Category Archives: Comics Industry

Thoughts On Favorite Comic Book Writers

I spent way too much time thinking about something others might rattle off very quickly: who my favorite comic book writers are, and what it would take to displace them. This was based on a comment on a message board … Continue reading

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Carl Barks’ Favorite Duck Story

Years ago,was given as a birthday present, The A-List: The National Society of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films, a collection of essays on 100 great films. It doubled as intelligent writing on various aspects of film, as well as a collection … Continue reading

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A Lesson Plan on Maus

I made this for a class (er, one I was in a student in, rather than one I taught.)   Preliminary Information Lesson Two of Twelve Date:  Tuesday Month/ Day 2015 Grade: Eight Number of Students: 30 Course/ Subject: English … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Four Types of Spider-Man Artists

My latest article for the Crawlspace was a piece on the four types of Spider-Man artists: Dynamic, Street-Level, Ditkoesque, and Weird DYNAMIC I’d almost say this is the standard superhero art format. The people whose adventures are depicted are generally … Continue reading

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The Most Important Spider-Man Comic Book of the Last 20 Years

For the Spider-Man Crawlspace, I wrote about my selection for the most important Spider-Man comic book fo the last 20 Years. It would also be my selection for the most important American comic book: Ultimate Spider-Man #1. Because early issues … Continue reading

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Spider-Man Sales Part 2

I’m interrupting a section written in 2012 with an update about more recent Spider-Man comics. If sales were good during the Big Time era, they’ve been incredible after Amazing Spider-Man #700. This leads to two questions: Do the consistent sales … Continue reading

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The Culture Shock of Brand New Day

Some of the backlash against Brand New Day was inevitable. The book suddenly had younger (defined by the year they were born, rather than the year in which they started writing Spider-Man) American writers. For 30+ years from September 1972 to … Continue reading

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