Markley’s Fevered Brain: Jim Aparo – One of the Best


Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 2

Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 2


Jim Aparo was one of the most prolific artists of the Bronze Age, but never achieved the fan-favorite status of some of his peers. Wayne Markley thinks it’s time to change that and takes a look at Aparo’s amazing career.

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DYNAMITE’S KING EVENT TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY, DEBUTING NEW MINISERIES OF KING FEATURES SYNDICATE MAINSTAYS FLASH GORDON, MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN, PRINCE VALIANT, THE PHANTOM, AND JUNGLE JIM


Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon



Dynamite announces King, an epic comic book event that marks the 100th anniversary of King Features Syndicate. New miniseries starring Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, The Phantom, and Jungle Jim lead into this amazing event!

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COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS FOR JUNE 2014: PART 2 (OF 1)


Archie Archives Volume 10

Archie Archives Volume 10



KC Carlson looks at more books in the new Previews including Dark Horse’s Archie Archives Volume 10, Fantagraphics’ Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Volume 5: “Outwits The Phantom Blot”, and Marvel’s Marvel Masterworks: Human Torch Volume 1.

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For Your Consideration: The Phantom: The Complete Dailies Volume 1


The Phantom: The Complete Dailies Volume 1

by Robert Greenberger

By the mid-1930s, comic strips had become one of the highlights of the morning and (yes) afternoon newspapers. Competition was fierce to carry the most popular strips and by then, the adventure strip was a firmly established category thanks to the impact of Tarzan, Dick Tracy, Buck Rogers and others. Among them was Mandrake the Magician by playwright turned scripter Lee Falk. His success led him to conceive of something new and for comic strips, something unheard of. After King Features rejected his self-drawn strip about King Arthur, borrowing from the pulps and going one step further, he created The Phantom in 1936, the first masked and costumed adventure hero.

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