Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Stan Lynde, the Western, and the Spirit of Independence

Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
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The Comics Journal #302: Bloody Massacre Excerpt

In this excerpt from his feature “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham, Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw the Comics Industry on the Bonfire,” Warren Bernard looks at the impact of Bill Gaines “Are You a Red Dupe?” ad, and how the release of Fredric Wertham’s book may have affected the scheduling of the hearings. Continue reading

 
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Long Days

Magnus Johnstone, RIP. Continue reading

 
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Back to the Present

Anyone else ready for end-of-2013 columns? Continue reading

 
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Days of Yesteryear

Now that all our fond hopes for 2013 have been dashed and our memories of 2012 rendered into a whited sepulcher, wouldn’t it be wonderful to relive those innocent times? Well, then, I’ve got the column for you. Continue reading

 
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Hardy Hero

Early and late fandom. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/27/13 – Last Century in Comics Critics!)

Be this the mark of ideals, or decay? Only critics know, and now they’re talking… FROM AN AGE BEFORE THE COMICS JOURNAL!! Continue reading

 
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Don’t Ask Me Why

Thinking about pictures again. Continue reading