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On Continuity in Superhero Comics

Much like the history of comic continuity, my relationship with continuity in comics is complicated. Before going any further into it there are a couple of predicates to establish. I’m talking specifically about continuity in the “Big Two”, Marvel and DC, superhero comics. It’s also imperative that I clarify what I mean by continuity. I’m […]

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How to Get Into the X-Men

First I just want to say if you’re here, congratulations. Seeing this headline and deciding to make that jump anyway is brave. The X-Men are ridiculous and I mean that in the best way possible. More than that, finding a way into X-Men comics is ridiculously, and notoriously, difficult. Like many comic book characters, the […]

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William Moulton Martson: Co-creator of Wonder Woman

Kk looks at the history of William Moulton Martson, the man who gave us the most iconic female comic book character: Wonder Woman.

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The History of GI-Joe, Part Two: The First ‘Joes

A deep-dive into the creation of the iconic GI-Joe team, both in the real world, and in the world of the ‘Joes.

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Frank Under Fire

A look at the warranted criticism of renowned comic book creator, Frank Miller, alongside his lifetime of works. Should one hold sway over the other?

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The History of GI-Joe, Part One: Before They Were Joes, The Real World

Note: This series covers GI-Joe from 1982 forward, not the original line of dolls from the 1960’s. It all started in Vietnam. The Real World Larry Hama served in Vietnam as a firearms and explosives expert in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. After which, he began working as a commercial and comics artist. […]

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CBWU Created - First Comics Union Formed at Image Comics

Image employees have formed the first workers’ union for the comics industry, calling attention to the conditions in which comics employees have long suffered, and seeking to improve the industry overall.

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There's no "Ai-Yi-Yi" in "Team" Part 2

The concept of teaming popular heroes together in adventures took off. Part 2 looks at the super team as it appeared in the 80s and 90s.

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Age Of Adaptation

Mike Gorgone looks at the pros and cons of the recent comic-to-other-media translations with a focus on Superman in this Age of Adaptation.

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The Context Of Watchmen

Isaac Willbanks explores the comic industry surrounding Alan Moore's Watchmen, giving a historical context for these stories.

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