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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Affordable Al Williamson Atlas Art

News of Al Williamson’s death came as a shock to me. He always seemed so youthful and vital. Many terrific tributes have been written over the last 24 hours, and there’s really not much that I can add at this point, except to state that he was a uniquely talented artist. Much of his best work was done for Atlas during the post-EC 50s. Those books can be difficult and pricey to track down. We’re lucky that many of them were reprinted by Marvel in the 70s, and with some dedicated dollar bin diving, you should be able to track some of these down.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Vive La France!

I’m taking the wife and kids to France for a vacation, so the Classic Comics Corner will be on hiatus for a few weeks. I thought this would be a good time for me to discuss some of my favourite French comic book characters from American comics:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: The Short Life of Skywald

Every now and then, I take a look at an old comic book publisher. This time around, Skywald takes center stage.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: In the Thick of the Golden Age

This week, I’m taking a look at a handful of books that dwarf the so-called ‘giants’ from the 70s. The DC 100 Page Super Spectaculars and the Marvel Giant Size books have nothing on these guys:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Dell’s ‘Little 5′ War Books

DC’s ‘Big 5′ war books are legendary. Somewhat less well known are the war books published by Dell in the 1960s. While none of Dell’s Little 5 series had much staying power, they should prove to be of interest to fans of the genre, so let’s take a look:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: A Dash of Hammett

Dashiell Hammett is inarguably one of the finest crime fiction writers of all-time. His creations went on to become icons of the silver screen. What you may not know, however, is that his works and creations have made appearances in the Four Color world. Let’s take a look at some examples:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Archers of the Golden Age

If you think that comic book archers begin with Green Arrow and the Arrow Family and end with Hawkeye, you were obviously not buying comics during the Golden Age. Perhaps inspired by the popularity of Errol Flynn’s role as Robin Hood in 1937, archery was a very popular gimmick for costume heroes from 1938 right into the 50s. Let’s take a look at a handful of them:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: That Adler Touch Pt. 2

Here’s a look at some of Jack Adler’s phenomenal work in the 70s.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: The Legacy of Dick Giordano

News of Dick Giordano’s passing spread quite quickly through the comic book community. In the past few days, many have lauded him for his unique mixture of professionalism and talent. I can’t really add much more to the chorus of praise, but I would be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to pay my respects to the man, his career, and to some of his notable work.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: That Adler Touch Pt. 1

If this is the first time you’ve heard the name Jack Adler, you are in for a treat. Adler was a key figure in head of DC’s production apartment for most of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages. This week I am going to take a look at the ‘Adler touch’ on certain classic covers during the five year period between 1957 and 1962.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: A Showcase of Bargains

Showcase is one of the great titles of the Silver Age. Alas, many of the best known books from that series (Showcase #4, Showcase #34 and Showcase #60 are all examples) are very pricey. This week I’m taking a look at some later issues that are less well known, but are noteworthy all the same and can be found for relative peanuts:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Spotlight on Ruben Moreira

Here is long overdue Underappreciated Artist Spotlight on the great Ruben Moreira:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: All In Color For A Nickel

You all know that comics could once be had for one, thin dime. Did you know, however, that some comics hit the racks priced at a mere 5 cents? Let’s take a look at some of them:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: 1949 – A Year in Review Pt. 3

Here’s the 3rd and final part in my overview of that wonderful, and surprisingly eventful, year: 1949
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Spotlight on Alvin (A.C.) Hollingsworth

February is Black History Month and I thought it would be an appropriate time to shed a little light another African-American comic book pioneer. Last year, I did a piece on Matt Baker, the best known African-American comic book artist of the Silver Age. After Baker, Alvin (A.C.) Hollingsworth may be the second most significant comic book creator of the Golden Age. Here’s a brief look at the man and his body of work.
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