5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

1989 was the year in which I entered the field, so this will be the final installment of this topic, as I don't think it's possible to be objective past this point. Grant Morrison begins his revelatory run on DOOM PATROL by hearkening back to the earliest stories and remembering that thees characters are more … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1985

After a few false starts and doglegs, Dave Sim found his footing as his long-running Church and State storyline began to build up steam. Now paired with Gerhard, whose elaborate and expressive environments made the Earth-Pig's world more fully realized than ever, Sim was more free to focus on plot, character, world-building and even the … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1985

Great Covers

Decades ago now, back in Mark Gruenwald’s assistant editor classes, we did one focused on covers, where everybody was asked to bring in a current cover that they thought was good. I volunteered this cover, to ZOT! #30, March 1990. I can recall saying that, in contrast to the explodo of colors and blurbs and … Continue reading Great Covers