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
In honor of the publication of my Ghost Rider article in the pages of Back Issue #95 (on sale now!), I’ll be putting up some supplemental material here on the blog homestead. Continue reading Ghost Rider Chronology
It’s a paradox. Continue reading “Disco of Death!”
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
Mark this date on your calendars people, because what I’m about to say is something that will not often be repeated on this blog: Back in the mid-70s, both Marvel & DC put out comics featuring super-villains as their stars and… the DC book was better. Continue reading Bring On The (DC) Bad Guys!
On Monday we lost one of the big ones—particularly for those of us who came of age in the 70s and early 80s. Continue reading Herb Trimpe 1939-2015
Last month Newsarama published an article on the “Top Selling Comic Book Titles of the 21st Century…So Far”—an article that, perhaps shockingly, had the just-released new Star Wars comic from Marvel occupying the top spot. Continue reading May the Glut Be with You
Marvel Comics (also known as “Marvel Comics Group,” “Merry Marvel,” and “The House of Ideas”), after lying comatose in its sickbed for three decades, will be euthanized later this year. The comics company is 54 years old.
As fate would have it, mere weeks after finishing up my multi-part Man-Thing opus, TwoMorrows finally… finally put out the “Swamp Men” book they’d been promising for the last DOZEN years. Continue reading Man-Thing Addendum