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Year of the Artist, Day 363: Joe Kubert, Part 3 – Tarzan #220

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Kubert, and the issue is Tarzan #220, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1973. These scans are from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years volume 2, which was published by Dark Horse in 2006. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 362: Joe Kubert, Part 2 – The Brave and the Bold #1 and Our Army at War #104 and #162

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Kubert, and the issues are The Brave and the Bold #1 and Our Army at War #104 and #162, which were published by DC and are cover dated August/September 1955, March 1961, and January 1966 respectively. The “Viking Prince” scans are from The Viking Prince hardcover, which was published in 2010, while the solo Sergeant Rock story is from Showcase Presents Sgt. Rock volume 1, which was published in 2007. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – January 2015

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The new Previews is out, and we all have to get used to writing “2015” on everything! Can you handle it?!?!?!?
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Year of the Artist, Day 352: Frank Miller, Part 5 – Fanboy #5 and The Dark Knight Strikes Again #3

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Frank Miller, and the issues are Fanboy #5 and The Dark Knight Strikes Again #3, both of which were published by DC and are cover dated July 1999 and [February] 2002, respectively. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 349: Frank Miller, Part 2 – Ronin #5

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Frank Miller, and the issue is Ronin #5, which was published by DC and is cover dated May 1984. These scans are from Absolute Ronin, which was published in 2008. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 338: Howard Chaykin, Part 1 – Weird Worlds #8

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Howard Chaykin, and the issue is Weird Worlds #8, which was published by DC and is cover dated December 1973. These scans are from Ironwolf #1, a compilation of the entire story which DC put out in 1986. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 337: Mike Grell, Part 5 – Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #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 Mike Grell, and the issue is Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated August 1987. These scans are from the trade paperback, which came out in 1989. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – December 2014

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It’s almost Christmas, so what better thing to do than treat yourself by pre-ordering comics from Previews #315! Whoo-hoo!
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Year of the Artist, Day 335: Mike Grell, Part 3 – The Warlord #49

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Grell, and the issue is The Warlord #49, which was published by DC and is cover dated September 1981. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 334: Mike Grell, Part 2 – Superboy #221

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Grell, and the issue is Superboy #221, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 1976. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 333: Mike Grell, Part 1 – The Phantom Stranger #33

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Grell, and the issue is The Phantom Stranger #33, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 1974. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 331: Joe Madureira, Part 3 – Battle Chasers #5

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Madureira, and the issue is Battle Chasers #5, which was published by DC/WildStorm/Cliffhanger and is cover dated May 1999. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 326: Erik Larsen, Part 3 – Doom Patrol #8 and #13

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issues are Doom Patrol #8 and 13, which were published by DC and are cover dated May and October 1988. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 325: Erik Larsen, Part 2 – Teen Titans Spotlight #10 plus a short web-slinging bonus!

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Teen Titans Spotlight #10, which was published by DC and is cover dated May 1987. But before we get to that, I want to show a few scans from Amazing Spider-Man #287, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1987. Enjoy!
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1987 And All That: Blue Beetle #8-19

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series.

BlueBeetle1Blue Beetle #8-19 (DC) by Len Wein, Joey Cavalieri (#12), R.J.M. Lofficer (#14-15, 17-19), Paris Cullins (#8-9, 11-14, 17-18), Chuck Patton (#10), Ross Andru (#15-16, 19), Dell Barras (#8-15), Danny Bulanadi (#16-17, 19), Carl Gafford (#8), Gene D’Angelo (#9-19), John Costanza, Karen Berger (#8-13), Denny O’Neil (#14-19)

To be a superhero requires a certain amount of optimism. It’s not just about having power, but also about believing that you can use that power to make an actual difference. It’s about picking the good side in the never-ending good-vs.-evil conflict that rages within and around us all, and convincing yourself and the world that you’re contributing something, that you’re genuinely helping your side win in the short- and/or long-term. I suppose this requires some level of ego/arrogance, too, and probably more than a little delusion. The titular star of Blue Beetle certainly possesses both of those traits, but it is the aforementioned optimism that shines through most brightly with that character and the series as a whole. Ted Kord earnestly, enthusiastically does good for it’s own sake, and seems to find that it is it’s own reward, too. His life is full of other rewards— money, status, romance, an entire corporation to run—but his superheroics are what take precedence and usurp most of his time, because that’s what most interests and satisfies him. It even, at times, gets in the way of his other obligations, but ultimately Kord chooses over and over to put his Blue Beetle activities first since he thinks of them as the most important, valuable work he does. Continue Reading »

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