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Knowledge Waits: A Reader Poll About the Greatest Challenges Captain America and America Would Face During the 1980s

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

Today we look at a poll that Roger Stern did in Captain America as 1980 began, asking readers what they felt that Captain America’s biggest challengs would be during the 1980s as well as what the biggest challenges that America itself would face during the decade.

Read on for the results!
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Knowledge Waits: 1984 Pronunciation Guide for Marvel Comics Writers and Artists

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

Back in 1984, Marvel Age had a pronunciation guide for various Marvel artists and writers at the time (at least those with tricky names).

A lot of them are still working today and the ones that aren’t are still useful to know (like John Buscema).

Enjoy!
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Knowledge Waits: Mark Gruenwald’s Early Preview of Star Wars

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

Mark Gruenwald attended Big Comicon Creation Convention in November of 1976 and he did a write-up on the con for the January 1977 issue of Comics Journal (#32, to be precise).

In his write-up, the future Marvel editor had a fascinating section on the then-upcoming Star Wars film.

Read on to see what Gruenwald had to say!
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Knowledge Waits: Jack Kirby’s Original Design of the Sentinels

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

With the recent reveal of what the Sentinels will look like in the new X-Men: Days of Future Past film, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Jack Kirby’s original design for the Sentinels from FOOM #10…
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Knowledge Waits: Wally Wood’s Design Sheets for Daredevil

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This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me.

Today we take a look at the design sheets that Wally Wood made up for Daredevil during his short-lived stint on the title in late 1964. Wood totally re-designed Daredevil’s costume, giving him the classic red outfit that Daredevil has worn pretty much ever since. So around this time, Wood drew a series of design sheets for how to draw Daredevil, Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson and Daredevil’s cane. An old issue of FOOM reprinted them and I’m now sharing them with you all.

Enjoy!
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Knowledge Waits: The Mad Covers of Sergio Aragones!

This is the first of a new feature that is basically just comic book facts that interest me.

This past week saw the latest issue of Mad magazine (#522), which had a cover by the legendary Sergio Aragones. Did you know, though, that despite working for Mad for over FIFTY years, this is only the THIRD cover that Aragones has ever done for the magazine proper (not counting specials or other one-shots)? Obviously, it is not THAT weird when you think about it, as Mad has had a certain amount of “regular” cover artists, so the fact that Aragones did not get the chance too often is not that surprising, but that it only happened on THREE issues still surprised me when Mad’s Ryan Flanders told me about it the other week.

Read on to see Aragones’ three Mad covers!
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