Classick's Comic Book Stash

Over the years I've collected a variety of comic books. This is most of that collection....

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2013: A Year In Covers
Hey all! Here’s a look at all of my covers from 2013. Some were published this year, but drawn in the latter end of 2012, and a couple others were drawn this year, but won’t see print until 2014, but you get the picture.
Big thanks to colorists Maris Wicks (Robocop, Fionna & Cake), Matt Wilson (New Avengers, Aliens vs. Parker), and Kelsey Shannon (Alpha, Captain Marvel 16), for contributing their amazing coloring sensibilities on a few of these.
Thanks also go out to my editors at Marvel, DC, Boom and Dark Horse, for having me on to do all of these in the first place. They were great fun.
I already have some covers I’m working on currently for 2014, so here’s hoping for another good year! Onward!
Stan Lee and Spider Man by Oliver Coipel

First Serial: Marvel Comics, The Untold Story Drugs, feminism, and blaxploitation superheroes — the moment when Marvel changed forever []

© Raeanne Rubenstein, 2012

First Serial: Marvel Comics, The Untold Story

Drugs, feminism, and blaxploitation superheroes — the moment when Marvel changed forever

By Sean Howe onOctober 3, 2012

In the early 1970s, a decade after its initial bursts of hip cachet and mass popularity, Marvel Comics was, like the rest of the industry, a victim of flat sales. Artist Jack Kirby, the co-creator of the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the X-Men, departed for Marvel’s chief competition, and editor-writer Stan Lee considered leaving the industry. After a sabbatical to work on a screenplay, Lee returned to Marvel Comics, taking on the role of publisher and president when founder Martin Goodman — who’d sold the company to a conglomerate called Cadence Industries — retired. (Goodman’s son Chip stayed behind as editorial director.)

Roy Thomas, Lee’s right-hand man in the office since 1965, took the reins as editor, and presided over a revolving door of new talent who’d grown up absorbing the Marvel style and who were eager for work. What did the company have to lose by letting them take a crack at turning around sales? It was, in a more modest way, a repeat of what Hollywood had been experiencing for a few years, after a conflation of big-budget disasters and the successes of Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde convinced the studios that they might as well throw money at scrappy film school graduates and hope for the best. The hard-core comic readers came from all over the country. Among them were Don McGregor, a diminutive, fast-talking, aspiring filmmaker from Rhode Island; Steve Gerber, a chain-smoking Camus obsessive from St. Louis; Gerry Conway, the Brooklyn-born prodigy who’d started writing Superman when he was 14; and Steve Englehart, a bearded and bespectacled conscientious objector from Indianapolis.

Change was coming to Marvel Comics.

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Understanding Ethnocrunching – How Racism Works In The Comic Industry

Taking a break from comics stash posts to share this insightful piece by Brandon Easton. Brandon Easton writes for Bleeding Cool.  He is a current Thundercats and Transformers animation writer and recently had his first graphic novel, Shadowlaw, published.

Permalink Guest stash submission from The KLIQ Nation’s @The_Adam_Black
Permalink The Spawn-Batman cross-over
DC and Image covers
courtesy of Jamie ‘Jay’ Curd on facebook
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Just when I thought I’ve seen it all…
Permalink Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #101
Spidey is plagued by thoughts of Gwen Stacy while defusing a hostage situation involving Blacklash
(image via climaxjump)
Permalink Silver Sable #1
Frequent Spider-Man ally and international mercenary Silver Sable begins her own short-lived title, featuring long-time Spidey villain-turned-ally The Sandman and guest-starring ol’ Webhead himself!
This book has a special foil embossed cover, as was custom in the 90’s with #1s and milestone issues.
Permalink Amazing Spider-Man #329
Cosmic-powered Spider-Man takes on the Tri-Sentinel in this Acts of Vengeance tie-in.
Cover and art by Erik Larsen
Permalink Amazing Spider-Man #519
"The New Avengers?"
Also part of JMS’s run, this issue has the Parker family moving into Avengers Tower after Aunt May’s home is destroyed in issue #518. Adjusting to life under one roof with Spidey’s Avengers teammates will take some getting used to…
Art by Mike Deodato, Jr.
Permalink Amazing Spider-Man #475
Screw Marvel for trying to re-number this flagship title. Thankfully, they retained the original numbering in a subscript below their attempt to “reboot” Spidey.
This issue was in the midst of J. Michael Straczynski’s epic run on the book.
Cover by J. Scott Campbell