As a kid, my favorite superheroes were the Flash and Green Lantern. The Flash, because his real power wasn’t super-speed; his speed was a tool he used, but his real power was that he was smart – he outsmarted his opponents. Green Lantern worked on two levels. First, he had a ring that was functionally magic; if he could think of it, the ring could do it. Second, and more importantly, the ring ran on willpower. He had to bring resolve to the fight, to dig in and hold on and never give up, because if he didn’t, the ring would fail. He kept that willpower up through something completely unique to comics: his daily oath.
Our friend Pol Rua explains why, even after the new day heralded by REBIRTH, DC Comics is still making the same stupid mistakes.
Gather round, kids; kindly Uncle Greg needs to lay down a few hard truths about getting your work published.
Our pals at Sideshow Toys are having a contest! You can win one of their Premium figures, an incredible sculpt of Princess Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman!
The greatest Superman story ever written is getting a new edition! That actually makes it a GREAT Miracle Monday.
Michael Eury’s new book is HERO-A-GO-GO: CAMPY COMIC BOOKS, CRIMEFIGHTERS & CULTURE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES, and it’s all about the Camp Craze of the 1960s, when EVERYONE, thanks to Batman and James Bond, was a superhero, a swinging secret agent, or BOTH. Here’s what Michael had to say about the project…
Travis has a short report about Free Comic Book Day just to get something posted this week!