Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Green Lantern, Warlock & E-Man – The SF-Superhero Competition: 31 Days Of Atlas #21

continued from here, although today’s post is, I assure you, largely self-contained: Perhaps I might pause at this point in proceedings to cast a glance at the competition faced by Phoenix: The Man Of Tomorrow #1 on the newsstands of November 1974. Given that the title was Atlas Comics’ opening gambit in its attempt to […]

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What Kind Of Superhero Are You Trying To Be?: 31 Days Of Atlas #17

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 […]

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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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