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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
So who is Jack Kirby? The thing about creating or co-creating a successful character is that you put a piece of yourself out there for as long as the public enjoys it. So we see photos of high school Ditko next to Peter Parker, or photos of young Jerry…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Creative evolution to the FF? Interesting similarities in Sea Devils 1960 (middle) to the Fantastic Four 1961 (bottom). Of course the Challengers of the Unknown 1957 (top) predates them, but it definitely seems that Robert Kanigher's Sea Devils is a cre…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Fantastic Four 1, 1961 has the 4 circles at the top of the first page with signatures on the right that essentially establishes the co-creation credit of both Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Interesting that it took roughly 50 years for that to be recognized o…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Fantastic Four 48, 1966 by Kirby/Lee. The Galactus Trilogy begins with the Thing strutting his stuff. Turns out his "Labonzza" hangs more rigid than expected.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Fantastic Four 48, 1966 by Kirby/Lee. The Galactus Trilogy begins with the Thing strutting his stuff. Turns out his "Labonzza" hangs more rigid than expected.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
1971 Stan Lee on the two wings of politics in an interview by Rolling Stone Magazine.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
1978, Don McGregor writes and releases his own graphic novel, Sabre into specialty comic shops with art by Paul Gulacey. A story with words and images that culminate in blowing the reader’s head off.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Action packed 4 page spread by Jim Steranko in Strange Tales 167, 1968. Yellow Claw gets his nose picked by Nick Fury & SHIELD. Cool to see smiling Clay Quartermain shoot the Hydra agent on the 3rd page.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 11
Action packed 4 page spread by Jim Steranko in Strange Tales 167, 1968. Yellow Claw gets his nose picked by Nick Fury & SHIELD. Cool to see smiling Clay Quartermain shoot the Hydra agent on the 3rd page.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 10
X-Men 50 (2nd Polaris), 51 (1st Erik the Red) 1968 by Jim Steranko & 53 1969 by Barry Smith are interesting issues because they appear to be somewhat experimental works by the artists, unlike other issues done before or directly after. The title splash …
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 10
X-Men 50 (2nd Polaris), 51 (1st Erik the Red) 1968 by Jim Steranko & 53 1969 by Barry Smith are interesting issues because they appear to be somewhat experimental works by the artists, unlike other issues done before or directly after. The title splash …
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 8
On Itunes & PlayerFM CBH Podcast Episode 28: 1984, Corporate Shift, Creator Rights & The…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 8
Listening to "CBH Podcast Episode 28: 1984, Corporate Shift, Creator Rights & The End of an Era with Special Guest, Peter Coogan Ph.D." at
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 8
[Podcast] CBH Podcast Episode 28: 1984, Corporate Shift, Creator Rights & The End of an Era with Special Guest, Peter Coogan Ph.D.
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 7
Jim Steranko has written that Noel Sickles' influence on comics was pioneering the chiaroscuro technique (light coming from certain angles) in comic strip form in his early 30s Scorchy Smith (1936 image above). Steranko used this technique in his 1970s C…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 4
For Better or For Worse 1981 & 1982, Dental Humor Dailies
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 4
Lynn Johnston is a Canadian comic strip artist who started her strip For Better or For Worse in 1979 which continued and succeeded in American and Canadian newspapers. Similar to Gasoline Alley, it showcases a family based on hers as it grows and ages i…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 4
Do people still get these? Obscene phone calls were joked about on TV as in the 1980s, as demonstrated here on For Better or For Worse comic strip in 1982 by Lynn Johnston. Maybe caller ID and blocking private calls makes this sort of thing more challe…
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ComicBookHistorians Nov 4
Before Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, and Dave Wood's Sky Masters of the Space Force 1958 strip, Jack and Marvin Stein worked with Dave on a concept for a Space Strip called Space Busters in 1957. It wasn't accepted which paved the way for the later Sky Master…
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