The Comics Journal

The Comics Journal

BACK ISSUES 40 JIM SHOOTER interviewed , Spiegelman's BREAKDOWNS reviewed . ... ( $ 6 ) 238 TOM DEVLIN guest - edits , GLENN DAKIN interviewed and SETH on JOHN STANLEY's comics . ... ( $ 6 ) 244 JILL THOMPSON , MIKE KUPPERMAN !



ISBN: STANFORD:36105133526652

Category: Comic books, strips, etc


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Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

With the fourth issue, at least the costume had been settled on: the Beetle's blue uniform looked to be made of chain mail, ... It was December 6, 1916, and a man named Michael Garret (the name, here, was spelled with one “t”), ...

Author: Lou Mougin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638607

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 446

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 When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Comic Book Implosion

Comic Book Implosion

An Oral History of DC Comics Circa 1978 John Wells, Keith Dallas. xxxv Greenberger, Robert. “The Path of Kahn.” Back Issue (No. 57). July 2012: 3-38. ... March 2011: 6-62. xxxvii Gold, Mike. “Jenette Kahn and the ThreeHour Lunch.

Author: John Wells

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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In 1978, DC Comics implemented a bold initiative to combat plummeting sales: Give readers more story pages with a higher cover price, to better compete on newsstands. This “DC Explosion” brought with it many creative new titles, but just weeks after its launch, they pulled the plug, cancelling numerous titles and leaving stacks of completed comic book stories unpublished. It quickly became known as “The DC Implosion”, and TwoMorrows Publishing marks the 40th Anniversary of one of the most notorious events in comics with an exhaustive oral history from the creators involved (Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Len Wein, Mike Gold, and others), plus detailed analysis of how it changed the landscape of comics forever!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels




Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Liquid Comics

ISBN: 9781935829836

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

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Created by Weston Cage and acclaimed actor Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider; The Rock; National Treasure) Gabriel Moore confronts the demons in his own past as he and detective Robert Julien finally join forces against their true enemy: an enemy who has been manipulating the Voodoo Child from the moment he rose from the grave. But New Orleans is on fire, and it may already be too late to stop a slaughter of innocents turning into something even worse.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

By issue #6 Spain Rodriguez joined the group, which remained stable for the next seven issues. The roster only changed with issue #13, which was dedicated to Griffin, who had died after a motorcycle accident. Paul Mavrides joined for ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357466

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 763

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Arranged alphabetically, offers 340 signed entries focusing on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens Volume 6 1850 1852

The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens  Volume 6  1850 1852

Charles Dickens, Madeline House, Nina Burgis Graham Storey, William John Carlton, Kathleen Tillotson, ... Mark Lemon Esquire CHARLES DICKENS 1 Jeffrey , the Doctor's comic servant in were fairly accurate : Louison ( Mme Celeste ) on ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198126174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 936

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From reviews of volume five: The appearance of a volume of the Pilgrim Edition of Dickens's letters is an event of great moment in the world of English literary scholarship.... Indispensable to the scholar and of absorbing interest to the general reader.--English Studies. Any true admirer of Dickens ought to be left both stunned and delighted by the wealth of material in this fifth volume of the monumental Pilgrim Letters.--The Dickensian. Generous in scope, diverse in subject matter, rich in annotation, the work is a central resource not simply for devotees of Dickens but for students of virtually every aspect of 19th-century civilization.--Nineteenth-Century Fiction. The sixth volume features 1,592 letters--668 of them previously unpublished--covering 1850 to 1852, years of great creativity in which Dickens finished David Copperfield, and began work on Bleak House.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Comic Book Chronicles 1940 1944

American Comic Book Chronicles  1940 1944

Samson was cancelled with issue #6 (September), Fantastic Comics and Weird Comics with their November issues (#23 and #19). The others staggered on, surviving long enough for their final issues to bear 1942 cover dates.

Author: Kurt Mitchell

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Kurt Mitchell and editor Roy Thomas composed this volume about the “Golden Age” of the comic book industry, a period that presented the earliest adventures of such iconic super-heroes as Batman, Captain Marvel, Superman, and Wonder Woman. It was a time when America’s entry into World War II was presaged by the arrival of such patriotic do-gooders as Will Eisner’s Uncle Sam, Harry Shorten and Irv Novick’s The Shield, and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America. It was when teenage culture found expression in a fumbling red-haired high school student named Archie Andrews. But most of all, the first five years of the 1940s was the age of the “packagers” when studios headed by men like Harry A Chesler, Will Eisner, and Jerry Iger churned out material for a plethora of new comic book companies that published the entire gamut of genres, from funny animal stories to crime tales to jungle sagas to science-fiction adventures. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Icons of the American Comic Book

Icons of the American Comic Book

In early 1969 Zap Comix #4 appeared, containing a story called “Joe Blow,” a satire on the nuclear family that contained multiple ... After issue #6, Zap appeared more infrequently, yearly for a time and then with years between issues.

Author: Randy Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313399237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Power of Shazam Book 1 In the Beginning

The Power of Shazam  Book 1  In the Beginning

At some point before the monthly comic was being discussed , I was contacted by Charlie Kochman , who was working on ... By the time issue # 6 was solicited , Diamond Distributors was the sole DC Comics distributor , and they were ...

Author: Jerry Ordway

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781401299422

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

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A word is spoken, lightning strikes and out emerges young Billy Batson with the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury with the sound of one word, SHAZAM! After a series of terrible events with no guidance left behind, Billy Batson was headed down a dark path until a new path magically appeared... a path that would change his life forever.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Back Issue 126

Back Issue  126

Michael Eury. EXPANDED EDITION!SECOND THE WORLD OF TWOMORROWS 25th anniversary retrospective by publisher JOHN MORROW and ... 094-6 MAC RABOY Master of the Comics ROGER HILL documents the life and career of the artist of BULLETMAN, ...

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

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Back Issue #126 is a “Legacy” issue, starring Wally West as the Flash! Featuring a Brandon Routh Superman interview, Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Infinity Inc., the Reign of the Supermen, and the John Romita Legacy (with a bonus Romita Sr. and Jr. Rough Stuff feature). With Jon Bogdanove, Gerry Conway, Matt Fraction, Tom Grummett, Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, David Michelinie, Jerry Ordway, Sandy Plunkett, Roger Stern, Roy Thomas, Mark Waid, and many other superstar creators. Flash cover by Mike Wieringo and Jose Marzan Jr. Edited by Michael Eury.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels