Classick's Comic Book Stash

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

Permalink Harley Quinn 10 (2001) - Harley tries out some Batgirl cosplay. Cover and interiors by the Dodsons.
Permalink (Adjective-less) Spider-Man 24 (1992) Infinity War tie-in feat. Hobgoblin, Demogoblin & Spidey’s six-armed Doppelgänger. Cover by Mark Bagley, Interior pencils by Larry Alexander.
Permalink Birds of Prey 57 (2003) The Huntress is back and she hates windows! Artwork by Ed Benes and Alex Lei. Scribed by the legendary Gail Simone.
Permalink Batman 619 (2003) The “Hush” finale, and look ma! A gatefold cover! Art by the legendary duo of Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
Permalink X-Force 119 (2001) The Milligan-Allred era. Art wasn’t everyone’s favorite, but this was a fascinating turn for the title. Poor little orphan boy, he’s gonna die.
Permalink Captain America 400 (1992) back when milestones mattered in comics. Backup tales with Falcon & U.S. Agent, Diamondback and a reprint of The Avengers #4 when Cap joined the team.
Permalink the Spectacular Spider-Man 204 (1993) Tombstone was one of Spidey’s toughest foes. Classic pencils by the great Sal Buscema
Permalink X-Men 11 (1992) another adventure in the Mojoverse. Jim Lee with the amazing artwork. Plus a Maverick back-up story.
Permalink Marvel Knights Spider-Man #12. Terry & Rachel Dodson with a fantastic cover. Norman Osborn is the worst SOB.
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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 []

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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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