We’re wrapping up Flash Month in our Retro Review Corner! The Golden Age of Comics was full to the brim with super-heroes of all shapes and sizes, including more than one guy who ran fast. When editor Julius Schwartz went looking for a new character for Showcase, he went back to the beginning and rebooted one of the first, which led to a whole new superhero renaissance. Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Showcase #4 awaits!
Press Release Reimagining the popular war stories that filled the pages of comic books throughout the 1950’ and 1960’s, Joe Kubert’s Enemy Ace made an unlikely hero into a genre icon. The classic tales of airborne suspense that first thrilled readers over 50 years ago, will make their mark all over again with Joe Kubert Enemy Ace: Artist’s Edition.
Press Release Editor ROY THOMAS has devoted issue #116 of his magazine ALTER EGO to pay tribute to his friend, collaborator, and renowned comics artist, JOE KUBERT. This issue features four separate interviews with Kubert, discussing the different eras of his comic book career, from the 1940s to the 1970s. As artist (and often writer) of Hawkman, Tor, Enemy Ace, Sgt. Rock, Viking Prince, Tarzan, his legacy will reverberate throughout the comics industry for decades to come, and this issue paints just a small portrait of his massive influence. It also features added art by such Kubert collaborators and contemporaries
Or – “Well, I’m Not TOO Far Behind…” On Wednesday, the ghosts and goblins came out to scare us out of our minds, and to allow us all to unleash the slutty truth within us. DC Comics also tapped into the holiday zeitgeist, unleashing an old favorite on the world with little fanfare, but is it a fright-fest or a huge mess? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Press Release Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes: Artist’s Edition is scheduled to be in comic book stores the last week of September. Collecting the entire four-part origin story of Tarzan, as well as two single part adventures, all adapted by Joe Kubert from the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs stories.
Press Release Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer, Kung Fu legend Jim Kelly, former Power Ranger Jason David Frank, and comics legend Joe Kubert are just some of the great guests attendees can see during panels at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s SUMMER MEGA SHOW event in August!
Press Release Joe Kubert is one of the most lauded artists in the history of comics, a true living legend. He has been a vital creative force since the 1940s and remains so to this day. He has had defining runs on Hawkman, Enemy Ace, Tor, Sgt. Rock, and many others. Among his career highlights is Tarzan of the Apes, and Kubert’s rendition could arguably be called the definitive comic adaptation of the Ape-man.
ROBOT OVERLORD: The only things standing in the way of me becoming the supreme ruler of this planet, are the number of government agencies tracking my every online move, and a good pair of walking legs. For those who seek to do wrong in the funny pages, it’s up to the superheroes of the world to thwart their schemes. But what happens when my man Joseph McCarthy tells them to unmask? I’ll let my underlings fill you in.
The Glyph Comics Awards has announced the nominees for the 2009 awards.Â This is the fourth year for the competition and there are many new names on the list.Â Judging this year’s entries are: Valerie Dâ€™Orazio, president, Friends of Lulu; Mathan Erhardt, writer, Comics Nexus; Ed Mathews, columnist, Pop Image; Tim Oâ€™Shea, writer/interviewer, TalkingWithTim.com; and Elayne Riggs, comics reviewer and commentator. You can also vote for the Fan Award for Best Comic between now and March 31, 2009, at East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), www.ecbacc.com/wordpress.Â The full nominee list after the jump.