Archive for: fantagraphics
Don’t scold DC and Marvel: vote with your feet.
Steve Ditko’s early stories: unreadable, but not utterly without merit.
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Lost in the Andes” by Carl Barks and Rich Tommaso is the first tome of a new Carl Barks Library.
Blazing Combat Editor and Writer: Archie Goodwin Original Publisher: Warren Publishing (1965-66) Re-published by Fantagraphics Books Blazing Combat was a war anthology edited and written by Archie Goodwin in collaboration with a dozen artists. It was also a commercial flop back in the sixties, getting canceled after only four issues. According to its publisher, James […]
“I bet one legend that keeps recurring throughout history, in every culture, is the story of Popeye.” —Jack Handey Popeye was pretty far removed from his Golden Age when I was first introduced to him, probably through some combination of Hanna-Barbera’s The All-New Popeye Hour (1978-81) on Saturday morning television, whichever Famous Studios shorts were […]
For me, E.C. Segar’s Popeye remains, no matter what Noah says, not only one of the great comics of the 20th century but a great piece of Americana as well. It manages to combine hilarious slapstick, daffy absurdity, high adventure, sentimental melodrama and still create genuine emotion and care for the cast’s well-being. It deserves […]