continued from here and its discussion of what was revolutionary about the Marvel Revolution, and why it was that Atlas Comics never seemed to grasp how to productively appropriate the new approach that Lee, Kirby, Ditko et al’s developed during the 60s; This was not how the superhero genre was held to work. Most especially […]Read More Back To The Origins Of Superman & Batman: 31 Days Of Atlas #23
When do our lives become magical? Why does that alchemy occur? What is it that might, if only occasionally, transform the raw stuff of everyday existence into a moment that’s not just meaningful, but, perhaps, every once in a while, even transcendental? A great mass of our fictions still insist that life’s most vital moments […]Read More On Tim Bird’s “Asleep In The Back” & Detective Comics #1000.
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 […]Read More 30 Recently Read Comics: An Autumn Declaration Of All The Blogger’s Been Perusing Since He Last Posted Here.
While you’ve been reading all the comics that you’ve been reading over the past month or so, I’ve been reading these. Or at least, these are the ones that I most enjoyed. Or at least, the ones I found the most interesting. Those that I felt less positive about … can be left for another […]Read More August’s Declaration Of Interest: 23 Comic-Related Reads That The Blogger Has Been Enjoying In Recent Weeks
Sometimes a week’s comicbook reading doesn’t immediately suggest a common thread. But on consideration, the closest to a shared thread over the past seven days has been air power. Hence the examples in the modest but admiring gallery below; 1. from 1972’s The Incredible Hulk #148, by Archie Goodwin, Herb Trimpe, John Severin. and Artie […]Read More I Have Slipped The Surly Bonds: A Modest Gallery Of Fine Comicbook Pages Featuring Military Airpower.
While the blogger is inescapably elsewhere, here’s the third in a hopefully entertaining, placeholding series of comics pages. (And, yes, as I only discovered when putting this all together, the plural of Metropolis really is Metropoleis.) from The Batman Of Tomorrow in 1955’s Detective Comics 216, by Edmond Hamilton, Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. 2. […]Read More Cities Of The Future: A Modest Gallery Of Comics Pages Featuring Tomorrow’s Metropoleis.
So, one last gallery of beguiling pages drenched with rain. You can, if such would be your taste, find the first selection of 15 here and the second here. from 2014’s Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, by Al Ewing, Rob Williams,Simon Fraser, Gary Caldwell, Richard Starkings, Comicraft & Jimmy Betancourt. 2. from 2008’s Family […]Read More From Spider-Man to Charley’s War to The Creeper: One Last Batch Of 15 Fine Rain-Splattered Pages. (Part 3 of 3)
In which the blogger posts a second selection of 15 splendid comic book pages on the theme of rainstorms, the first part of which can be found here. from 2009’s The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens, as originally printed in 1988’s The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #1, with Henry Mayo & Carrie Spiegle. 2. […]Read More From Batman to Tamara Drewe, Spider-Man to Calvin & Hobbes: 15 More Splendid Rain-Soaked Comics Pages (Part 2 of 3)