You’ve heard the tales of tempestuous duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby… and you need the hear them again in The Wonder Years.
Pierre Comtois breaks down the first ten years of Marvel into three phases and the comics that epitomize them in his Field Guide.
The four issues collected in Twomorrows latest Jack Kirby Collector are packed with interviews, pseudo-scholarly/analytical pieces, and metric tons of artwork from comics’ favorite “working-class kid from the Bronx.”
All hail the King! Matthew Moyer finds Jack Kirby’s comics legacy well-preserved in this pair of retrospectives from Twomorrows Press.
What’s the greatest form of flattery? The fanzine, of course. Andrew Coulon digs this collection of _Alter Ego_s from TwoMorrows.
Still depressed over that last Spider-Man movie? Matthew Moyer recommends you pick up this collection of interviews with Spidey artist extraordinaire Romita and travel back to a simpler time in Marvel Comics. Face it tiger, this is your lucky day!
All hail the lowly inker, whose work in comics is always seen but rarely noticed. Matthew Moyer takes a gander at this retrospective on Marvel’s Joe Sinnott and feels the impact.
After trolling through Comic Book Nerd’s first issue, Matthew Moyer has only one thing to say: “Worst Comic Book Parody ever”. Or was that best?
“Flame on!” With that iconic phrase, Marvel Comics’ first super-group – the Fantastic Four – finally make their appearance on the big screen this summer. Can Tim Story’s presentation of the classic comic book possibly live up to the hype? More importantly, does the movie reach Spider-Man levels of filmmaking genius…or will it join Hulk and Elektra in the dustbin of superhero duds? Our resident Jack Kirby worshipper, Steve Stav , just might have the answer.
Jack Kirby was the creator or co-creator of almost every Marvel Comics super-hero and villain you ever heard of, including The Fantastic Four, Magneto, the X-Men, and Doctor Doom. Ben Varkentine says this book may not be the place to start for newcomers, but fans will have a picnic.
Comics legend Murphy Anderson finally gets his own biography, an event big enough to draw in reformed comic geek Aaron Shaul, who actually learns a thing or two along the way.
Ben Varkentine returns to the mysterious plane of Mark Evanier’s marvelous Point Of View with a review of the writer’s new essay collection, Wertham Was Right! And it’s a gas…
Ben Varkentine introduces you to Mark Evanier’s unique and interesting “Point Of View” with a review of the writer’s new essay collection, Comic Books and Other Necessities of Life.
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