Art Spiegelman writes about the history of superheroes and the rise of Fascism at The Guardian. And he includes his response to this very essay being cut from an upcoming compilation of golden age Marvel comics. “At this point, it might be worth pointing out (not out of […]
Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White writes about Captain America’s struggles with identity at Psychology Today. “When people think about Captain America, whether from the comics or the movies, they might think of his rock-solid ethics, based in virtue and duty, or his patriotic devotion to the […]
At the Virtues of Captain America, friend of the Gutter Mark. D. White looks at Avengers #32-3 (Sept. / Oct. 1966). “These two issues are not heavy on ethical content related to Captain America specifically, but it is a particularly timely story… unfortunately. It deals with a white […]
There are so many superhero movies being made recently, and although I find most of them entertaining, I just don’t get the same feeling of happiness watching them that I used to with older versions like the original Superman movies (1978-1983), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of […]
Friend of the Gutter, Mark D. White has a new blog looking at “ethically memorable moments in Captain America’s 50+ years in comics since his Silver Age revival in 1964.” And he begins with Cap in Avengers #4 (1967)!
Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White writes about first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Francis Yu’s Captain America. He focuses on five aspects that “excite [him] going forward.”
“Mistakes happen. Sometimes those mistakes end up in print with a distribution in the hundreds of thousands. Here are some classic screw-ups, printing errors, and unfortunate coincidences that have graced the pages of comic books and newspaper strips over the years.” See them here.