https://youtu.be/6uuJUHSsBOw A video version of one of the most popular pieces I ran on this page, a countdown of five instances where comic book creators depicted savage caricatures of one another in the pages of the stories they were creating.
https://youtu.be/CfCI_B47Ox4 Another new bit of video content, this time showcasing my selections for the five best single issue comic books released during the year 1974.
https://youtu.be/ep24HnqQKus Here's the first video of all-new content that isn't based on a piece that previously ran on this site (though it could have.)
https://youtu.be/D-KZtCuBbSo Another bit of video nonsense from me, the sister to last week's DC-themed video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtwpzApNFvA The grand video experiment continues with another piece that ran here in months past, now expanded with broader visuals and narrated in gravely tones by my very own voice. Take a look!
https://youtu.be/97chh-JJQ1w Tried a new experiment where I turned one of the features in this page's 5BC section into a down and dirty full-on video, expanded a bit for the occasion. I'm interested in seeing if I can expand the reach of this page in this manner, so my intention is to do more as I … Continue reading TBTV: The Five Best Marvel & DC Crossovers
Over the years, DC Comics (mostly while still operating under the name National) would occasionally buy out the rights to characters and titles from other publishers who had either gone out of business or were about to. This is how the original Captain Marvel and his family, Plastic Man, G.I. COMBAT, YOUNG ROMANCE, the Blackhawks … Continue reading 5BC: Five Characters Marvel “Adopted”
In the early 1940s, as a myriad of would-be publishers heard about the overwhelming success of Superman nd rushed into the marketplace offering their own get-rich-quick versions of a comic book super hero, the reality is that nobody quite understood just what factors made Superman work. And so, everything was tried, and creativity--both good and … Continue reading 5BC: The Five Most Unique Super Heroes of the Silver Age
The fannish desire for a unified field theory of fictional comic book universes is strong, and a fun game to play--especially when considering meetings between characters at rival publishing houses, characters who in all likelihood will never get to interact on the page (or at least not in the way the fans might desire.) Some … Continue reading 5BC: Five More Times Marvel Referenced DC Characters In Interesting Ways
Most long-running comic book companies, if they're in business for long enough and have a wide enough diversity of creators working on their releases, reach a point at which those creators begin to pull inspiration for their stories and characters from other media. Comics in general have a long history of reflecting the trends of … Continue reading 5BC: Five Times Marvel Misappropriated Characters