Forgotten Masterpiece: The Block

In the course of his comic book career, for all that he had a bombshell-like impact upon the field, pushing the boundaries of what could be done graphically in comics, Jim Steranko only produced a small handful of stories. Many of these have been reprinted time and again over teh years,,attracting new audiences. But this … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Block

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Lost and Most Obscure Marvel/DC Crossover

SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, the first of the real DC and Marvel crossovers (putting aside the WIZARD OF OZ co-produced Treasury) was an enormous success for both companies. Despite being priced at $2.00 as a time when regular comic books were only 30 cents, it sold in huge quantities--enough to make DC look for … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Lost and Most Obscure Marvel/DC Crossover

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 3

When we left things off on this sequence revising the two-year marriage between Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the SUPERMAN newspaper strip between 1949 and 1952, and its eventual disillusionment, Lois had penned an article revealing to the world that her husband was really the Man of Steel. Making his way to the Daily … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 3

Forgotten Masterpiece: PRIZE COMICS #24

We've talked before recently about how, despite the success of the Justice Society of America in ALl-STAR COMICS, no other comic book companies really ever set forth with their own teams of costumed crime-busters. There were a couple of one-off team-up stories here and there, but that was about it. This is one of those. … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: PRIZE COMICS #24

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 2

December 20, 1949: Clark Kent marries Lois Lane, for real! As we related last time https://tombrevoort.com/2022/02/21/forgotten-masterpiece-the-buried-marriage-of-superman-and-lois-lane/ In the daily SUPERMAN newspaper strip, at the end of 1949, Clark Kent and Lois Lane got legitimately married. It was clear, looking at those strips, that the marriage was intended to be a dream on the part of … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 2

Forgotten Masterpiece: CREEPY #75

With the untimely passing of Neal Adams, a giant in the field, I can't think of anything more fitting to feature than this largely-forgotten story illustrated by him for Warren publishing's CREEPY #75. The piece was written by Jim Stenstrum, and while it was of its time in its era, today some 47 years later, … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: CREEPY #75

Forgotten Masterpiece: MASTER COMICS #41

It's one of the great mysteries of the Golden Age of Comics why, after the Justice Society of America proved to be so popular in the pages of ALL-STAR COMICS, other publishers didn't attempt to put together their own teams of costumed crime-fighters to compete with it. There was really only DC's own Seven Soldiers … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: MASTER COMICS #41

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane

One of the drivers of interest in the Superman series when it was first starting out was the romantic triangle between Lois Lane, her would-be suitor Clark Kent, and Kent's powerful alter-ego, Superman. While this relationship has largely been pushed to the wayside over the past 20 years or so of publishing, it was a … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida

This is another of those overseas publications where, thanks to both the scarcity of information and the language barrier, I'm only going to be able to tell you so much. But it's an interesting and forgotten bit of DC history, and worth shedding a bit more light on. In 1959, thanks to the ADVENTURES OF … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida

Forgotten Masterpiece: LOS 4 FANTASTICOS #11

Here's another interesting find that I came across and for which I've been able to locate very little reliable information. As with the issues of EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA that we've been looking at from time to time, this issue of LOS 4 FANTASTICOS contains an original never-printed-in-the-United-States story featuring the Fantastic Four created by … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: LOS 4 FANTASTICOS #11