Posts Tagged ‘Alex Toth’

Minis Monday: Sweetheart Comics #2 and Christina and Charles, Windy Corner Magazine

Posted by on May 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Like the man said, this year’s Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland is coming up fast, as in May 23. Here is more of the booty from last year’s get-together, three books from Austin English.

The Dick Giordano Interview (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 2:13 PM
In the second portion of a three-part interview, Giordano discusses cartoonists' attempts to organize, Neal Adams, Alex Toth, inking, and "that prostitution mentality."

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Blazing Combat

Posted by on March 15th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Archie Goodwin, et al.; Fantagraphics Books; 216 pp., $22.99 (hardcover), $19.99 (paperback); B&W (Hardcover ISBN: 9781560979654, Paperback: 9781606993668) A major goal of publisher James Warren’s 1960s comics was to recreate the glory of the 1950s EC line for a new generation. Blazing Combat was his answer to the Harvey Kurtzman-edited Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, the war comics that were EC’s most highly regarded titles after Kurtzman’s Mad. The series’ writer/editor, Archie Goodwin, followed Kurtzman’s approach very closely. The stories were set in various wars throughout history, and they emphasized human drama over jingoism and sensationalism. Goodwin even corralled several of Kurtzman’s illustrators, including John Severin and Wallace Wood, to contribute work. The series only lasted four issues, but it is among the high points of 1960s comics, and this handsome collection is one of the most welcome reprint volumes of the last few years.

Welcome to TCJ.com and Oh, By the Way, A Brief History of Comics Criticism While I’m At It

Posted by on December 14th, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I have been advised that I should welcome everyone to the shiny new digital incarnation of The Comics Journal here at tcj.com, and indeed I do, but all I could come up with in terms of an introduction-of-sorts were

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