Category Archives: silver age comics

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 … Continue reading

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apropos of nothing

  apropos of nothing: here is an image of bat hound    

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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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the use of two different styles of artwork in the same strip

there are various methods an artist can use to depict the characters in a comic book, ranging from the primitive (using a combination of simple shapes, as per mickey mouse – 3d spheres, 2d circles, etc) to sophisticated techniques such … Continue reading

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