November 20, 2016

Doctor Strange’s very earliest appearance in July 1963 was in the pages of Strange Tales #110. His original run, drawn by his creator, the enigmatic comic book recluse, Steve Ditko arose after August 18, 1955, when Hurricane Diane destroyed the premises of comic publis...

October 11, 2016

Perhaps the most influential and prolific comic book artist of all time, Jack Kirby (1917 – 1994), was also a writer and editor. Kirby entered the comics industry at its beginning in the 1930s, having taught himself how to draw by tracing characters from comic strips i...

August 31, 2016

Between the end of the 1950s and 1970, a creative explosion took place in comics. As has been previously discussed, Stan Lee, becoming frustrated in his career as a comic book editor, decided to write stories the way he had always wanted to write them. At around the sa...

August 27, 2016

Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922, is for many a living cultural icon. Starting out as an American comic-book writer, he became an editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and eventually president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Wo...

August 12, 2016

’Initially, Watchmen gained a lot of its readership because it was taking an unusual look at superheroes, but actually it was more about redefining comics than it was about redefining one particular genre,’ said Alan Moore, the famous writer of what has been called the...

July 31, 2016

English writer Alan Moore is famous for his influential work in comics, including the graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta, which treat the traditionally juvenile ‘comic book’ as adult literature with mature themes. Influences include William S. Burroughs, Robert...

July 2, 2016

It’s peculiar that V’s mask from Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel V for Vendetta has become an iconic representation of the ‘Anonymous’ organisation, a real-life anarchic group operating mainly online to disrupt elements of what it perceives as the establishment. Pec...

June 4, 2016

 

I’ve said earlier that there was one way for DC to go which might work in terms of out-creating Marvel: go ‘super-grim’, in an effort to match the Ironic and bleak nature of today’s culture generally. Batman vs Superman did just that, as predicted. The long-awaited sh...

May 27, 2016

 

The decline of comics in Britain paralleled the rise of television. Colour television arrived in Britain in 1969 and its relative inexpensiveness and ease of access posed a real problem to publishers.

 

One response was to climb on the bandwagon. TV Century 21 was produ...

May 8, 2016

 

During the 1940s, America was the ‘superhero’ of the world, coming to the rescue of Europe and the Pacific with its extensive military powers. It’s not surprising that the comic book superhero flourished during those period, both amongst the troops and with readers at...

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