Category Archives: Marvel Comics

Happy 50th to the Original Spidey ‘Toon!

It was just over fifty years ago, on a Saturday morning in September 1967, that the original Spider-Man cartoon (or “animated series,” if you prefer) made its debut on the ABC television network. Continue reading Happy 50th to the Original Spidey ‘Toon!

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Kirby Centennial

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the man known as Jack Kirby. Or, to put it another way, the King of Comics would have been celebrating his 100th birthday if he were alive today. Kirby is certainly one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, names in all of comics history, so today is a fairly huge deal. Continue reading Kirby Centennial

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Marvel Madness in the 70s

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

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