New: Day 31: In the final post of Them Darned Superpeople’s ’31 Days Of Atlas Comics’ series, there’s a look at Wulf The Barbarian, a sword’n’sorcery comic which, although thankfully free of the excesses of Iron Jaw, settled for the formulaic when novelty was more called for. (here) Please do scroll down for links to […]Read More A Table Of Contents For 31 Days Of Atlas Comics.
continued from here: The superhero genre is far more difficult to master than so many of its detractors will allow. Sadly, it’s not difficult to find the likes of multiple award-winning film directors, who themselves have spent much of their careers working within once-despised cinematic niches, arguing otherwise. Few storytelling traditions have been regarded with […]Read More What Kind Of Superhero Are You Trying To Be?: 31 Days Of Atlas #17
I’ll be far away in the capital city today, undergoing trial by drill and needle and jaw-clamp in a London dental teaching hospital. Which means that today’s entry in the 31 Days Of Atlas series will be something, as the TV chefs say, I knocked up earlier. A change of pace, if you will. A […]Read More 5 Of The Very Best Atlas/Seaboard Covers: 31 Days Of Atlas #16
Of the three titles in the first wave of Atlas colour comics to be shipped, Phoenix: The Man Of Tomorrow #1 was the closest to a traditional superhero title. (*1) Then as now, that was the comics industry’s dominant genre, and Phoenix was going to have to compete in an intimidatingly crowded marketplace. First impressions, […]Read More On Phoenix, The Man Of Tomorrow #1: 31 Days Of Atlas #15
Trigger warning for a discussion that focuses upon the venomous misogyny, including sexual violence, that featured in mid-70s issues of Ironjaw. continued from yesterday’s blog – here – on the detestable content of Atlas Comic’s Ironjaw #1 On the comic’s final interior page is an editorial feature entitled the world of IRONJAW. In it, we’re […]Read More On Ironjaw – “a certain resentment being expressed against women”: 31 Days Of Atlas #14
Trigger warning for a discussion that focuses upon the venomous misogyny, including sexual violence, that featured in mid-70s issues of Ironjaw and Conan. continued from here; One way of discussing the profoundly misogynistic content of Fleisher and Sekowsky’s Ironjaw #1 is to compare it to another characteristically chauvinistic barbarian title of the period, Marvel’s The […]Read More So How Appalling Is Ironjaw?: 31 Days Of Atlas # 13
continued from here: There were more than a few moments in Michael Fleisher’s career as a comicbook writer when it feels as if he was, to use a 21st century term, trolling both his employers and his readers. Never is this a more compelling suspicion than with the enthusiastically inept Ironjaw, a spectacularly ill-conceived and […]Read More Oh No, It’s Ironjaw!: 31 Days Of Atlas #12