Author Archives: Michael Dean

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

 

Speculative Fiction Author and Provocateur Harlan Ellison Dies

Science fiction’s enfant terrible passed away June 27 at the age of 84. He was born in advance of the boomer tide, but in a sense, Ellison was the voice — or a voice — of that generation. Continue reading

 

Mort Walker Passes Away at 94

The artist, whose tour of duty on Beetle Bailey was the longest run of any cartoonist in the history of the comics pages, died Jan. 27 of pneumonia Continue reading