Superboy Did It, Jimmy Olsen & Lois Lane Tried, The Challengers Fell Short: On Kirby’s DC Covers 1957-9 (Part 1)

1. June/July 1959’s Challengers Of The Unknown #8 contained the very last new Jack Kirby work to appear in a DC Comic until 1970.¬†It’s hard not to regard its cover as a prime example of the vitiating effect of DC’s constant attempts to rein in Kirby’s dynamic style. It is, all at the same time, […]

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The Road To The Fantastic Four, The Road To The Fourth World: On Two Jack Kirby Comicbook Covers From June 1958,

In which the blogger, keen to learn more about the period, writes about two different 1958 Jack Kirby covers and the way in which each appears to point forwards in time to several of his most notable later triumphs. 1. Challengers Of The Unknown #3 arrived on America’s newsstands and spinner racks in June 1958. […]

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On The Challengers Of The Unknown, Green Arrow & House Of Mystery: Jack Kirby’s Comics In August 1958 (2.)

In which the blogger continues to attempt to find his feet where Jack Kirby’s immediately pre-Marvel Revolution career is concerned; (continued from here) In the comics new to the newsstands and spinner racks of August 1958, Kirby’s work appeared in the titles of no other publisher but DC. For the fourth issue of the bimonthly […]

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30 Recently Read Comics: An Autumn Declaration Of All The Blogger’s Been Perusing Since He Last Posted Here.

With the late summer’s unexpected, if purely everyday, travails thankfully receding, there’s now time to return to blogging here at Them Darned Superpeople. Accordingly, if all goes to plan, there’ll be a post appearing here in the next few days about the differences between Jack Kirby’s original version of Darkseid and those that followed. But […]

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Spider-Man Before Spider-Man Was Born – On Comics-Related Carelessness In Steven Tyler’s “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?”

1. Writing in Rolling Stone about¬†Steven Tyler’s 2012 autobiography Does The Noise In My Head Bother You, Rob Sheffield suggested that ‘If you can find a single coherent sentence in this book, write and tell the publisher, so they can correct this error in future editions’. It’s in no way a snarkish comment. Tyler, after […]

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