Art & Culture

This is a teasing note at the beginning. Primitive man did make sequential drawings on cave walls foreseeing the eventual demand for comic books.

Golden Age comics are valued for their rarity caused by momma's giving their son's comic book collection to paper drives while the sons were off fighting in the war.

Thomas Nast's drawings not only help explain the corruption of politicians like Boss Tweed, but the French authorities apprehended Tweed in the French port after he had fled there.

The Bronze Age of comics is the age I grew up in; and I am honest about my preference. Marvel could not print too many comic books for me.

September 1957, Alarming Tales premieres. Features tales of animal take-over before Rod Serling's Planet of the Apes and Jack Kirby's Kamandi.

Yellow Kid early comic character in strip Hogan's Alley from 1895 - 1898.

I have a personal affinity for the silver Age of comics because Marvel really broke out in it. The release of the Fantastic Four was quickly followed by their other Marvelous titles

Mutt and Jeff premiered as early popular strip.

August 1945, premiere of Patty Jo 'n' Ginger.

Few things grab me like a Marvel movie. I have even cheered out-loud at several of them.

Marvel Comics first issue October 1939.

I still consider the Warriors of the Shadow Realm an impressive but unnoticed accomplishment. It was the first time I saw air-brush in comics books.

1842 - Rudolphe Topffer's Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck published in English in New York.

I actually had a very early copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which I sold because I thought they were past their popularity. (this was before they had even been on television). I was a little off.

1814 - Japanese Master Artist Engraver, Katsushika Hokusai, who made the Great Wave,  began humorous drawings which were the origin of Manga.

I thought the Stan Lee bio was wonderful and beautifully done in a comic book format.

To defray costs, Munzey used a cheaper paper made from pulp wood to print his funnies; and caused the term pulp comics which would later become pulp fiction.

Superman first hero in 1938 opening doors to many more.