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This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/2/14 – A Beginner’s Guide to Jademan)

300 issues. Alone, unmourned, unloved? Jademan. A brief introduction. Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

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

 
Framed!

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

 
This Week in Comics

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

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

 
Jack Kirby: Behind the Lines

“Trail May Lead to the Ends of Infinity”

A close reading of The Mighty Thor # 166 (July 1969). Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/18/14 – The Time Has Come to Go to Winter Wonderland)

I am sweating. Better spend some money. Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

National Cartoonists Society Pats Itself on the Back But Who Better Qualified To Do It?

The big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend meeting of the National Cartoonists Society is that Non Sequitur’s Wiley Miller was named Cartoonist of the Year and presented with the Reuben, a heavy metal statuette in the shape of a pile of comical characters. Continue reading