Joan Lee: The Mother of the Marvel Age Joan Lee: The Mother of the Marvel Age. It was a sad day for comics, on July sixth, 2017. That was the day that Stan Lee’s bride of 70 years, Joan Lee, passed away at the age of 93. “93?”, you may ask… “wasn’t that a full [...]
Carl Weathers as Captain America With all due respect to Chris Evans, ever since I was 17 (1987) I have wanted Carl Weathers to play Captain America. His role in Predator just left an impression on me that I'll never shake. I never could quantify why I wanted to see him as the first Avenger, [...]
We’ve lost another great from the Golden Age of comics…
Legendary comic book artist Joe Sinnott passed away on June 25th at the age of 93. Sinnott had such a long and distinguished career as an artist that I really could not do him justice in a short blog post. I will touch upon a few highlights, but for a much more detailed examination of his career I strongly urge everyone to get a copy of Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott written by Tim Lasiuta from TwoMorrows Publishing.
Joe Sinnott was born in Saugerties, NY on October 16, 1926, and he lived in that area for almost his entire life. Following service in the U.S Navy during World War II, Sinnott attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (now known as the School of Visual Arts).
One of his instructors was…
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Back in the late 70's I picked this incredible story up in a bulk buy deal. It was my very first "What-If" comic, and it blew my mind. The concept of a story set in a version of the Marvel universe that never existed was incredible to me. I think it is prime fodder [...]