Topps 1962. Those cards were an expansion on the Wally Wood cover for Weird Science 16, 1952.
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