Author Archives: Michael Dean

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

 

Russ Heath: 1926-2018

Heath, best known for the realistic clarity and human drama he brought to the war comics he drew for DC, Marvel, Warren, and EC during a 70-year career, died Thursday night at the age of 91. Continue reading

 

Steve Ditko 1927-2018

A reflection on the life of Steve Ditko, best known for his many contributions at Marvel and across the comics industry. Continue reading