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Year of the Artist, Day 34: Bernie Wrightson, Part 4 – Batman: The Cult #4

12-15-2013 04;22;39PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernie Wrightson, and the issue is Batman: The Cult #4, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 1988. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 33: Bernie Wrightson, Part 3 – The Weird #3

12-15-2013 01;26;38PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernie Wrightson, and the issue is The Weird #3, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1988. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 24: Jim Aparo, Part 4 – Batman #420

11-16-2013 04;03;06PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jim Aparo, and the issue is Batman #420, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1988. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 13: Mike Mignola, Part 3 – Cosmic Odyssey #1

10-24-2013 03;24;33PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Mignola, and the issue is Cosmic Odyssey #1, which was published by DC and has a cover date of November 1988. Enjoy!
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Gimmick or Good? – Silver Surfer #50

In this column, Mark Ginocchio (from Chasing Amazing) takes a look at the gimmick covers from the 1990s and gives his take on whether the comic in question was just a gimmick or whether the comic within the gimmick cover was good. Hence “Gimmick or Good?” Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far. We continue with 1991’s foil-embossed Silver Surfer #50…

SS50 Cover

Silver Surfer #50 (published June 1991) – Script by Jim Starlin, art by Ron Lim and Tom Christopher

To celebrate the 50th issue of Silver Surfer’s second series, Marvel unleashed one of its first embossed covers, adorning the titular character and the comic’s title in reflective silver foil. The embossed gimmick would go on to be used on countless other comic book covers throughout the 1990s, by both the “Big Two” and numerous independent publishers. Of course, in the case of this comic book, it actually made sense for the Silver Surfer to be … ahem … silver.

But what about inside the comic?
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Captain America’s Unbreakable Shield Breaking

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

This week, based on a suggestion from reader Stephane S., we take a look at five instances where Captain America’s unbreakable shield was broken…

Enjoy!

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 361: Batman #426

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from Batman #426, which was published by DC and is cover dated December 1988. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 321: The Weird #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from The Weird #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated April 1988. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 179: Warlock #11

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to comics from one decade. This week’s decade: the 1970s! Today’s page is from Warlock #11 and was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 1976. This scan is from Marvel Masterworks: Warlock volume 2, which was published in 2009. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 27: Dreadstar #20

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Dreadstar #20, which was published by Marvel/Epic and is cover dated August 1985. Enjoy!
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Taking no chances: Mainstream superhero comics need a kick in the butt

I spend a lot of time coming up with provocative titles for my posts, you know! How’s that one?
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What I’m reading – The Catastrophist, Marvel Masterworks: Warlock

What is your faux-erudite blogger reading this week?
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