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 […]
At Them Darned Super People, friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about comic covers by Jack Kirby from 1958. “In which the blogger, keen to learn more about the period, writes about two different 1958 Jack Kirby covers and the way in which each appears to point […]
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 […]
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’ […]
Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith has a new blog dedicated to thinking about “Them Darned Superpeople.” You can read it here!
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 […]