The Red Planet on the Four-Color Page: Mars in Comics

The Red Planet on the Four-Color Page: Mars in Comics by Jerry Whitworth Recently, NASA landed the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars providing a vast resource of information on the “red planet” that we never before had access toward. Man has told tales of the fourth planet from the sun for many years, a medium frequently employed in this way is the comic book. One of the earliest stories applied to the four-color page was from a...

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Untold Tales of the Punisher Max #1 Review

Untold Tales of the Punisher Max #1 Review by Derf Writer: Jason Starr Artist: Roland Boschi Color: Dan Brown 48 Pages – Full Color The Punisher is one of my favorite characters of all time.  That is why his books are some of the only titles that I get from Marvel.  The first time I was introduced to the Punisher was in the Amazing Spider-man vol. 1 #135.  When I saw this vigilante dressed in black with a large skull on his chest, I...

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The Comic Book Industry: Creator Rights or Wrongs?

The Comic Book Industry: Creator Rights or Wrongs? by Jerry Whitworth   The American comic book industry was largely built from anti-Semitism. The United States (the Americas in general) started from one people imposing their will on other people, Europeans came to the Western hemisphere’s prominent continents and claimed the land therein for their native nations, often pushing out or killing natives that opposed them. This...

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Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part Four

Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part Four by Jerry Whitworth (see Part One , Part Two , and Part Three here if you haven’t already) MODERN AGE While Grant Morrison and Alex Ross helped nudge a new direction in the comics industry, they certainly didn’t get there alone. Two men who helped push this new direction to what it is today are Geoff Johns and Dan DiDio. Johns was an up-and-comer in the film industry mentored by...

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Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part One
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Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part One

Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part One by Jerry Whitworth History for the American comic book has traditionally been broken into eras, known in the industry as ages, that generally denote some change in the approach, representation, and writing of the medium. This isn’t necessarily uncommon in any medium but it’s more discussed for comics because where many works go through progressive, gradual alterations,...

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