The convoluted history of the various Captains Marvel (and their knockoffs) is probably the subject of more urban legends and misunderstandings than probably any other segment of comics history. Throw in the widespread confusion over the difference between copyright and trademark, and it’s a pretty deep swamp. Let’s go wading!
There was a minor controversy in the comics world after Bleeding Cool picked up an Instagram post from comic artist Trevor Von Eeden; a photo of a check, which Trevor described as his payment from the Black Lightning TV show. Bleeding Cool assumed that this check must also be indicative of Tony Isabella’s proceeds from the show. Naturally, Tony had something to say about that. I reached out to him and recorded an interview. Here’s a transcript of that conversation.
Earth-Two’s Golden Age of comics probably looked a lot like ours, as I argued in the first part of this series. The Silver Age? Not so much. However I’ve less …
What do I think of the stuff I read in August? I’m glad you asked, because I’m going to tell you!
A signal boost for another worthy Kickstarter project, a hardcover edition of “The Lonely War of Captain Willy Schultz.”
The 1980s were a fantastic time to grow up in as a child in Australia; there were a wide variety of cartoons on offer that helped to engage the imagination. …
We lost Russ Heath today. He passed peacefully at age 91. If you don’t know his work, do yourself a favor and look him up. He was one of the best comic artists of his generation, specializing in WWII and western comics. Aside from his enviable talent, Russ was quite the character. He was cranky but in a fun curmudgeonly way, always quick with a (usually off-color) joke, but with pretty strong opinions about comics and a lot of other things. Today we say goodbye.