When I received word that my proposal for the recent Ghost Rider article in Back Issue had been accepted, I was tremendously pleased and rather excited to get to writing. Continue reading That Friend-ly Controversy
The first draft of my recent Ghost Rider article for Back Issue had a much more extensive history of the character, including all kinds of minutiae and boring plot details of nearly every comic in which he appeared. (Cheap plug: A list of all those comics was provided in my last blogpost.) Much of this was due to an overly slavish response on my part to an editorial request to include everything. Continue reading Marvel Madness in the 70s
It is Valentine’s Day, so does anyone want to take a wild guess what I’m going to blog about? Continue reading My Webby Valentine
I tend to save my old calendars, assuming they have any aesthetic value at all. Continue reading Happy New/Old Year!
A recent post to one of the comics groups I follow on Facebook lamented the presence of Stegron in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #166 (cover date of March 1977—but on the racks in December of ’76). Continue reading A Very Spidey Christmas
Oh the wondrous mysteries of human memory. Continue reading Twerps, Bozos, and Homicidal Elves, Oh My!
Saw Captain America: Civil War twice this past weekend. First time I went back for seconds at the theatre since the original Spider-Man movie back in ‘02. Continue reading Captain America: Civil War
Last week they dropped the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading The Eyes Have It
It was a little more than eight months ago that I wrote of the Gwen Stacy Renaissance– or “Gwenaissance,” if you prefer– and how much this turn of events pleased me. But has the movement gone too far? Continue reading Has The Gwenaissance Gone Too Far?
Within the last few years, TwoMorrows has issued a series of books by Pierre Comtois reviewing the creative rise & fall of Marvel Comics, with each book in the series covering a different decade in the company’s first thirty years of existence. Continue reading Blind Byrne Worship