The secret origin of pulp fiction comic books? All we can say is top secret -- and introduce you to military intelligence officer Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson.
Fletch Hanks was described as "the most bonkers comic book creator ever." He created with a distinctive voice unlike any other, for better or worse.
In memory of the late Darwyn Cooke, Michael Dooley gathers tributes and remembrances by a dozen or so of his associates, friends and admirers from the graphic arts.
A recent Wonder Woman cover by Neal Adams has drawn criticism for its steamy and perhaps less-than-empowering depiction of the protagonist. Michael Dooley and Arlen Schumer weigh in.
Michael Dooley explores the creative and artistic heritage of cartoons and vintage comics from San Diego Comic-Con.
J.J. Sedelmaier presents his compendium of Avengers comic book covers.
These two recently released comics-based biographies of cartoonists are the firsts of their kind, and combined, they cover around 100 comics pioneers.
Kids these days, with their violence and gunplay and perverse sex. We’d all be so much better if only they didn’t have access to those video games and that nasty music and those awful movies and blah blah blah. Thus goes the scapegoating just as it always has. Back in the early 1950s, comic...
With Chicago’s “C2E2” 2012 ComicCon (http://www.c2e2.com/) approaching this week from April 13-15 at McCormick Place, it seems fitting that I do a piece on an aspect of comic books that everyone even remotely acquainted with the realm knows well – the Johnson Smith & Company of Detroit, Michigan. You may not recognize the firm’s...
Anthony E. Grudin cares about the working class. He also cares – a lot – about Andy Warhol. Not the later Warhol, who pandered to high society celebs, but the younger man, with one foot headed for the galleries and the other still hustling for commercial illustration gigs. Anthony, an assistant professor of...