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House Call

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Giant-Size Creatures #1 - 1st Tigra

Giant-Size Creatures #1 Giant-Size Creatures #1, 1974 - When a prominent scientist friend is kidnapped by Hydra, Greer Grant takes action as the mysterious Cat. Unfortunately, exposure to deadly radiation forces her to undergo a mystic ritual, transforming her into an actual feline creature. With the help of the Werewolf, Tigra and her new friends avert a worldwide pandemic. This Tony [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, 1st Tigra, Giant Size Creatures, Hydra Greer Grant, Werewolf Tigra


Shock Illustrated #2 - Al Williamson art

Shock Illustrated #2Shock Illustrated v1 #2, 1956 - Evading the newly enacted comics code, EC produced several adult-targeted magazines. Each story combined text and artwork in near equal proportion. Al Williamson's tale of murder and infidelity is superbly drawn. His brushwork is supple and masterful. Although confined to black and white, his use of greytone screens increases both depth and [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, EC, Ted Ignacio, Al Williamson


Wonder Comics v2 #20 - Frank Frazetta art

Wonder Comics v2 #20 Wonder Comics v2 #20, 1948 - The Silver Knight must conquer the Barghest, a panther-like creature, before it ravages the countryside. There seems to be a dispute whether Frank Frazetta's inked part or all of this medieval-era tale. Some panels show greater effort than others, with varying degrees of success. His style appears in most of the character faces, but most [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Unknown, Frank Frazetta, Wonder Comics


NPR's Books We Love list is out

Books We Love : Comics and Graphic Novels NPR November 26 2021 https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#tags=comics+%26+graphic+novels&view=covers&year=2021 [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Npr, Mike Rhode


Strange Adventures #117 - 1st Atomic Knights

Strange Adventures #117Strange Adventures v1 #117, 1960 - In the deadly aftermath of World War Three, an ex-soldier named Gardner Grayle recruits a team of ordinary people to overturn a local tyrant. Dressed in medieval armor that protects them from ray guns, the Atomic Knights attempt to bring justice, law and order back to a devastated and chaotic world. Oddly enough, the team isn't featured or [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Gardner Grayle


Gorgo #13 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko Gorgo v1 #13, 1963 - The film that exposes Gorgo to the world consequently leads to his capture. Steve Ditko's first few pages are minimal, bordering on monotonous. As the action increases, however, panels become more detailed and complete. The interaction between human characters is frankly more interesting, with faces full of expression and individuality. Once again, the Ditko [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Unknown, Steve Ditko, Ditko, Gorgo, Steve Ditko Gorgo


News Post: Millenery

Tycho: At first, I thought Ridley Scott was laying the blame for his movie's failure at the door of milliners - hardworking folk whose craft is plied to the delight of the head and scalp. But no! No. It was instead placed on the brow of that oft maligned cadre, The Millennial, whose disinterest in the schemes of their boomer forebears is well known. Sometimes when there is an article about a director's incredible take-smithing, I can go and read it and - as is my doom - understand what...
Tags: Comics, Ridley Scott, Tycho, Millenery


Comic: Millenery

New Comic: Millenery [Author: [email protected] (Tycho)]
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Siren


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Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/24/2021

I still can't add to the Facebook page. Bob Mankoff's Favorite Thanksgiving Cartoons November 22, 2021 by Bob Mankoff https://www.cartoonstock.com/blog/bob-mankoffs-favorite-thanksgiving-cartoons/   "Tropical Sandbox" Caption Contest Commentary with Lawrence Wood November 23, 2021 by Lawrence Wood https://www.cartoonstock.com/blog/tropical-sandbox-caption-contest-commentary-with-lawrence-wood/ ...
Tags: Comics, New York, Belgium, Random House, Peter, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Hill, Fairfax, Literary Hub, Yang, Dostoyevsky, Scott Snyder, New York Times Book Review, Michelle Lee, Fairfax Co, Bob Mankoff


The Post on Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Disney's 'Encanto' has a simple but powerful message: It's not what you do, but who you are that counts By Kristen Page-Kirby Freelance writer Washington Post November 22, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/encanto-movie-review/2021/11/22/96455108-4af6-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html How Lin-Manuel Miranda became a go-to songwriter for Disney [in print as Earworms that turn into butterflies; Encanto] By Micha...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Michael Cavna Washington Post


Pictorial Romances #4 - Matt Baker art + 1st issue

Pictorial Romances #4 Pictorial Romances v1 #4, 1950 - Saving all her money, Ginger spends a week at a posh resort to experience (for a short time) the life of the rich and glamorous. Matt Baker's art is generally straightforward and dependably laid out. There's little visual interest, perhaps with the exception of a dream-like panel of an underwater kiss (see interior page below). This title [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Romance, Keys, 1950s, Baker, St John, Matt Baker, Ted Ignacio, 1st Issues, Pictorial Romances


Excalibur #27 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Barry Windsor-Smith Excalibur v1 #27, 1990 - Suddenly transported to another dimension, Nightcrawler and Phoenix come face to face with the mysterious Nth Man. Barry Smith, a seasoned veteran of Marvel mutant books, steps in as a guest artist on the series. His layouts are strong and vary wildly throughout. However, Bill Sienkiewicz's typically loose inking style is a mismatch for the pencils. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Phoenix, Barry Smith, Ted Ignacio, Barry Windsor Smith, Bill Sienkiewicz, Barry Windsor Smith Excalibur


Iron Fist #5 - John Byrne art

Iron Fist #5 Iron Fist v1 #5, 1976 - Searching for Colleen Wing in London, Iron Fist must contend with a master swordsman calling himself Scimitar. John Byrne employs small, sequential panels to showcase the hero's martial arts moves. Though a bit overdone, it seems more appropriate than other Marvel super-hero titles. The story's highlight is the opening splash (see interior page below), [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, Unknown, 1970s, Byrne, John Byrne, Colleen Wing in London Iron Fist, Scimitar John Byrne


The Private Reserve

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'I'm Just a Bill' writer dies, long after process did

Dave Frishberg, composer and performer of inventive, witty jazz songs, dies at 88 [in print as Jazz performer, wry lyricist also wrote 'I'm Just a Bill'; Schoolhouse Rock] By Matt Schudel November 23, 2021 p B5 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2021/11/19/dave-frishberg-dead/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Dave Frishberg, Mike Rhode, Matt Schudel


Tired Turkey


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Comics in National Building Museum's CANstruction competition

 by Bruce Guthrie I spent much of Sunday at the National Building Museum watching the CANstruction event. As the sponsoring group AIA | DC (the Washington Architectural Foundation) explains it: Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, Canstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and ...
Tags: Comics, America, Peanuts, Washington Dc, Lewis Carroll, Jack, Jack Kirby, AIA, Captain America, Alice, Joe Simon, Cheshire, Woodstock, Caterpillar, Emerald City, Shel Silverstein


“Gender Queer, A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe returns to Fairfax high schools

2 controversial books returning to Fairfax Co. high school library shelves [ "Gender Queer, A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe] John Domen November 23, 2021, https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2021/11/two-controversial-books-going-back-on-hs-library-s...
Tags: Comics, Fairfax, Fairfax Co, Mike Rhode, Maia Kobabe, John Domen, Nicole Asbury Washington Post


LibraryCon 2021: Dark Horse Comics- Roye Okupe, author of MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN VOLUME 1

LibraryCon 2021: Dark Horse Comics- Roye Okupe, author of MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN VOLUME 1 Kate Jay Jul 15, 2021 prhlibrary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vLXfSpLZHE&t=23s [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Mike Rhode, Roye Okupe, Kate Jay


Nickel Comics #1 - 1st Bulletman

Nickel Comics #1 Nickel Comics v1 #1, 1940 - Jim Barr is a scientist and criminologist who creates an antitoxin for evil. Experimenting on himself, he unexpectedly increases his mass and brain power. Vowing to fight crime, he invents an anti-gravity helmet and becomes Bulletman. Also making their first appearances in separate stories are Warlock the Wizard (who can summon a giant decapitated hand [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Warlock, Ted Ignacio, Jim Barr, Nickel Comics


Battle #68 - Jack Kirby cover, Kirby / Steve Ditko art, Kirby / Al Williamson art

Jack Kirby Battle v1 #68, 1960 - Two Jack Kirby tales occupy this issue, each finished by a different inker. In the first, an American pilot grows bored with reconnaissance missions, until he encounters the enemy. Al Williamson's inks add little enhancement, with the exception of the more heavily detailed splash page. Kirby's second story deals with a young soldier's first run-in with an enemy [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, War, Atlas, 1950s, Jack Kirby, 13, Unknown, Williamson, Kirby, Ditko, Al Williamson, Kirby Steve Ditko, Kirby Al Williamson


A Review of Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town by Brett Bean

by Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town, by Brett Bean, Penguin Workshop, ISBN 978-0-593-22660-5, $12.99,  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/ZPS/zoo-patrol-squad To begin my review, I will note a few features in Zoo Patrol Squad: A New Sheriff in Town by Brett Bean: a feline character sending evil vibes with a tilted top hat is way too tall; a colorful and cartoonish western-style saloon setting; and comedic elements that hearken back to Mel Blanc ‘toons (e.g., animal characters ...
Tags: Comics, Mel Blanc, Jason D. DeHart, Review of Zoo Patrol Squad, Brett Bean, Zoo Patrol Squad, Brett Bean Penguin Workshop ISBN


OMG Turkeys 2021

Happy turkey day
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Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/23/2021

I could briefly add to the Facebook page, but... then I couldn't. So here's yesterday's and early today's citations, some of which are duplicates of what appeared on FB. INTERVIEW: Matt Kindt on bringing witches, serial killers, and war to APACHE DELIVERY SERVICE What's war without its monsters? Ricardo Serrano Denis 11/23/2021 https://www.comicsbeat.com/matt-kindt-apache-delivery-service-interview/ ...
Tags: Comics, Disney, Netflix, New Yorker, Hayao Miyazaki, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Lascaux, Barajas, Alex Raymond, Blas, Michael O Connell, Anta, David Harper, Mike Rhode, Terry Blas


Mystery In Space #7 - Alex Toth art

Mystery In Space #7 Mystery In Space v1 #7, 1951 - Unlike his work for Dell, Alex Toth's DC issues during the 1950s were almost always inked by someone else. Consequently, the artist's spontaneous lines were often dampened or reworked. This tale, featuring a science fiction writer at the Venusian Olympics, stumbles due to uninspired layouts and mediocre drawings. This story was later [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Unknown, Alex Toth, Dell Alex Toth