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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians 9h
Dave Stevens started out in the 1970s inking over Russ Manning's pencils over Tarzan and the Star Wars newspaper strip. He created the Rocketeer comics in the early 1980s which were impressive and resulted in him getting several comic awards. He excell…
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ComicBookHistorians 10h
Harry Harrison was Wally Wood’s old partner, and they both approached Bill Gaines to work at EC Comics working on titles like Haunt of Fear 1950 shown on the top left. They encouraged Gaines to make science fiction titles, which they both loved. Harry …
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ComicBookHistorians 16h
Ep.45. What is EC Comics? An Overview by Alex Grand: via
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ComicBookHistorians 16h
Ep.44. What Comics Did Siegel and Shuster Work On After Creating Superman? by Alex Grand: via
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Ep.43. MacFadden & Houdini 1899: Precursors to Superman, Batman & DC Comics Origins by Alex Grand: via
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Ep. 42. The Development of 20th Century American Graphic Novels (1918-1983) by Alex Grand: via
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Ep. 41. Deaths of the 20th Century Comic Book Greats by Alex Grand: via
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Ep. 40. Reed Crandall, A 20th Century Illustrator Superstar of Non-Conventional Comics by Alex Grand: via
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Ep. 39. Phillip Wylie, the Unintentional Godfather to the Superhero Comic Book Genre by Alex Grand: via
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ComicBookHistorians 21h
The Blake Bell & Michael Vassallo Book, Secret History of Marvel Comics has some great scans including some of Martin Goodman’s torture porn pulps with art by Alex Schomburg who was famous for his action packed gratuitous Timely Covers. Here is an examp…
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ComicBookHistorians May 18
The Superman (1938-1940) intended by his creator Jerry Siegel let criminals die and/or outright killed them in a fashion very similar to Steve Ditko’s MR. A from 1966. DC’s editorial edicts of making things kid friendly from Whitney Ellsworth in 1941 ch…
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ComicBookHistorians May 18
When Martin Goodman was working at Eastern Distributing company, one of his clients was Hugo Gernsback who was an influence. Frank R Paul was famous for his covers of Gernsback’s pulp magazines like Amazing Stories 1926, and Goodman had him make the cov…
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ComicBookHistorians May 17
Publishing schizophrenia! Branding is fun to follow, and Blake Bell and Michael J. Vassallo’s book, The Secret History of Marvel Comics is a great lesson in how Martin Goodman tried his hand at various brands between his titles and shell companies. We …
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ComicBookHistorians May 17
In 1953, Hugh Hefner was going to launch his magazine Stag Party. He changed the name to Playboy after receiving a cease and desist letter from Martin Goodman, the creator of Marvel Comics due to the names similarity to his own Stag magazine.
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ComicBookHistorians May 16
Robin Hood 3, 1956 with art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall soon after EC Comics was discontinued by Bill Gaines. Willner had a Hal Foster-like illustrative style for his comic art which he started in 1940, and after a couple years break in the mid 40s…
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ComicBookHistorians May 15
Men in Black Comics came out in 1990 by Aircel Comics which was bought out by Malibu, which was bought out by Marvel Comics in 1994. This was licensed off and adapted into film in 1997 before Blade 1998 and X-Men 2000.
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ComicBookHistorians May 15
[CBH#2 Posting] The 1957 Atlas Implosion's effect on Marvel’s Silver Age
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ComicBookHistorians May 15
[CBH#2 Posting] From Pulps to Comic Books
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ComicBookHistorians May 15
[CBH#2 Posting] Where does Superman come from? First Answer is ...
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ComicBookHistorians May 15
[CBH#2 Posting] Steve Ditko,co-creator of the Marvel Universe
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