"Thunder. First Apparition: an aged head, near death.
Tell me, thou unknown power-
He knows thy thought.
Hear his speech but say thou nought.
Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware of Doctor Dunn.
"Thanks for posting that.
The author's point about the personal nature of kids' reading is interesting. I think it explains why there's a place for comics in a world with TV. They're visual like TV, but more personal."
""YES Spider-Man! You've been a bigger fool than you IMAGINED!
Search your life, and you will SEE it's true! At every stage I was there! Frustrating your hopes! Destroying your dreams! You even renounced your marriage due to ME!
"Crime Smasher #1 (Fawcett, 1948)
Spy Smasher's series commenced in Whiz Comics in the first issue. In Whiz Comics #76 (1946) the hero was demobilised and retired his Spy Smasher identity. He got the idea of fighting crime in place of…"
"Sam Hill Private Eye #1 (Archie, 1950)
This title ran for 7 issues in 1950-52. The second issue didn't appear until six months after the first.
Archie became a humour company in the second half of the 1940s. In 1949 it launched two romance…"
"Voodoo #1 (Farrell, 1952)
This issue was evidently a production of the Iger Shop, as much (all?) of Farrell's horror work was. The cover is a so-so one showing a giant ghoul emerging from a grave.
("South Sea Girl"): "The…"
"Jumbo Comics #86 (Fiction House, 1946)
The first superstar of American comic books was Superman; but he was preceded by Sheena, since she debuted before him in a British comic called Wags that was produced by the Eisner and Iger Shop.…"
"There's a Stupid Comics article on #2 here that gives some idea of the contents. Adult content at site.
Chuck Winter was her feature's artist and drew all the instalments. The GCD credits other artists with the other instalments of…"
"Forgotten superheros dept.:
This is the splash from the first appearance of Kismet, from Bomber Comics #1 (Elliot, 1944). The hero appeared in all four issues of the title.
This story is set in Czechoslovakia and based on the…"
"I don't know how the count of titles Marvel and DC are doing compares with how they were doing ten or twenty years ago, but they both put out a lot of titles, far more than they did before the 90s. Here are the counts from the galleries at DC…"
"If you mean this page, the bit where it says Wayne was publically revealed to have been the original Batman when Catwoman died is wrong. My recollection is in the Death of Batman story everyone finds out Wayne was Batman when he's killed,…"
Henry K has asked me to relay an invitation to you: I'd appreciate it if you could let Luke Blanchard, Phillip Portelli, and anyone else who posted in my "NEW GODS", "WESTERNS" and "BIBLE" threads know about my KIRBY LAND group.
After a Jack Kirby Fan Group forum was hijacked by an unscrupulous individual on Facebook, Henry began his own forum, titled "Kirbyland" where he, and like-minded individuals continue to promote their beliefs on Facebook.
He wanted you to know.
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