Author Archives: Michael Dean

Biographer and Comics Fandom Chronicler Bill Schelly Dies Unexpectedly at 67

Michael Dean outlines the life and accomplishments of one of comics’s preeminent biographers, Bill Schelly. Continue reading

 

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point. Continue reading

 

Fuzz & Pluck creator Ted Stearn Dead at 57

Ted Stearn, one of the funniest cartoonists in alternative comics and alternative animation, died on February 1. Continue reading

 

Supernatural Law Creator Batton Lash Dead at 65

Wolff & Byrd creator Batton Lash died Saturday at the age of 65 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Though he was never a star of the comics mainstream, the announcement drew a surge of web posts from fans … Continue reading

 

Stan Lee: 1922-2018

There may be no figure in the history of comics simultaneously more revered and more reviled than Lee, the human face of the comics industry for a generation. Continue reading

 

Scandal Involving CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Leads to Women’s Empowerment Fund

This 2006 article investigates allegations against CBLDF executive director, and explains how they led to the creation of a women’s empowerment fund. Continue reading

 

Charles Brownstein’s 2006 Statement

Charles Brownstein’s 2006 statement regarding his actions in Ohio. Continue reading

 

Marie Severin: 1929-2018

Marie Severin, famous EC and Marvel colorist, made often overlooked yet highly influential contributions to the comics field. Continue reading