By the time I got into regularly buying new comics in the spring of ’76, the Jesus craze was largely over, having peaked around 1970-71 with Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and the larger “Jesus Revolution” that made the cover of TIME for their June 21, 1971 issue. Continue reading “The Death of Doctor Fate”
This year’s Valentine’s Day post will be a bit different, as it will not be featuring any conventional, human romance. Continue reading Puppy Love
As a nostalgia-fueled blog, it’s not surprising that human memory (specifically my human memory) would be a regular theme here, but it is just a tad surprising to me that it seems to have become the dominant theme. Continue reading When Batty Met Supey
Some things just seem to fit together so naturally. Peanut butter and jelly. Abbott and Costello. Continue reading A Super-Wonderful Valentine!
Yesterday was the 82nd anniversary of the publication of Action Comics #1—in other words, Superman’s birthday. Continue reading A Super 82nd & Other Nostalgia
Is DC going to survive much longer? This is the question we find ourselves facing right now. Continue reading The Final Crisis?
Happy New Year to all! Just in case my fellow old timers didn’t already feel old enough, this post takes us back to a time when 2020 was the far-flung future! Continue reading Superman 2020
One month ago I published my 1979-birthday-gift post, listing all the comics my friend ‘Rice gave me for my birthday that year. Continue reading Dog Days of Summer
Guess what recently turned forty years old? Continue reading Superman: The Movie Turns 40!
Recently, while doing research for another comics-related project, I was reading Amazing World of DC Comics #5 (March/April 1975), which spotlighted the work of Sheldon Mayer. Continue reading Superhero Identity Themes