Such is the paradox of comics: they’re the medium of the marginalized, yet they remain wildly popular. Perhaps that’s because in some way, at some point, everyone will feel marginalized and need a seat at the table in the cafeteria away from the jocks.
Posts Tagged: superman
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City....more
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work....more
Is the Bible too liberal for you? Too much of that “help the poor” and not enough sinner-smiting? Do you have no knowledge of ancient Greek and no experience in translation? Then you’re perfect for this project.
Shirley Dent talks about the difference between idiom and slang, especially as it relates to culture....more
This week, Rumpus Books has published reviews of Christopher Buckley’s new memoir, the work of Sidney Wade, and two novels, including one about being Jewish — and accused of patricide — in Holocaust-era Austria....more
Was Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster mad at DC Comics–or even his own creations–for betraying him? Was he taking some sort of delight in putting his characters through this alternate world? (NSFW)...more
“In 1954, his eyesight failing and work hard to come by, (Superman co-creator Joe Shuster) accepted an invitation to illustrate the lurid stories that were to fill the pages of a magazine called Nights of Horror. Promising its readers “stories spiced and illustrated in a way we know you will enjoy,” it contained pictures of young women being bathed, thrashed, tied up and generally subjugated, all the time looking rather uninvolved and unconcerned....more
Comic-book gossip column Lying in the Gutters, hosted at Comic Book Resources, is one of the things that makes the subculture of comics so fascinating and exciting. Unlike most comics journalists, Rich Johnston has the chops, the résumé, and the connections to do much more glamorous, well-paying work— and has, on several occasions....more
Think you know the origin of Superman? Think again. Comic Book Legends Revealed weaves the kinds of stories you didn’t know you cared about. CBLR is often for the hardcore fan; if you’re not in your local comic shop every Wednesday, you probably don’t care why Jack Kirby’s Ultraverse titles failed, or that Vince Colletta once forgot to draw a character’s head in an issue of Thor....more
Sometimes the man of steel needed to give up control. Lois Lane would then take him in hand and punish him for wearing his mother’s tights....more