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 Three

Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part Three by Jerry Whitworth (see Part One and Part Two here if you haven’t already) DARK AGE During the Bronze Age, comic books began to make the transition from being sold at newsstands, convenience stores, and supermarkets to a direct market in comic book shops. As people began to stumble upon these stores, they would also discover that comics could be worth quite a profit as some books...

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Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part Two

Through the Ages: Transition in Comics – Part Two by Jerry Whitworth (see Part One here if you haven’t already) BRONZE AGE Comic publishing continued on, but stories about colorful superheroes swooping down to save the day, which was already considered childish, seemed even more out of place during the end of the Golden Age and on with protests against the government, the growing recreational drug market, the war on segregation,...

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Top 10: Rogues Galleries

Top 10: Rogues Galleries by Jerry Whitworth For the American comic book, superheroes reign supreme. It doesn’t matter if it’s DC, Marvel, Image, or any of the indies. Throw a cape or mask on someone and you got a much better shot than virtually anything else. But, superheroes are useless without another key component: supervillains. Alien invasions and gangsters are great padding, but we read comics to see colorful...

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