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Review: MARVEL COMICS #1000 Celebrates History While Beginning a New Mystery

Marvel Comics #1000 Celebrates the 80th anniversary of Marvel's debut comic (Marvel Comics #1) under original publisher Timely Comics, the big 80th-anniversary issue hits...

[Review] INVADERS #1 Opens a Complex Story of Friendship and Trauma

With Invaders #1, Marvel harkens back to its legacy of World War II-era characters including Captain America, Namor, and others. Brought forward into the...

The Dusk of the Monster Age: The Rise & Fall of Space & Robot Comics

As a jaded comics historian looking back on the age of wonder and optimism that was the ’50s, my favourite comics are ones that feature artists and writers’ far-fetched visions of the future — robots and all — and a few of the best ones come from people you’re probably familiar with for other work they did.

Jack Kirby: Krackling into the Unknown in the Late 1950s

Jack Kirby co-created some of the most enduring characters that Marvel Comics, or its predecessors Timely or Atlas, has published. Not satisfied with co-creating...

Golden Age Black Canary – Fishnets and a Blonde Wig Go A Long Way

It’s 1947. The second world-war is over but the cold war is just beginning. Critics rave about David Lean’s film adaptation of Great Expectations....

Fighting American: Simon & Kirby’s Forgotten Cold War Super Soldier

There are few names in comics that are as well-known as Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Kirby co-created, with Stan Lee and others, nearly...

Menace Comics Volume One: A Ghoulish Hardcover Review

Hello True Believers! The Atlas Comics Aficionado here to regale you with tales that will make you shiver with, you guessed it, fear! Let...

The Invaders – Roy Thomas’s Take on Timely Comics

You've probably seen them in your local comic shops, collected editions of Roy Thomas's run on The Invaders. Starting with Giant-Size Invaders #1 (cover...

‘The Marvels Project’ – A Rigorously Researched Retcon

Five years ago Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's eight-part mini-series The Marvels Project: Birth Of The Super Heroes hit the shelves. It's currently available in...