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On Thursday, we held a public chat with the man, the myth, the legend himself, Fred Van Lente. Here is the transcrpt from that chat!
We finish another wonderful Fred Van Lente Day with a visit from the ghost of Fred Van Lente Day Future, as I take a look at next week’s issue of Archer and Armstrong, written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Khari Evans and ChrisCross.
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We continue our late night Fred Van Lente Day celebration with our latest FVL Day review of the nearly-completed The Mocking Dead mini-series by Fred Van Lente and Max Dunbar.
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Fred Van Lente Day continues well into the night! We continue our FVL Day reviews with Brain Boy #0 (reprinting the initial Brain Boy arc from Dark Horse Presents) and the just completed Brain Boy mini-series by Fred Van Lente, Freddie Williams III (artist on #0) and R.B. Silva and Rob Lwan (artists on the mini-series).
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The traditional celebration of Fred Van Lente Day is by reviewing Fred Van Lente comic books. We begin our celebration (we’ll be reviewing FVL comics all night long today!) with the debut of Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s latest Action endeavor, Action Presidents #1!
Happy Fred Van Lente Day!
To celebrate this glorious day, we’re having a chat with Mr. Van Lente right now!
Go here to sign in: http://tinychat.com/0vbe5f
You can sign in with your Facebook account or just create a guest account (that’s what I did).
We hope you had a holly, jolly Fred Van Lente Day!
If you missed anything, here is my review of Comic Book Comics, here is my review of Archer and Armstrong #1-4, here is a chat I did with Fred where I asked him YOUR questions that YOU submitted, here is a strange Fred Van Lente comic book for I Love Ya But You’re Strange and here are your submissions for a challenge where everyone drew a page from Archer and Armstrong #1 based on a script page by Fred Van Lente!
Happy Fred Van Lente Day, everyone! See you next year! Same Van Lente Time, Same Van Lente Blog!
Okay, here are the people who have submitted their take on Page 17 of Archer and Armstrong #1 by today’s celebrant, Fred Van Lente (which was originally penciled by Clayton Henry)!
Read on to see the script page and then the entries! You will have a chance to vote for your favorite. Your votes mixed with Fred’s (and perhaps me if need be) will decide the winner!
Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for a future installment!
Today, in honor of Fred Van Lente Day, we’ll spotlight the final issue of the hilariously offbeat Marvel Zombies 5, where Machine Man and Howard the Duck traveled the multiverse and end their mission on OUR Earth!
It just occurred to me, like, a half hour ago that I didn’t have the first Fred Van Lente Day up on this blog. It was still only at the old blog. So I added them all to the archive now, so they exist on this site (because they were missing, I thought that this was the seventh annual Fred Van Lente Day when it is actually the EIGHTH annual Fred Van Lente Day!)
Here are links to the first five Fred Van Lente Day posts from December 2005, including something that I totally forgot, which is that the first Fred Van Lente Day was when I announced Greg Hatcher was going to write for the blog.
Here is this year’s Fred Van Lente chat, where I asked Fred reader-submitted questions!
The initial story arc in Fred Van Lente, Clayton Henry and Matt Milla’s Archer and Armstrong has just ended and it was a real blast (that was not intended as a pun, but there WERE a good deal of explosions in the comic, as well).
Let’s take a look!
Speaking of the Comic Book History of Comics, a wise man once wrote, “In this dazzling overview of comic book history, the only thing that impresses as much as the palatable feeling of love for comics by Van Lente and Dunlavey is the painstaking research clearly put into this well-organized, insightful and brilliantly illustrated comic book collection.” You can find that quote on the back of the book. So…yeah, I definitely liked this collection.
Let’s examine it a bit further, though!
It’s that special time of year again, that most awesome of holidays, Fred Van Lente Day!
In honor of the occassion, we’ll be getting back to the roots of the holiday with reviews of the Comic Book History of Comics and Van Lente’s first Archer and Armstrong arc, as well as revealing the entries for the Archer and Armstrong Temptation’s Page challenge!
Plus, an I Love Ya But You’re Strange featuring a Van Lente-penned comic!
Plus, this week’s topic for The Line it is Drawn suggestions will be Van Lente-related!
Finally, best of all, the transcript of the chat I did with Fred this week will go up later today!
Happy Eighth Annual Fred Van Lente Day, everyone (well, eighth annual OBSERVED, of course, Fred Van Lente Day goes back centuries)!
This past Tuesday, we celebrated our sixth annual Fred Van Lente Day here at the blog. The man himself, Fred Van Lente, joined me in an online chat about comic book history. We were joined by a number of special guests, including Ryan Dunlavey, Fred’s collaborator on the Comic Book History of Comics (which you can read about here), Greg Pak, Fred’s co-writer on The Incredible Hercules, Herc and Alpha Flight and also Steve Lieber, noted comic book artist who joined Fred for a fascinating discussion about comic book piracy.
Read on for the official transcript of the chat!
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