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Joe Kubert: The Legacy of a Legend

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 that the only war comics worth looking at were the Joe Kubert ones. The regular news sources are already inundating the internet with obituaries, so here … Read entire article »

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Solitaire #1-6 (Cool Comic Covers #14)

Solitaire #1-6 (Cool Comic Covers #14)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I’m a big Ultraverse fan. It started with Nightman. My freshman year in college, I was able to start with #1 of a series and collect each issue month after month. Unlike other comic collectors in the dorm, who were collecting Image comics, Ultraverse appealed to me because … Read entire article »

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Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Our cool comic covers come not from the artwork, but from something more personal. Be warned — things from antiquity, like bookstores and magazine racks, are mentioned in this post. When I was a a lad, back in 1986, I was in the bookstore and while I was pursuing … Read entire article »

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AVENGERS WEEK: Onward, Christian Super-Soldiers!

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 either that or a lot more parenthetical statements) you have reluctant heroes; one who is born with powers that he doesn’t appreciate (some might say … Read entire article »

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“From Beyond the Unknown” #12 (COOL COMIC COVERS #3)

“From Beyond the Unknown” #12 (COOL COMIC COVERS #3)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Cavemen on dinosaurs vs. fighter jets. Drawn by Joe Kubert! Does anything else need to be said? ~ Ben Previous Cool Comic Covers: #2 — “Action Comics” #419 #1 — “Weird Science-Fantasy” #27 … Read entire article »

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“Action Comics” #419 (COOL COMIC COVERS #2)

“Action Comics” #419 (COOL COMIC COVERS #2)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I’m not going to say too much about the covers that appear here. If I have some sort of historical tidbit to give, I may elaborate some. But often I’m just going to let the artwork speak for itself. This is one of those times. You know who Superman is. You may not know … Read entire article »

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THOUGHT CLOUDS: Harlan Ellison’s Phoenix Without Ashes (Comic Review)

THOUGHT CLOUDS: Harlan Ellison’s Phoenix Without Ashes (Comic Review)

PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES Harlan Ellison, writer; Alan Robinson, artist This review of a graphic novel starts with a review of a TV series from 1973, so bear with me. When I was but a lad, I went and saw Star Wars on the big screen and wanted more. On the small screen, in my very own home, I was able to watch Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers. And, living in Canada, I was able to watch, every once … Read entire article »

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“Weird Science-Fantasy” #27 (COOL COMIC COVERS #1)

“Weird Science-Fantasy” #27 (COOL COMIC COVERS #1)

Cool Comic Covers is a new series for the Strangers and Aliens blog. As listeners and readers know, Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce are all comic book fans. And comic book covers have some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This series will spotlight some of the comic book covers that caught our attention and caught our eyes. Most will feature things like superheroes or sci-fi, although some will go beyond … Read entire article »

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