Bedhead

Bedhead

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    Sometimes, Goddamnit, you’ve god to resist the nit pick. Finishing this story, my head was full of a half dozen…

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    OK, review first, quickly, then to the argument. As has been noted elsewhere, this was a beautifully drawn and semi-competently…

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    The pitch was probably pretty easy. It’s the X-files, but with dogs! The strange mysteries of a strange town will…

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    Bedhead's Recent Comments
    June 6, 2011 3:34 pm Jim, great column.
    May 19, 2010 11:25 pm Yes but did you give him credit for Wonder Tot?!?  Wonder Tot!
    May 19, 2010 11:23 pm I'm a moron.
    May 19, 2010 1:25 pm Don't forget to give credit to Kanigher for scripting the first silver age flash story.  He (along with Infantino and Schwartz) deserves credit for creating Barry Allen.
    April 29, 2010 10:40 pm @jumpinjupiter You're not alone.  Jeannette Kahn, DC's long time publisher and one of the good guys in comics according to a lot of creators, objected that the costume was sexist and had artists close the window.   
    April 26, 2010 10:41 pm Well done. 
    April 14, 2010 3:06 pm

    Nice review. 

    April 11, 2010 12:01 am One can mark some of the ages based on the career of DC editor Julie Schwartz.  Schwartz edited Showcase #4 and is largely credited for bringing back The Flash.  Afterwards he led the reboot of many of the DC characters that we think of when we think of the Silver Age (Justice League, The Atom, etc.)  The bronze age might be said to have begun when Schwartz took over as editor of the Superman books in 1970 replacing Mort Weisinger, who'd edited/plotted those books for all those decades of whacky 50s/60s stories.  Schwartz tried to add more "realism" to the title, cutting out the imaginary tales, making superman a TV reporter, getting rid of kryptonite, etc.  Schwartz run on Superman ended with Alan Moore's "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" story line, which was followed by Byrne's famous reboot--this gap could be seen as the beginning of the "modern age" or "dark age" or what-have-you.
    March 29, 2010 2:19 pm Happy Birthday!
    March 27, 2010 9:27 am For books about the comic industry, try Roy Thomas's Alter Ego: the best of the legendary fanzine--which features great interviews and insights on the golden and silver age.  Also oddly compelling is the memoir of journeyman inkier Mike Esposito, "Partners For Life".  Esposito inked everyone (at both DC and Marvel) from WWII through to the 90s and seems to remember them all.  I found Julius Shchwartz's memoirs and Joe Kubert's bio to be disappointing.