Howard Chaykin pays Chris Claremont what might be the greatest backhanded compliment of all time, Preacher quietly debuts, and Wizard runs what could be the best piece in the history of the magazine (honest). All in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Alex Ross welcomes you to Wizard #42 with the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe…plus, Dark Horse Star Wars comics are still in canon, Marvel purchases Malibu, Keith Giffen reveals which of his creations he hates, and one of the magazine’s worst features finally says goodbye. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
What insane marketing hook did Marvel initially use for the Age of Apocalypse? How did the average Person on the Street react to Wizard’s Bad Girls survey? Why would anyone ask John Byrne about his breakfast? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This pseudo-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from Captain America #450, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1996. Enjoy! Continue Reading »