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Year of the Artist, Day 327: Erik Larsen, Part 4 – Amazing Spider-Man #335

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Amazing Spider-Man #335 (plus a few cameos from other issues), which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1990. Enjoy! Larsen took over the penciling gig on Amazing […]

When We First Met – Every Incarnation of Ultron!

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!’” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the […]

Year of the Artist, Day 326: Erik Larsen, Part 3 – Doom Patrol #8 and #13

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issues are Doom Patrol #8 and 13, which were published by DC and are cover dated May and October 1988. Enjoy! Larsen took over Doom Patrol on issue #6 and drew it […]

Sucksgiving Day Soundtrack

Yesterday was so miserable and unpleasant I was feeling like that Joe Bftsplk guy in Li’l Abner that had the rain cloud over him all the time. Then I remembered– it was Sucksgiving Eve. So of course it would be a crappy day. Sucksgiving is a holiday– more properly, an anti-holiday– created years ago right […]

Poohdickery for 11/22/14

Writer Don Ferguson and artist Richard Moore did a syndicated Winnie the Pooh comic strip for ten years that still gets reprinted today. One of the notable aspects of the strip is how Winnie the Pooh and his friends often act a lot less nice than they do in their animated appearances. In this feature, […]

Year of the Artist, Day 325: Erik Larsen, Part 2 – Teen Titans Spotlight #10 plus a short web-slinging bonus!

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Teen Titans Spotlight #10, which was published by DC and is cover dated May 1987. But before we get to that, I want to show a few scans from Amazing […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #498

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-seven. As I mentioned last week, I’m in Paris this week doing a Comic Book Legends Revealed exhibit at the Paris […]

The Line it is Drawn #216 – Breaking the Internet!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions! Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… And here are the Comics Should […]

Year of the Artist, Day 324: Erik Larsen, Part 1 – Faze One Fazers #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Faze One Fazers #4, which was published by AC Comics and is cover dated 1986. Enjoy! Erik Larsen’s first published artwork came out in 1982, when he was a mere […]

Foggy Ruins of Time – John Byrne’s Inspiration for Wolverine

This is the latest in a series giving you the cultural context behind certain comic book characters/behaviors. You know, the sort of then-topical references that have faded into the “foggy ruins of time.” To wit, twenty years from now, a college senior watching episodes of Seinfeld will likely miss a lot of the then-topical pop […]

1987 And All That: Blue Beetle #8-19

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series. Blue Beetle #8-19 (DC) by Len Wein, Joey Cavalieri (#12), R.J.M. Lofficer (#14-15, 17-19), Paris Cullins (#8-9, 11-14, 17-18), Chuck Patton (#10), Ross Andru […]

Year of the Artist, Day 323: Nick Dragotta, Part 5 – East of West #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Nick Dragotta, and the issue is East of West #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated July 2013. Enjoy! Since it launched in March 2013, East of West has been one of the […]

Committed: “The Dark Knight Strikes Again” 12 Years Later

Recently I had to take a look at The Dark Knight Strikes Again and it surprised me. It looked pretty good, had some funny, energetic treatments of old characters and an engaging story arc. I particularly enjoyed the variety of techniques used in the coloring, which heavily supplemented the mood and dynamism of the book. In […]

Helping Some Folks in Need

Two friends of Comics Should Be Good need a little help and I figured that it was worth mentioning it here in case anyone was willing/able to give them some assistance. First up, Seth Kushner, who you might know best from his brilliant photographs for the Graphic NYC comic book interview project with Christopher Irving. […]

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 112

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an […]

She Has No Head! – $50 Comics Budget

This weekend was my five-year anniversary writing She Has No Head! – incredible, right? I cannot believe how time has flown by. Anyway, thinking about just getting started on things and being new to something reminded me of discovering comics when I was a teenager. The joy an frustration of fumbling through the dark with […]

Meta-Messages – “This E Doesn’t Stand For America!”

In this feature I explore the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator (or sometimes even themselves) in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of […]

A Writer Weds

My good friend (and regular commenter on this blog) Michael got married earlier today. My wife and I had to be out of town this weekend for some stuff with her dad, so we had to miss it, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to congratulate him and his wife, Erin. To keep it comics […]

Last Saturday at Jet City

That is to say, the Jet City Comics Show in Tacoma. We love the Jet City show for two reasons– first of all, it’s just the right size for us. It’s a one-day affair down in Tacoma, and though it gets bigger every year it doesn’t appear that it’s going to mushroom up in size […]

Boys, Toys, Electric Irons, and TVs 27: Futures End #28

Looking at the preview for Futures End #29 at the end of this issue and noticing that it all relates to the Tim Drake/Firestorm story, I began thinking about what we have been told about the future of this series through solicitations. It’s a comic about the future, so why not look at the brief […]

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