Category Archives: silver age comics

the curse of terrible inking in the silver age

this follows on from two topics covered earlier on this site on the subjects of painting over pencil artwork + changing what it originally would have communicated to the reader, + how a different artist can destroy someone’s great pencils … Continue reading

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superheroes’ derrieres + the artists who draw them

  hypothesis: the only silver age artist able to draw rear ends accurately was gene colan method: rigorously test this hypothesis by researching evidence against it (next five images (c) marvel comics, various dates in the 60s) giant man’s bum … Continue reading

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apropos of nothing

  apropos of nothing: here is an image of bat hound (c) DC 1959 addendum oct 2017: apropos of something the previous article on this site included a discussion of black + white artwork + at the start of that … Continue reading

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the last issue of the archie series of the shadow (number 8) seems to have had a variant cover

both covers are reproduced below – the sky is magenta on one + red on the other.  a brief check online suggests the magenta cover is the most common of the two this does not look like a printing error … Continue reading

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the best DC silver age mind swap tales

there is a genre in comics which may have started in the 40s with will eisner’s two part spirit story about a character called orang, who from memory was an ape whose mental processes had been enhanced so that he … Continue reading

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music written about silver age characters

this post is hopefully going to get larger in the future as additional songs are identified ’96 tears’ by ? and the mysterios sounds like the obvious place to start as the band was named after two steve ditko characters … Continue reading

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prisoner of the parakeets

2           does anyone know where ‘prisoner of the parakeets’ was originally published: it was reprinted in the last ever issue of strange adventures (# 244) with a new seventies cover. for anyone unfamiliar with the strip this is a story … Continue reading

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