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One Perfect Panel ~ Star Wars #2

   This perfect panel is from Star Wars issue #2, page 6, 1977. It was drawn by Howard Chaykin, colored by Steve Leialoha, and lettered by Tom Orzechowski. The issue was edited by Roy Thomas. This one panel conveys as much emotional weight as the original scene with Sir Alec Guinness. The script is slightly… Continue reading One Perfect Panel ~ Star Wars #2

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What was Your First Comic Book Series?

   To be more detailed, what was your first series that you were aboard on from issue number one? Mini-Series won't count for this one.     After some thought, I thought that The New Teen Titans was my first, but I discovered them in their fourth issue then scrambled to collect the previous three.… Continue reading What was Your First Comic Book Series?

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The Downside of Superpowers

Jack King Kirby’s super power was to convey and evoke emotion.    While most see the upside of having powers, one just needs to read the early stories by Stan Lee, many visually scripted by Jack Kirby, to see the consequences of having those powers. If anybody has really paid attention to Peter Parker over… Continue reading The Downside of Superpowers

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The History of Dick Grayson

   I was browsing YouTube for something different and I ran across ItsSuperEffective‘s channel. This guy has some crazy awesome anime hair, and will school you on just about anything comics related. Above is a video of a, near 25 minute, non-stop history of Dick Grayson, the original Robin. From his first appearance to the events… Continue reading The History of Dick Grayson

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At the Crossroads: The Journey Back to the Fantastic Four

   So there was some surprise news from Marvel recently. They announced that the Fantastic Four would be making a return to the Marvel Universe proper. Everybody lost it. What did it mean? Many are saying that this confirms the FF film rights being returned to Marvel.    While I don't doubt that outcome, I… Continue reading At the Crossroads: The Journey Back to the Fantastic Four

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Flashback 1978: “Star Wars” Invades TV

   This is one of my favorite posts from my old blog. I am happy that I was able to recover it. You can download this full issue of Starlog (19) here. If you have some extra time on your hands, head to YouTube to watch the Star Wars: Holiday Special. (update 17, November 2018:… Continue reading Flashback 1978: “Star Wars” Invades TV