Category Archives: Marvel Comics

NRP’s Top 100 Comic Books

NPR recently released a list of 100 favorite comic books. They’re generally careful to add some qualifiers. This isn’t meant as a comprehensive list of the “best” or “most important” or “most influential” comics, of course. It’s a lot more … Continue reading

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When Comics Suck

In Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, Sean Howe summed up an uninteresting period Throughout the line, the creative assignments began to resemble a laconic game of Whac-A-Mole, with each substitution having little effect on the acceptably bland quality that had defined … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Greatest Comic Book Moments Part 2

In 1998, Wizard published a list of the “greatest moments in comic books.” Peter David wrote about their selections for Comic Book Buyer’s Guide, and later reposted the article on his website. He didn’t care for the way the list ignored … Continue reading

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This Should Be Collected #6: Karl Kesel’s Fantastic Four

John Seavey of Mightygodking mentioned Karl Kesel as one of the things he loves about comics. A major reason for that is his excellent scattered work on Fantastic Four. He also wrote the first few issues of ‘Fantastic Four 2099′, the … Continue reading

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A Middle School Social Studies Teacher’s Experiences on Culture and Comic Books

This is based on an interview I did for the class on Multiculturalism in my Education masters program. GT is a Social Studies teacher in Middlesex County, New Jersey. I’ve known him for several years, since before I decided to … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Best Issue Ever!

Wizard celebrated 2000 with a special covering their favorite things about comic book, including the top ten creators, characters and Top 40 stories. It was good stuff for a high school freshman who was suddenly able to afford trade paperbacks. … Continue reading

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Critics on 100 Essential Comic Books

Years ago, I was given the book The A List: The National Society Of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films as a birthday gift. It was a collection of essays by notable critics on 100 important movies. It’s something I’ve returned to every … Continue reading

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