A two-part essay I wrote for The Comics MNT about Jack Kirby’s work in the 70s has just been brought out from behind the sites’ Patreon paywall. I wrote it during the well-celebrated hundreth anniversary of Kirby’s birth last year, when it was heartening to see the media, mainstream as well as niche, paying respectful and […]Read More On Jack Kirby In The Seventies.
When the ninth issue of The Invaders arrived in 1976, Frank Robbins was already one of superhero fandom’s least favourite artists. Or so it seemed, from the anecdotal evidence offered up by fanzines and conversations overheard in London’s Dark They Were And Golden Eyed. Along with the likes of Jack Kirby and Don Heck, Robbins […]Read More A Favourite Panel From 1976’s The Invaders #9, by Thomas, Robbins, Springer et al.
In which the blogger, preoccupied as he is with a host of, sigh, real-world obligations this week, offers the welcome visitor the first of a series of galleries of fine comics pages, this one united by the theme of the sea, in lieu of normal service, which will, he trusts, resume shortly …. 1. from […]Read More The Sea! The Sea! A Modest Gallery Of Comics Pages Featuring The Ocean.
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)
The last piece I posted here concerned the way in which the storytelling in Saga, Unfollow and God Country put the weather to use. Or, as the case may be, didn’t. (Should you be of a mind, that blog can be found here.) Which got me thinking about the ways in which other comics have […]Read More From Hawkeye to Watchmen, Asterix to Annie: Great Rain-Splattered Comics Pages (Part 1 of 3)
In which the blogger comes clean about his past week’s comics reading. Writer Rick Remender and artist Bengal’s Death Or Glory is a western-rooted crime tale set in and around the badlands of 21st century Arizona. So far, it’s a handsome visual package wrapped around a laboured and woefully humourless cars-and-robbers caper. Its highpoints are […]Read More On Death Or Glory, Domino & American Gods; This week’s Comics Round Our Way …