Monthly Archives: June 2014

Enka Gekiga: Hayashi Seiichi’s Pop Music Manga

If his autobiographical reminisces are true, then Hayashi Seiichi’s literary life began with falling tears. As he recalled the early 50s in “Azami Light” (“Keikō,” 1972): “‘Look at you sniveling like a little girl,’ said my mother. She turned her … Continue reading

 

Begone

Jack Cole, Jordan Speer, and Billy Mavreas. Continue reading

 

The Lost Comics of Jack Cole – Part 3 (1939-1940, Humor and Crime)

In many ways, 1939 and 1940 were pivotal years in Jack Cole’s life and work. These are the years he stretched from humorous short subjects to longer, more serious crime and superhero stories. Continue reading

 

Got Me Swinging

Legal doings! Continue reading

 

The Ultimate Nullifier?

On Monday the Supreme Court announced that yet another brief has been filed in support of the Kirby family’s attempt to regain the copyright to key Marvel properties. Have these briefs truly made it all but certain that the Court will not just agree to hear the case in the 2014-15 term, but rule that Jack Kirby’s creations were not work for hire? Continue reading

 

Electric Meat

Brian Chippendale, Sean T. Collins returns, and more. Continue reading

 

Down the Rabbit Hole with Brian Chippendale

Checking with the man behind Black Pus. Continue reading

 

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/25/14 – Melted)

Now including more of other people’s words. Continue reading