bronze johnny

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    Original join date: 01/31/05 04:48 PM
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  1. These covers are incredible! Look at the work Finlay did on his hands and her eyes.
  2. Harryhausen's special effects were the first experienced by my generation (Generation X). The corpus of Harryhausen's work will be admired by generations to come!
  3. This is what I call the end of year: The Leader's 2019 100 Page Super-Spectacular 3 Super Stories in One Issue!
  4. Not my copy but a great Finlay cover:
  5. I'm a big fan of Wrightson but have to also give a nod to Neal Adams for the move back into horror. Let's not forget Kaluta, Ploog, Sparling, Colan, and the legendary Gray Morrow for their respective roles. Still, I can't help but think Myron Fass at Eerie Publications and the guys at Warren and Skywald for having a role in the second great age of horror. I like to think Bernie was the Ghastly Graham of the second great age of horror- I would also argue that the Bronze Age of Horror required a greater level of creativity thanks to the restrictions required by the CCA. The genius of Wrightson is that he achieved greatness within the censorship of the Bronze Age. And he did it when Fass, Warren, and Skywald were essentially precode horror books taking advantage of the freedoms of the magazine format. FM radio first hit the airwaves along with Eerie Publications and Skywald. Bernie and the great artists I mentioned above were doing the unthinkable: making "Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath music" on the restricted airwaves of "AM radio!"
  6. Less than two months away, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Bronze Age of the American Comic Book! An era that gave rise to: Comic book realism/social relevance (see Adams/O'Neil Green Lantern run and Iron Man 128 alcoholism) Diversity of characters representing the growing diverse population of comic book readers: Luke Cage, Shang Chi, Red Wolf, Deathlock, John Stewart, Black Lightning, X-Men's New Team, etc. Marvel Comics surpassing DC is comic book sales - November 1971-January 1972 The Mutant Age of Comics: Wolverine and the X-Men The Overstreet Price Guide Cerebus by David Sim: The independent comic book Star Wars Jack Kirby's Fourth World and Darkseid Conan and the Sword and Sorcery genre: Warlord, Kull, and Red Sonja (also see Barry Windsor Smith's classic Conan the Barbarian run 1-24). Thanos in Iron Man 55 Jonah Hex: Last great creation of the western comic book genre Neal Adams Batman run Bernie Wrightson's classic mystery-horror art (see House of Secrets 92 and 100) Last era of the romance genre DC 100 pagers Treasuries: Marvel & DC Magazines: Skywald, Eerie Publications, and Curtis/Marvel Last great era of the war genre: Sgt. Rock, Unknown Soldier, and Sgt. Fury Atlas-Seaboard Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Hulk on prime time television Return of C.C. Beck's Original Captain Marvel Death issues: Gwen Stacy & Green Goblin The Punisher Frank Miller's classic Daredevil run starts with issue #158 DC's Power Girl Cancelled Comic Cavalcade Moon Knight (yes, Moon Knight) Iron Fist Marvel's Tomb of Dracula run Marvel Picture Frames DC 52 Pagers DC's Sandman: Simon and Kirby's last collaboration Steranko's History of Comics Fireside Books The Antihero Direct Market Spiderman drug issues- no Ccomics Code Authority seal Pacific and Eclipse Comics: Creator control of original artwork DC & Marvel crossovers: Superman v. Spiderman; X-Men & New Teen Titans Revival of the Teen Titans (New Teen Titans) What an age of comics it was! -john
  7. Tell me more about the publisher burning hundreds of issues- anywhere I can read about it? Thanks!
  8. Not my copy but for those of you who love Hammer films and monster movie mags, House of Horror was the premiere British horror import back in the day. Awesome stuff and the first issue has a fantastic cover drawn by the legendary Joe Petagno- who has drawn the classic album covers for rock bands including Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
  9. Cool tribute to Monstervision:
  10. Remembering Monstervision with Joe Bob Briggs!
  11. Watching Matinee film from 1993 and realize that I have this copy! My favorite Gogos cover!
  12. Ahh...Horror Express! A favorite of mine. Love the story of how Lee persuaded Cushing to join the cast. I remember getting excited about seeing this film show up on WOR Ch. 9. Lee and Cushing taking on a really diabolical alien monster. The build-up to the end is classic with Lee and Cushing doing their thing. Savalas and his Cossack troops were hysterical in a way. Classic '70s Cushing and Lee.