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How Big Barda Breaks The Stereotypes Of Marriage

During the 1960s and 1970s, comics were full of stereotypes, such as damsels in distress. When Jack Kirby created his Fourth World concept for DC, a character that went against stereotype was Big Barda. 577 more words

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Reverence Meets Irreverence in Bug! The Adventures of Forager 4

by Drew Baumgartner

This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!

Dense mythologies are both the greatest strength and weakness of modern comics. 466 more words

Drew Baumgartner

IDW DEBUTS WRIGHTSON ARTIFACT EDITION AND OFFERS KIRBY ARTIST’S EDITIONS FOR PRE-ORDER BEFORE NYCC

The highly anticipated Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition will premiere on October 5th at the 2017 New York Comic-Con, exclusively at IDW Booth #1844. The Special Convention Variant of this essential Artifact Edition features Wrightson’s classic  303 more words

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Mister Miracle - Not Your Old School New Gods

Or: There’s an Oldsmobile Joke that I Can’t Quite Land . . . 

Mister Miracle #2 of 12
W – Tom King
A – Tom Gerads… 1,169 more words

Comic Books

Freedom, Despair, and Mister Miracle

So I’ve been talking about movies and television and old funnybooks lately, and haven’t covered current comics much. I’ve abandoned the idea of covering the stack of unreviewed comics on my desk (partially because I filed them all away this weekend in a cleaning fit), but there is one book I held aside because I thought it was worth wrestling with all on its own… 2,043 more words

Funnybooks

Mr Miracle #19; September 1977

Behold!

Jack Kirby leaving Marvel for DC is held by some (myself included) as the beginning of the Bronze Age. It is arguable, and some of the other dates and events have merit, but everyone agrees Kirby’s work at DC left an impact felt to this day (as was obviously his work at Marvel). 582 more words

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Unleashing The Dog Of War With Orion

It’s no secret that Darkseid is one of the most powerful characters in comics. The Ruler of Apokolips has conquered everything in his path, so it’s only natural that his blood would have the same kind of power. 481 more words

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