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Year of the Artist, Day 202: Adam Hughes, Part 1 – Warriors #1 and Blood of Dracula #4

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Adam Hughes, and the stories are “Two Sides of the Man” in Warriors #1 and “A Tradition of Terror” in Blood of Dracula #4, the first of which was published by Adventure Publications and is cover dated November 1987, the second of which was published by Apple Comics and is cover dated July 1988. Enjoy!
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75 Greatest Batman Stories: #10-7

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #20-16!

Enjoy!
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode #067

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Inside this episode! 

So, first up we have a review of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine #2. Up next is a review of the first Black Widow trade (collecting issues #1 – 6) by Nathan Edmonson and Phil Noto. Following that we have a super long interview with the fantastic (and prolific) Ed Brubaker talking about all things Fatale, Velvet, his incredible 5 year deal with Image, and his new book with Sean Phillips debuting in August – The Fade Out. We of course manage to talk a little bit about that tiny little film you may have heard about Captain America: Winter Soldier and some Batman things like how fantastic Gotham Central was and how we miss it. For comics news we talk about the huge Thor announcement and The Girl Who Would Be King film option…will Kelly’s superheroines be the first ladies to be the leads in a superhero film??? That would be epic. Because you guys were very good this week, we’ve also got a couple dramatic readings by Sue.

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers. Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Caanan Grall for our incredible 3 Chicks Logo and to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.3 Chicks Covers Ep 67

 

Year of the Artist, Day 201: Bernard Krigstein, Part 5 – Shock SuspenStories #18 and Uncanny Tales #42

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the stories are “In the Bag” in Shock SuspenStories #18 and “They Wait Below” in Uncanny Tales #42, the first of which was published by EC and is cover dated January 1955, the second of which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1956. For the last time, these scans are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Enjoy!
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75 Greatest Batman Stories: #15-11

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #20-16!

Enjoy!
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Don’t Send Me No More Letters No – Hey Kids, There Ain’t No Santa Claus!

In this feature I spotlight responses that amuse me for whatever reason by Mort Weisinger to letters fans wrote in to the Superman family of titles back in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is an archive of past installments.

In this latest installment, we look at Weisinger letting kids know that Santa Claus is a lie…
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Year of the Artist, Day 200: Bernard Krigstein, Part 4 – Impact #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the story is “Master Race” in Impact #1, which was published by EC and is cover dated April 1955. By now you know that these scans are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Enjoy!
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Brendan Tobin’s Art Show is TONIGHT, People!

Be forewarned! The awesome longtime Line it is Drawn artist Brendan Tobin is having an art show in Brooklyn tonight.

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You’ll get to see cool stuff like Blitz Randall, Man of Action…

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If you’re in the Brooklyn area tonight, be sure to check it out!

75 Greatest Batman Stories: #20-16

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #20-16!

Enjoy!
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Almost Hidden – The Doom That Came to Gotham

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted in print (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So in this feature I spotlight different cool comic books that are only available as back issues. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

Today we look at Mike Mignola’s Batman mini-series, The Doom That Came to Gotham.
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75 Greatest Batman Stories: #25-21

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #25-21!

Enjoy!
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Cross-Hatchings for July 2014

By the time you see this, Julie and I will be away on our first road trip of 2014; we are off to the north for a long weekend of bookscouting and goofing off. So in the meantime, here are various items that struck me as interesting enough to give a little space here, but not worth a column on their own. Continue Reading »

Year of the Artist, Day 199: Bernard Krigstein, Part 3 – Battle #23

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the story is “Last Bullet” in Battle #23, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated November 1953. These scans, as usual, are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Enjoy!
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75 Greatest Batman Stories: #35-26

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman, culminating with the official 75th anniversary of Batman on July 23rd. We’ve done Batman covers, Batman characters, Batman creastors and now, finally, Batman stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories! Here are #35-26!

Enjoy!
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