University of Washington professor José Alaniz invited me to prepare and deliver a guest lecture on early comics for his class on food-themed comics. You could say I hoped the project would turn out to be something I could sink my teeth into. I was not disappointed.
On Monday the Supreme Court announced that yet another brief has been filed in support of the Kirby family’s attempt to regain the copyright to key Marvel properties. Have these briefs truly made it all but certain that the Court will not just agree to hear the case in the 2014-15 term, but rule that Jack Kirby’s creations were not work for hire?
A close reading of The Mighty Thor # 166 (July 1969).
Looking at some of Jack Kirby’s earliest published work.
Jack Kirby’s Black Panther.
Captain America, Syd Shores, and the Marvel Method.
This month’s column will run from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and since many of you will be spending time with family and friends, I thought I’d do something fun this month. Let’s take a look at Fantastic Four Annual # 6, the book featuring the birth of Franklin Richards. My thanks to the owner of the… Read more »
Analyzing some recently unearthed Marvel documents.
Long teased, at last delivered, Paul Pope’s Battling Boy has about it the air of an event.
A look at the pencils for Fantastic Four # 61.
A new column focusing on the authorship of Jack Kirby.
This feature from The Comics Journal #191 summarizes the back and forth between Carmine Infantino and Mark Evanier via Comic Buyer’s Guide’s (CBG) letters column re: Infantino’s decision to have Kirby’s Superman heads redrawn. it also delves into the way CBG handled the rumor that there was a set of false sales figures shown to DC creators.