Posts Tagged ‘John Severin’

An Interview with William M. Gaines, Part Three of Three

Posted by on October 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Concluding the definitive interview from The Comics Journal #81, the EC publisher discusses the Comics Code Authority, refutes founding editor Harvey Kurtzman's version of Mad Magazine's origins, and much more.

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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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