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Joe Kubert: The Legacy of a Legend

Joe Kubert passed away last Sunday. He was 85 years old, and had been active as late as this year creating art. What can be said about him that hasn’t been said already? I wasn’t into war comics much as a kid, but once I started recognizing artists, I realized …

AVENGERS WEEK: Onward, Christian Super-Soldiers!

I wanted Captain America to be something different than the other 3 (or 4, if you include the Hulk) set-up movies for the Avengers. In Iron Man and Thor (and Hulk, who fits so well into the discussion that, if you don’t think he belongs in the discussion, just disregard…it’s …

April is Poetry Month!

Okay, so it’s the 9th, but, hey, HOLY WEEK! That sort of takes precedence over poetry, dontcha think? Anyway, this challenge has its roots in a request I made to Ben and Jayce for topic ideas. While I have a whole bank of ideas myself, sometimes I like to get …

Zombies as Walking Blasphemies

Zombies (both classic and modern, and if you don’t know the difference, please listen to our show) can be seen as types of blasphemies. Think about it for a second: the one thing God made in His image* becoming soulless and dead, but animated as if they were alive, in …

Joe Simon: The Passing of a Legend

Joe Simon passed away this week. He was 98 years old and had been active as late as this year (Shieldmaster) creating comics. What can be said about him that hasn’t been said already? He was quite simply a legend. The regular news sources are already inundating the internet with …

Time Travel in Early Heroic Mass Media

Time travel takes on a lot of forms, and comicbook/superhero writers have certainly done their fair share in broadening the tradition. This article covers some of the earliest instances of time travel concerning comics and superheroes. The Shadow (radio series) Chronologically, this old-time radio episode of The Shadow is the …