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The Shame of Shazam: Its Present Debacle and Abuse

Shazam hasn’t had the easiest run of things for a good long while–don’t let the box office receipts fool you! R.C. Harvey is here with the latest installment of Hare Tonic, focusing on the Big Red Cheese! Continue reading

 

Eric Stanton: Master Fetish Artist

The story of the bondage artist who shared a studio with Steve Ditko and possibly helped create Spider-Man Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 9)

Final thoughts on what was really behind the feud between Al Capp and Ham Fisher. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 8)

Previously, the introduction, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, and part seven of our story.   VII. The Sordid End of Al Capp BUT CAPP WAS NOT FINISHED. In the fall of 1956, eight months after … Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 7)

The tragic ending of Ham Fisher Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 6)

In 1950, the Fisher-Capp feud boiled over, in the pages of Time and The Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 5)

World War II begins, and the first shots in the Ham Fisher/Al Capp war are also fired. Continue reading

 

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 4)

The Capp/Fisher feud heats up. Continue reading