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The American Scream : Peter Milligan - "Shade, the Changing Man"

What surprises me about the Vertigo artwork of the mythically grungy 90s, (as seen in Sandman, Lucifer, Swamp Thing, and Hellblazer) is that I now find it half-assed and amateurish, when at the time it felt like the height of sophistication. 310 more words


With a great character comes…alas, just a decent superhero movie: Revisiting 2002’s ‘Spider-Man’

By Matthew E. Milliken
July 14, 2014

In 2002, Columbia Pictures released a movie titled, simply, Spider-Man. It was a pretty fun outing starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst as, respectively, the eponymous hero ( 699 more words


DKW: Ditko Kirby Wood (Fantagraphics)

CREDIT: Fantagraphics

Rating: 5/5 – A Must Read For Every Comics Fan.
by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall.

Sergio Ponchione has distilled the essence of three of the greatest creators/artists that the comics medium has ever known into a 27 page tribute that every fan of comics should read.  305 more words


ROM SpaceKnight! The Bill Mantlo/Steve Ditko Run!

Unbeknownst to me until recently, the incomparable Steve Ditko had a nice run on ROM! His rendering of the shiny superhero from Galador is quite awesome, and with other artists the caliber of… 80 more words

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Short Post & Ditko Costume Preview...

Aaah! I’m procrastinating getting out of the house today.

I was excited to get to the Ditko style costume, and I’ve made some good progress. I still want to tweak the design, and I still need to take the big step of modifying the template pattern for separate mask, gloves, boots, shirt, and pants. 106 more words


someone amazing

i think i’ve always loved the promises and manifestos Spider-Man has. in the face of tragedy and disappointment he stays responsible for his great power. i only just recently read Dan Slott and Marcos Martin’s story where he states “no one dies” as long as he’s Spider-Man. 43 more words

[Insert cliche about trying again after failing here.]

Well, heck. Botched my first screen prep last night.

I was excited to finally have time to apply emulsion to my 16 x 20 screen for exposure this morning, but even as I was working on it, I couldn’t help but feel like it wasn’t going well. 395 more words