Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month (for a while) I will be showing pages chosen by you, the readers. Today’s page is from the Spirit Sunday Section for 14 July 1940, which was a newspaper supplement. This page was suggested by Mike Smith, who likes old comics, apparently! Enjoy! Continue Reading »
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(s): the 1930s/1940s! Today’s page is from Wonderworld Comics #7 (a Flame story), which was published by Fox Publications and is cover dated November 1939. It’s reprinted in Supermen!, which Fantagraphics published in 2009 and which is ridiculously awesome. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Frank Miller’s Spirit Storyboards. A whole book of ‘em, along with the script for a movie I haven’t bothered to see yet. I mean, I want this more, but as far as uneccessary uses of Will Eisner’s iconic adventure character/generic vehicle for telling the stories he wanted to tell, it’s certainly up there. Of course, that’s partially because I would have much rather seen Frank Miller do a Spirit GN than a Spirit movie, but that’s me. And I do already have the storyboards for Sin City and 300, so there’s some completist appeal too.