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Superhero Spotlight - Captain America

It is still Memorial Day in my timezone as I write this article, and I’d like to start by respectfully extending my thanks to every American soldier who has laid down his or her life in the service of my country. 1,141 more words

Captain America

World's Finest 97 - Superman and Batman and the crime predictor, and Green Arrow takes on a robot octopus

Finger, Sprang and Kaye helm the Superman/Batman team-up in World’s Finest 97 (Oct. 58).

There is some really great art in this story, which helps, as the tale is a fairly predictable one.  165 more words

Index-Card Tribute to Jack Kirby

There’s a group on Facebook that is revving up for a two-month stretch of daily artwork on an index card. This is known as the I.C.A.D. 116 more words

Joe Casey breaks superhero mold with 'Valhalla Mad' and 'Sex'

Joe Casey doesn’t remember a time when comic books weren’t in his life.

A writer who has worked on some of the most popular characters in superhero comics, including Superman, the X-Men and the Avengers, Casey grew up as an unabashed fan of the medium, and the works of Jack Kirby were some of the very first books that caught his attention. 2,879 more words


1978: Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience

One of my recent vacation finds, Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience happened to have come out in the year I left off: 1978. I won’t rehash the… 711 more words


World's Finest 11 - the Boy Commandos in Tunisia, and Batman battles a thief from the future

Another wartime cover on World’s Finest 11 (Fall 1943).

Simon and Kirby send the Boy Commandos to Tunisia in this story.

The art is just exceptional on this tale, Kirby likes the folds in clothing as much as the ancient Greek sculptors did.  242 more words

World's Finest 10 - the Star-Spangled Kid vs Mr. Gadget, and the Boy Commandos head to Russia

While I generally like covers that assemble a variety of characters on them, the cover of World’s Finest 10 (Summer 1943) is just sloppy.

A recurring villain for the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripsey is introduced in this Howard Sherman story. 252 more words