Monthly Archives: June 2014

Koga Masao, “Longing for Your Shadow,” lyric and music sheet (Victor Records, January 1931); Mori Shin'ichi, Longing for Your Shadow, 12” LP (Victor Records, May 1968), cover art by Iwata Sentarō.

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

 
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Begone

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

 
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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

 
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Got Me Swinging

Legal doings! Continue reading

 
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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

 
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Electric Meat

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

 
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Down the Rabbit Hole with Brian Chippendale

Checking with the man behind Black Pus. Continue reading

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

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