A few years ago, a bunch of Croatian comics artists created a bunch of spoof-like strips as a tribute to their pal, Goran Parlov, called Parlight Starlov – and now it’s lovely, a bona-fide book.
The Elseworlds (or ‘imaginary story’) concept is a tried and tested formula in comics, but it also exists in other media, although nobody calls it that. In particular, it has frequently appeared in (mainly American) serial television productions since the 1960s at least.
Almost a decade before the current upgraded ‘new look’ Archie was launched in 2015, Archie Comics took a more limited swing at the idea of giving the venerable Riverdale gang a new look – but with less apparent success.
So we are entering the tail end of 2018, a tumultuous year in many ways; from social change, political upheaval, international crises, deaths of respected public figures, some great comics …
The summer blockbuster season has prompted me to contemplate certain long-running and generally well-liked cinematic franchises – and why they even exist.
As a sort of a follow-up to Greg Hatcher’s bookscouting column last February, here’s a little more about a wonderful antique store in Salem that he missed on his visit.
A few of us here at the Junk Shop talk about our favorite Steve Ditko moments in comics.