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July 1969: Justice, Like Lightning, Ever Shall Appear...

I understand the Marvel bullpen wasn’t thrilled about publisher Martin Goodman’s idea of appropriating the name of a legendary Fawcett Co...

"The Lives and Times of Doctor Doom" | Marvel Comics | Marvel Comics Characters

Doc Ock returning as the Superior Spider-Man this December from writer Christos Gage

Remember that time Doctor Octopus pulled a <i>Freaky Friday</i> and swapped bodies with Peter Parker? Parker seemingly died in Otto Octavius's body and Otto …

Comics

West Coast Avengers Is the Team-Up Book I Didn't Know I Needed Right Now

Superhero team-up series are, by their very nature, grand affairs. They’re about mighty heroes worthy of (and/or currently) starring in their own …

Comics

THE KREE-SKRULL WAR (1971-1972)

Review: STRANGER THINGS #1 – The Upside Down Is Coming For You

<i>Stranger Things</i> is coming to Dark Horse for a four-issue mini-series that explains what happened to Will during his time in The Upside Down.The …

Comic Books

RIP to Two Marvel Comics Legends, Creators of Spider-Woman and Ghost Rider

The comics world is in mourning after the back-to-back death announcements of two industry legends, Marie Severin and Gary Friedrich.Marie Severin …

Comics

Heroes in Crisis to change the DC Universe

<b>Heroes in Crisis is the next big DC comics event slated for 2018. Writer Tom King, who appeared at Fan Expo Canada, told audiences what to expect.</b><p>The …

DC Comics

INTERVIEW: Talking and Filming With Jack Kirby

An Interview With Glenn B. Fleming, Writer, Artist and Creator of Kirby Documentary<p>(<b>EDITOR'S NOTE</b>: <b>Paint Monk's Library</b> blogger <b>Dean Plakas</b> talks …

Marie Severin, the legendary Marvel artist who never got her due

When comic book fans gush about their favorite superheroes like Iron Man or the Hulk, the names Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko often pop up.<p>But what about comic book artist Marie Severin?<p>On Thursday, Marie Severin's longtime friend and former Marvel staffer Irene Vartanoff announced that the …

Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples explain why Saga is taking a hiatus after that stunning cliffhanger

All good things must come to an end, they say…but every so often, good things need a bit of a break, too. Ever since it first began in 2012, the …

Graphic Novels

Jack Kirby: Comics' Greatest Storyteller

How is it that the work of Jack Kirby, which contains some of the most colorful characters and influential mythology of the last century, still …

Comics

Will the Original DEFENDERS Be Coming to the MCU?

This week, Marvel announced the return of the original <i>Defenders</i> to comics this December. Doctor Strange, the Hulk, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the …

Comics

Comic Legends: Frank Miller's Rejected Change to Daredevil's Origin

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the six hundred and ninety-fourth installment where we examine comic book legends and whether they …

Comics

SHANNA: The Thinking Person’s She-Devil

Posted By Dan Greenfield on Aug 23, 2018 | 2 comments<p><b>EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: “</b><i>I created Shanna to be a very intelligent woman.”</i><p>—<p><b>Alter Ego #154,</b> out now …

Comics

Artists Alley: Hall of Famer John Byrne draws Cyclops

Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee John Byrne is an undisputed master of the comic book medium, with signature runs on flagship DC titles like <i>JLA</i>,</i> …

Comics

THE FABULOUS FANTASTIC FOUR MEET SPIDER-MAN! (1963)

10 Superhero Reboots That Were Huge Hits (And 10 That Totally Tanked)

Comics have been the center of a major industry for decades, and they continue to prove themselves popular well into the digital world. Over the …

Warehouse Find

It was 1979 when I met my good friend Greg. We were both in the ninth grade, Greg had just transferred in that year. As I recall, we had a slightly …

Green Lanterns, Superman, Booster Gold, and What's Next for Dan Jurgens

Mike Cecchini Aug 2, 2018Dan Jurgens reflects on his time with Superman, tells us what's next for Green Lanterns, and talks about why Booster Gold …

Netflix announces Prodigy — Mark Millar's next comic creation

Fresh off a ton of buzz from the launch of <i>The Magic Order</i>, the first long-awaited collaboration in Mark Millar’s landmark content deal with Netflix, …

13 COVERS: John Buscema’s FANTASTIC FOUR

Posted By Dan Greenfield on Aug 6, 2018 | 1 comment<p><i>After the King…</i><p>Esad Ribic’s main cover<p>Marvel’s <b>Fantastic Four</b> returns this week after a lengthy …

15 Smartest Superheroes in Comics History

The best weapon to have against the forces of evil is a keen mind.<p>One of the best weapons to have against the forces of evil is a keen mind. …

DC Comics Confirms Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Got Married

DC Comics villains Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn aren't just a popular pairing of Batman villains, they're also a popular 'ship among fans. But now the …

A True Titan: Six of Marv Wolfman's Best Tales

A True Titan: Six of Marv Wolfman's Best TalesFifty years ago, an up-and-coming creator named Marv Wolfman turned in his first script, and though no …

HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS: A Living Biography by The New York Times

Media outlets like <i>The New York Times</i> have reported on phenomena that shaped America for decades. They spread new ideas — one such idea happened to be …

13 COVERS: Jack Kirby’s FANTASTIC FOUR

Posted By Dan Greenfield on Aug 5, 2018 | 0 comments<p><i>Back to the beginning of the Marvel Age…</i><p>Esad Ribic’s main cover<p>Marvel’s <b>Fantastic Four</b> returns …

Spectacular Spider-Man #2 (November, 1968)

By August, 1968, I’d been buying <i>Amazing Spider-Man</i> regularly for eight months; and if it hadn’t vet become my very favorite comic book, it was …

13 REASONS to Love MARVEL in the SILVER AGE

Posted By Dan Greenfield on Aug 1, 2018 | 2 comments<p><i>Kirby Krackle! Pym Particles! EXCELSIOR!</i><p><i>Hey, it’s Part 2 of guest columnist Anthony Durso’s 13</i> …

Atlas/Seaboard Produced At Least One Great Cover

Martin Goodman, founder of <i>Marvel Comics</i>, left his company in 1972 (he had sold it in 1968). He went on to form a new comic book and magazine …