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New Video: Batman/Joker: Same Guy?

I have completely let this blog fall to the wayside, but I keep it open as a repository for my old articles and novel chapters. However, I have a new video up which talks about my theory that Batman and … Continue reading

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New Videos Added – Captain Marvel, Batman

So I added a new video today about the history of Captain Marvel. There are actually several excellent videos out there explaining various aspects of the characters history in more depth than I go into, but I think mine is … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Ripley’s Believe It or Not #14

Since we’re approaching Halloween, I’m reviving Out of the Vault for some monstery goodness. First up: Ripley’s Believe It or Not #14, which bears the subtitle on the cover “True Demons and Monsters.” The issue is dated June 1969, and … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The Amazing Spider-Man #122

Sorry for the late entry. Since we’re about the hit the climactic final portion of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, I figured I would take a look back at one of the comics which provided the movie’s inspiration: The Amazing Spider-Man #122. … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Elektra: Assassin

It should come as no surprise that Frank Miller became a hot property in the aftermath of his success with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in 1986. What is often forgotten is that, during the same year when Miller’s redefining … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Jontar #2

If you were to ask me what the best comic in my possession is, I would be hard pressed to answer. There are so many I like for so many different reasons. But if you were to ask me about … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Cap’n Quick and a Foozle

Coming in a day late, sorry. Still trying to adjust my time management to an overnight schedule. Last week, we revisited a story published by Eclipse titled “Slab,” which was a reworking of a Steve Englehart Superman/Creeper story he had … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault: The Foozle

Actually going to spend two weeks on this one, because it’s a sort of circular story. It all started with Steve Englehart having a dispute with DC Comics over payment on a story for DC Comics Presents. Englehart took the … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault: A Distant Soil

I talk a lot about the explosion of innovation in the comics of the mid-1980’s, because it’s worth talking about. But it’s also worth remembering that the explosion couldn’t have happened if there hadn’t been pioneers preparing the way. For … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Echo of Futurepast

Once again visiting the 1980’s, just because the decade was such an exciting time to be a comics reader (or arguably a comics creator). The big two comics companies had emerged from the chaos of the late 70’s with a … Continue reading

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