December 2010

Take a trip to the 1970s as Captain Marvel returns  to a changed world of comics.

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Joelle Jones of DR. HORRIBLE, Janet Evanovich’s TROUBLEMAKER and YOU HAVE KILLED ME does a stunning black-and-white piece as we look at how Captain Marvel lost the right to appear in a comic called “Captain Marvel,” and we learn the tragic fate of the girl who shared Mary Marvel’s name.  Also, a guy whose limbs could fall off.  It’s that kind of piece.

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The true story of Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer, Super Green Beret, and Casper the Friendly Ghost’s tie to the Spectre.

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We look at the years when Captain Marvel wasn’t being published…and discover how he still influenced comics in the  meantime.

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In one of the stranger pieces I wrote this year, I find myself at a “Soap Superstar Weekend” event with a bunch of CBS soap opera fans (ABC, I would have known mys stuff, or even if Stefano was there!).  For space reasons, this had to cut the bit where a cougar stole one hunk’s drinking straw.

Read the bizarre true story here!

The Monster Society of Evil!  Black Adam!  Litigation!

It’s all here in the latest part of our oral history!  Read here!

Our trip through the 1940s continues as Captain Marvel gets joined by Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel!

Read the full story (recently featured on BoingBoing!) here!

Beginning a super-sized tribute to the World’s Mightiest Mortal, with ALL-NEW interviews with Chip Kidd, Jeff Smith, Alex Ross, Mark Waid and more!  Shazam!

Read the first part here!

A quick bit I wrote for the Indepdent’s end-of-year issue.

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Oh no, there goes Tokyo!  Yes, the King of the Monsters has returned to comics with IDW’s all-new Godzilla: Monster World series in March 2011.  And they’ve got an all-star crew bringing death and destruction – Eric Powell  of The Goon co-writing with Tracy Marsh and doing covers,  Phil Hester on the art, and Alex Ross doing a special incentive cover.

We got up with Powell and Marsh to talk about their reign of terror – and why this is going to be a Godzilla comic worth reading. He even brought some exclusive Phil Hester art along for the ride. Warning – there might be some saucy language in here.

Read the full interview here!

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