CHARACTER PROFILE: The Hulk

Banes at 12:00AM, June 16, 2016



In the early 60's, shortly after the beginning of Marvel Comics with the Fantastic Four, a second series was released: The Incredible Hulk.

As the Marvel Universe took shape with Spider Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and Daredevil titles, The Hulk stood apart from all the other Super Heroes ...



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Quackcast 271 - Pitface’s tales of ribaldry

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

What makes the “meat” of a story? What makes you fall in love with it, keep coming back for more watches or reads or whatever? I contend it has nothing to do with conflict or culminations or climaxes, those are merely generic structural plottings that are ...


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Are Friends Electric? (Guest post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 29, 2016



“Well, are they?”

Gary Numan (and Tubeway Army) posed that question in 1979. These days it has more relevance that ever before.

“It's cold outside, and the paint's peeling offa my walls.”

As winter approaches in the Southern Hemisphere (winter is coming) my thoughts naturally turn a little ...







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Why do my characters all speak the same way? (Guest Post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 15, 2016



Rather than write about something I'm good at I thought I write about something I'm struggling with, and my attempts to resolve it. Writing characters with distinct voices.

Comics are usually conversations between characters. Speech bubbles are the preferred way to tell comic stories, as opposed to large ...



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Natcherly

Banes at 12:00AM, March 3, 2016



I'm not sure where I first heard of Li'l Abner. Maybe some bits and pieces in a Comic Review Magazine or something.

The Shmoo was a character on the old Flintstones cartoons I used to watch, and Lena Hyena had shown up on the movie Who Framed Roger ...



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Black History Month spotlight: The first black superheroine

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2016



In 1971, five years after in creation of Black Panther and four years before Marvel introduced Storm, the first black female superhero appeared in Hell-Rider #1.



A trained fighter, Butterfly’s super cool costume included a jetpack, suction cups for climbing, and lights that were capable of permanently blinding her ...





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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year I’m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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My New Year's Eve at a Nerd Convention

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2016



"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And ...

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Casting: 1 2 3

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2015


Cast of an obscure 1970's science fiction flick. Current whereabouts unknown

One of the challenges…and maybe one of the greatest pleasures…of creating a series is populating it with a cast of heroes. I know I spend many weeks or months tinkering with characters and deciding who they ...


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My Halloween Playlist

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2015



If you've heard me talk for any reasonable amount of time (apologies!), you know I can't maintain much of a conversation before beginning to list movies. What can I say? I love ‘em!

So for this penultimate October Thursday, I thought I’d share my Halloween movie playlist ...



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