Posts Tagged ‘superheroes’

THE PANELISTS: Teaching a Superhero Seminar (A Reflection)

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Charles started the new week at The Panelists with a reflection on the superhero comics seminar he taught last semester at CSU Northridge (complete with a list of ten realizations).

THE PANELISTS: The Continuity Shuffle

Posted by on January 25th, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Today at The Panelists, Charles Hatfield takes a look at continuity-heavy superhero crossovers/events/crises through the lens of Kurt Busiek and George Perez's JLA/Avengers. Excerpt: "Okay, so prelapsarian innocence (think DC in the early sixties) can comfortably coexist with angst, moral ambiguity, and post-direct market revisionism. And stories can poach freely from various eras, resulting in complexity and irony. Sure, why not?"

“Somebody with an Insect’s Head Passed Out on the Couch”

Posted by on December 12th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Readings: Choice bits from a fine-lit superhero novel

A Weisinger Resources List Part Three (of Three): Websites and Blog Posts

Posted by on October 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List concludes with Internet materials concerning Mort Weisinger, the self-hating mastermind behind the baby boomers' Superman.

A Weisinger Resources List Part Two (of Three): Books

Posted by on October 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List continues, this time with books by or about Mort Weisinger, the most feared and renowned editor of the Silver Age.

A Weisinger Resources List Part One (of Three): Alter Ego

Posted by on October 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List will run in three parts. We start with fanmag articles about Mort Weisinger, the man who reinvented Superman for the baby boomers.

Mac Raboy’s Other Superhero

Posted by on September 30th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: You know who Hitler was really worried about? The Green Lama

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Fire, chaos and frenzy with the most fearsome illustrator of the Golden Age

American Son #1

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
A decent cover followed by a whole lot of nothing. On display this issue: civilians with pointlessly dynamic postures, a black kid getting helped, unremarkable moments splashed across the page bigger than they should be.

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
More of the most flamboyant covers you'll ever see

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