Tag: Colin Smith

Kirby Cover Action!

At Them Darned Superpeople, friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about some Jack Kirby covers–Challengers of the Unknown! Jimmy Olsen! Lois Lane! “June/July 1959’s Challengers Of The Unknown #8 contained the very last new Jack Kirby work to appear in a DC Comic until 1970. It’s hard not […]

“Spider-Man before Spider-Man was born”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about Spider-Man, Steven Tyler and “comics-related carelessness” at Them Darn Superpeople. “So much of an autobiography’s magic lies in the way in which it beguilingly evokes the past with apparently intimate and accurate details. But once carelessness breaks the spell, a […]

“Maximum Impact!”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons’ Dan Dare! “Anyone looking for insight as to how to create the sense of an exciting action-packed tale can note some perhaps surprisingly subtle strategies at work in writer Gerry Finley-Day and artist Dave Gibbons’ […]

“Which is Better: Marvel or DC?”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith ponders the eternal question, “Which is better: Marvel or DC?” “It really did matter once, Marvel or DC? But that was decades ago, when the differences between the two publishers’ comics were obvious and consequential. When editor/writer Stan Lee and plotter/artist Jack […]