COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS FOR MAY 2014


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KC Carlson looks at new collections and books about comics in Previews including witzend from Fantagraphics, The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo from Dark Horse and Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue and Gray from Marvel.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain – Don’t Shoot Me, I am Only the Writer


Doctor Solar, Man of the AtomWayne Markley follows the illustrious career of the legendary Jim Shooter, from his early days with DC’s Adventure Comics and the Legion of Super-Heroes, to his stint as Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, his start-up efforts at Valiant Comics, Defiant Comics, Broadway Comics and Acclaim Comics, and his eventual return to Legion of Super-Heroes and the resurrection of Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom; Magnus, Robot Fighter; and Turok, Son of Stone.

Over the last forty plus years, one of the best writers

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10 Things I Like About August ’10 Comics (and a couple I’m not so crazy about)


Guardians of the Globe

by KC Carlson

This time out, we’re looking at things that (allegedly) ship in the month of August, traditionally a quiet time in the comics world. Most of the big comic events are, by then, up and rolling along. This is also that point in the year where many publishers are starting to hold back some of their bigger book projects for holiday gift-giving (and wish list) season. (Although some may put out information now for books that don’t actually ship until closer to year end. Caveat emptor – and read your solicitations carefully for actual shipping dates!)

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Interview: Jim Shooter on Dark Horse’s Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom


Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom

Jim Shooter’s career in comics has been impressive, to say the least. His early work on DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes is fondly remember and he recently wrote a new series of Legion stories. At Marvel he wrote such books as Avengers and Secret Wars. His biggest impact at Marvel may have been his term as Editor-In Chief. After Marvel, he was publisher of Valiant Comics where he wrote Magnus and Solar; and he helped found both Defiant Comics and Broadway Comics. This month, Shooter returns to write Dark Horse’s Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom. Westfield’s Roger Ash recently contact Shooter to learn more about this book and his other upcoming Dark Horse work.

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free, Free, FREE!


That’s right boys and girls, Free Comic Book Day is upon us once again!

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