This is an internal conflict I’ve struggled with for years: the OCD collector versus the actual entertainment consumer.
Byron Preiss was a writer, compiler, editor and publisher of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and graphic novels. As a fan of those genres, as well as comics and pulp fiction, among other things, he tried to innovate ways to present and publish similar materials for a wider reading public – something he did throughout his life.
I see it more and more often these days: People complaining about politics in a creator’s stories. Usually, they’re offended because the creator’s politics don’t align with their own, but sometimes, they’re offended because there’s politics in there at all. It’s a dumb argument, because politics have always been a part of superhero comics.
Among his many, many books, prolific crime writer Max Allan Collins wrote a trilogy of delightful murder mysteries set in the world of newspaper strips and comic books in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The last-ever look at Hatcher’s comics pull list.
Travis starts a new feature about the Dave Sim and Gerhard masterpiece comic book series Cerebus, and he tells you some of his plans.
I don’t like Man-Thing enough to make the effort to collect his Bronze Age run, buying a used copy of Essential Man-Thing makes it easy.