DEADMAN: THE NATIONAL PASTIME


Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection

Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection


The wonderful Deadman stories by Mike Baron & Kelley Jones are collected in their entirety in DC’s Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection. KC Carlson looks back at these comics and reveals his connection to them.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Great Summer Reading 2011


Fighting American

Fighting American



Westfield’s Wayne Markley recommends some books for Summer reading, including Titan’s Fighting American, DC’s Yossel, and IDW’s Genius, Isolated.

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10 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT APRIL 2011 COMICS


Archie's Mad House Vol. 1

Archie's Mad House Vol. 1



KC Carlson looks cool books in the new issue of Previews including IDW’s Archie’s Mad House, Dark Horse’s Dark Horse Presents, Fantagraphics’ Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, and more.

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KC Column: The Never-Ending Story Part 1


KC flanked by former Legionnaire artists, Cory Carani & Jeff Moy

by KC Carlson

Though we may be inundated by it in current superhero comic books, long-form serialized storytelling is nothing new.

The idea of telling a long-form storyline as a series of chapters originally dates back to somewhere between the mid-8th and the mid-13th century. The work in question? One Thousand and One Nights, more colloquially known in English as the Arabian Nights. They are actually a series of independent stories gathered together with a framing device, but as originally told, each story was shared over a period of nights, including some kind of “cliffhanger” ending, which would be resolved the following night. Some of the more famous of the stories include “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp”, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”, and “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor”, all of which are probably much better known to several generations of American children as the basis for three very memorable (and historically important) Popeye the Sailor cartoons.

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