This issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE featured John Byrne's first outing with the team as both writer and artist, a time travel adventure that had Ben Grimm coming face-to-face with the earliest version of himself as seen and characterized in FANTASTIC FOUR #1 and #2. Byrne does a great job of capturing the period of the … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1979
Ever since I had become interested in the Fantastic Four, I had a burning desire to read the first issue of that series. from having haunted the Humor section in my local bookstores over the years (which is where anything even vaguely related to comics wound up being shelved), I knew that this first story … Continue reading BHOC: SON OF ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS
I’ve owned three different copies of THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS Volume 1 over the years. It’s an important milestone book in the development of the hobby, but it’s also more oversized magazine than book, with saddle-stitched binding and a cover that tended to crack down the spine and separate. It fell apart easily. For … Continue reading BHOC: THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS
Here’s a very simple and effective DAREDEVIL cover by Chris Samnee. Good use is made of the color of the trade dress of the Original Sin crossover to help draw attention to the red blanket around baby Matt, and the spotlight that falls upon his mother. It’s to Samnee’s credit that all of the other … Continue reading Great Covers
Paolo Rivera pulls you into the world of DAREDEVIL on this cover, visually getting across both that Matt Murdock is blind, and the manner in which his other senses allow him to navigate the city that he lives in. The graphic treatment here is strong, and by keeping the background in greytones, the lead figure … Continue reading Great Covers
Another minimalist Frank Miller cover for DAREDEVIL, this one using white space both to isolate the character and to make the size and impact of DD’s word balloon that much more pronounced.
A great DAREDEVIL cover by Wally Wood, debuting Daredevil’s iconic and sleek red costume. On top of Wood’s slick line once again the coloring has been composed for maximum effect. Daredevil is surrounded by light blue air bubbles against which his red outfit really pops. The deep purples of the background make Namor come forward … Continue reading Great Covers