Life In A Four Color World column on FANTASTIC FOUR, 2003

Discovering Marvel When I was young, I didn’t like Marvel comics. There are a couple of reasons for this. In my early comic book reading days, I’d sampled a number of Marvel titles on occasion. And none of them did anything for me—in fact, I often found them ugly and awful, a far cry from … Continue reading Life In A Four Color World column on FANTASTIC FOUR, 2003

Life In A Four Color World column on FLASH #DC-22, 2003

As anybody who knows me will tell you, the Flash is my favorite super hero. This love for the Scarlet Speedster goes back to what was probably the second comic book I ever bought, the Flash 100-Page Super-Spectacular #DC-22. I don’t have any clear memory of purchasing the book in question (other than that the … Continue reading Life In A Four Color World column on FLASH #DC-22, 2003

Life In A Four Color World column on SUPERMAN #268, 2003

Frank Miller once said that retro is “nostalgia with a nose-ring”—and the clear implication is that nostalgia is ultimately a bad thing, something to be avoided. Which might carry a bit more weight had it not come from the mouth of someone who went on to do a sequel to Dark Knight Returns—and even if … Continue reading Life In A Four Color World column on SUPERMAN #268, 2003