In the world of comics, Bernie Wrightson was one of the greats. He was the Master of the Macabre, an artist’s artist, and by all accounts, a very nice guy. John shares his memories of one of best artists comics have ever produced.
Last week, I talked about STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS, the photomontage comics series of Star Trek adventures that John Byrne is doing for IDW.
But before John Byrne got a regular gig telling STAR TREK stories, he was just like the rest of us – A STAR TREK fan who’d occasionally make reference to it in his everyday life. It just so happened that Byrne’s everyday life was as a popular writer/artist of comic books. So I thought it’d be fun to see how many ST references I could pick out of Byrne’s classic comic book work.
A good logo can help define a book’s personality, and a GREAT logo can really set a comic book apart on the shelves, bringing in new readers. John runs down a few of his favorite classic comic logos from over the years.
Let’s take a look at the trades and books I managed to read in January. I promise a lot of writing and maybe some laughs? I don’t know what amuses you people!
Last week I wrote about Dick Gautier, and mentioned that one of his first major roles was on Mr. Terrific, CBS’ ill-fated attempt at grabbing some of the heat generated by ABC’s Batman. That got me to thinking about the fallout from Batmania. There were a few shows, specials, and most especially cartoon series that tried to get some bat-mojo going. I thought I’d dig up some of the ones I remember.
Travis talks about his first time at a comic shop, and also includes an update about the other comics featured in that DC TV ad from last time, thanks to you the reader!
For his column last week, Hatcher adapted a meme that’s been floating around lately where you list five unpopular opinions about popular culture. Here are some of my unpopular opinions about Batman, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy.