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Not to thread c@&p (though I was invited to do so in pm by the op)...

But anyone who is a fan of “Biro’s work” should read Ten Cent plague.  It paints him in almost as villainous a light as the characters which he so often depicted.

Apparantly he relied on some mechanical devices to assist his work, and in later years when he worked in a managerial capacity he allegedly frequently put his name on underlings works.

That said those covers that bear his signature are worth celebrating on their own merits.  He certainly had a knack for knowing what the public wanted and was a pioneer in the field who pushed societal norms beyond their limits.

 

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4 minutes ago, szavisca said:

Not to thread c@&p (though I was invited to do so in pm by the op)...

But anyone who is a fan of “Biro’s work” should read Ten Cent plague.  It paints him in almost as villainous a light as the characters which he so often depicted.

Apparantly he relied on some mechanical devices to assist his work, and in later years when he worked in a managerial capacity he allegedly frequently put his name on underlings works.

That said those covers that bear his signature are worth celebrating on their own merits.  He certainly had a knack for knowing what the public wanted and was a pioneer in the field who pushed societal norms beyond their limits.

 

Any discussion about our hobby, especially when concerning a giant such as Biro, deserves open discussion whether you agree or disagree with those allegations.  

It's certainly piqued my interest and I will now read the book. 

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36 minutes ago, sagii said:

This cover and it's not so PC villain is all kinds of awesome

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Kind of like a trans gender two-face.

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Great Thread. My fave is Zip #9 . Classic cover . I read about it years ago when Steve Carey talked about it in Comic Book Marketplace. One of his fave covers also. My wife bought me a copy years ago for Christmas, Low grade , tape on spine, but presents nice . He could be over the top, that's for sure. :bigsmile:

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1 minute ago, Jayman said:

A fav Zip of mine! Plus those Dicky in the Magic Forest stories are fantastically weird! :headbang:

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...Not to mention a loaded title :blush:

Nice one @Jayman who knew you collected super heroes :baiting:

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1 minute ago, sagii said:

...Not to mention a loaded title :blush:

Nice one @Jayman who knew you collected super heroes :baiting:

Spiderweb cover. :gossip:

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OOPS!! my Fantastic Comics # 3 picture got in there also. This one is for Sagi. Enjoy!

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