KC Column: Never-Ending Story, Part 2

Swamp Thing #1
by KC Carlson

PREVIOUSLY ON NEVER-ENDING STORY: Comics entered the 1970s with Jack Kirby jumping from Marvel Comics to DC, where he created the “Fourth World” titles New Gods, Forever People, and Mister Miracle as well as taking over Jimmy Olsen. Marvel compensated for Kirby’s loss by unleashing a wave of new writers like Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Marv Wolfman, Steve Gerber, Don McGregor, Doug Moench, Jim Starlin, and Chris Claremont, most of whom created new characters and concepts as well as taking existing Marvel characters in new — and often startling — directions.


Markley’s Fevered Brain: A Blast From the Past Comes to the Present!

Batman Annuals

by Wayne Markley

DC Comics has a far-reaching and broad library of old comics and stories dating back to the 1930s. Over the years, outside of the major characters (Superman, Batman, etc.), they have not done a great deal with a host of great little known characters. Recently that has changed and, this time, I thought we would take a look at some of the upcoming releases of these blasts from the past.