Michael Dooley explores vilified vintage comics in part 2 of this 2 part series celebrating Banned Books week.
Great article with info and pictures of horror comics from the 1950s
Back for its fourth printing, this colossal 240-page trade paperback reprints issues #1-9 of The Jack Kirby Collector, the highly acclaimed magazine for Kirby fans! Included are the low-distribution early issues, the Fourth World theme issue (#6), and the out-of-print Fantastic Four theme issue (#9)! Also included is a new special section with over 30 pieces of Kirby art never before published, including Jack’s uninked pencils from The Prisoner, New Gods, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Hunger Dogs, Jimmy Olsen, SHIELD, and more! Learn behind-the-scenes secrets through interviews with Kirby, Joe Simon, Mike Royer, Mark Evanier, Steve Sherman, Joe Sinnott, and other Kirby collaborators. This volume features a new introduction by Mark Evanier, and page after page of rare Kirby art, much in its original pencil form. Celebrate the life and career of comics’ most prodigious imagination: Jack Kirby!
Not the entire book, but enough to fill in a lot of gaps about King Kirby
Newsboy, Indianapolis, 1908.
A few decades before our show, but a solid representation of the popular image of a newsboy.
Strange Adventures #29, December 1953, cover by Murphy Anderson
Here’s an audio recording of Stan Lee announcing Steve Ditko’s departure from Marvel Comics, 1966. No joke!
This is the event that ends Chapter Two of my book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. (The sound improves at the two-minute mark.)
Smilin’ Stan throws Steve Ditko under the bus.
He seems nice…
The Sign Of A Good Comic, 1949.
Seduction of the Innocent
Zip Comics #4, May 1940, cover by Charles Biro
Good gravy, that’s….Freudian.