THE UNTOLD STORY

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"A WILD-RIDE ACCOUNT" —The Hollywood Reporter
"EPIC" —The New York Times
"INDISPENSABLE" —Los Angeles Times
"DEFINITIVE" —The Wall Street Journal
"SCINTILLATING" —Publishers Weekly
"AUTHORITATIVE" —Kirkus Reviews
"GRIPPING" —Rolling Stone
"PRICELESS" —Booklist
"ESSENTIAL" —The Daily Beast
"REVELATORY" —The Miami Herald
"AS FULL OF COLORFUL CHARACTERS, TRAGIC REVERSALS AND UNLIKELY PLOT TWISTS AS ANY BOOK IN THE MARVEL CANON" —Newsday

twitter.com/seanhowe:

    Finally saw Captain America and... →

    timetokvetch:

    Everyone was right. It was a really decent movie. My brother goes to Bates College, so he asked me to wait to see it until he came down to Boston. We went to a matinee screening, so the theater was pretty empty and we could scream “Go, Joe!” as much as we wanted. We didn’t actually, but of course…

    Joe Simon’s granddaughter weighs in on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Spoiler: she liked the movie, did not like the buried Simon & Kirby credit.)

    — 23 hours ago with 46 notes
    #joe simon  #jack kirby  #captain america 
    salspittle:

In the 1976 Spittlelympics, Kronak bests The Hulk, 4 open mouths to 1. From INCREDIBLE HULK #201 (July 1976).

    salspittle:

    In the 1976 Spittlelympics, Kronak bests The Hulk, 4 open mouths to 1. From INCREDIBLE HULK #201 (July 1976).

    — 3 days ago with 20 notes
    #Sal Buscema 
    Namor fights the Klan in Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Fall 1945). Art by Allen Simon.

    Namor fights the Klan in Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Fall 1945). Art by Allen Simon.

    — 6 days ago with 59 notes
    #namor  #sub-mariner  #timely  #allen simon  #race relations 
    Alien musicians from the planets of Blue Grass and Hip-Hop face off in Marvel’s Marty Stuart: Marty Party in Space, 1995. Art by Pat Boyette. Plot by Marty Stuart. Words by Paul S. Newman.Hmm.

    Alien musicians from the planets of Blue Grass and Hip-Hop face off in Marvel’s Marty Stuart: Marty Party in Space, 1995. Art by Pat Boyette. Plot by Marty Stuart. Words by Paul S. Newman.

    Hmm.

    — 6 days ago with 16 notes
    #marty stuart  #pat boyette  #paul s. newman  #race relations 
    Late-1965 ad for Fantasy Masterpieces #3. "See the early work of Kirby, Ditko, Heck, Ayers and Sinnott! Prefaces by Stan Lee!"

    Late-1965 ad for Fantasy Masterpieces #3.

    "See the early work of Kirby, Ditko, Heck, Ayers and Sinnott! Prefaces by Stan Lee!"

    — 6 days ago with 42 notes
    #fantasy masterpieces  #jack kirby  #steve ditko  #don heck  #dick ayers  #joe sinnott  #stan lee  #house ad 
    Detail of Herb Trimpe’s cover for the Rolling Stone issue that featured this picture of the Marvel Bullpen.

    Detail of Herb Trimpe’s cover for the Rolling Stone issue that featured this picture of the Marvel Bullpen.

    — 6 days ago with 169 notes
    #rolling stone  #hulk  #herb trimpe 
    Ad for New Morning bookstore by Art Spiegelman and Mark Beyer. From the East Village Eye, 1979.

    Ad for New Morning bookstore by Art Spiegelman and Mark Beyer. From the East Village Eye, 1979.

    — 6 days ago with 14 notes
    #art spiegelman  #mark beyer  #east village eye  #new morning 

    Heroes World Distribution, Inc. application for credit.

    — 1 week ago with 78 notes
    #heroes world 
    AMAZON ACQUIRES COMIXOLOGY
Biggest thing to happen to comics since Heroes World?Press release below; this 2013 essay is also worth reading.SEATTLE, Wash. – April 10, 2014 — Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.
“We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

    AMAZON ACQUIRES COMIXOLOGY

    Biggest thing to happen to comics since Heroes World?

    Press release below; this 2013 essay is also worth reading.


    SEATTLE, Wash. – April 10, 2014 — Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.

    comixologyLogo“We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

    “ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

    “Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

    Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York.

    Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

    — 1 week ago with 64 notes
    #comixology  #amazon  #Old comic shops  #lcs  #heroes world 
    — 1 week ago with 101 notes
    #jim starlin  #captain marvel 
    myanatomylesson:

Punisher by John Byrne for CPL Fanzine #8, 1973

    myanatomylesson:

    Punisher by John Byrne for CPL Fanzine #8, 1973

    — 1 week ago with 124 notes
    #John Byrne  #the punisher 
    The Mighty Marvel Bullpen, circa 1970.Of course, the idea of the Bullpen was mostly exaggerated at this time, and so some of these folks must have come in specifically for the photo. But still: [Unknown], Gil Kane, Stu Schwartzberg, Gerry Conway, Bill Everett, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, John Verpoorten, [Unknown], Roy Thomas, Larry Lieber, John Romita, Morrie Kuramoto, [Unknown (Allyn Brodsky?)]This will be updated if more people are identified…
 

    The Mighty Marvel Bullpen, circa 1970.

    Of course, the idea of the Bullpen was mostly exaggerated at this time, and so some of these folks must have come in specifically for the photo. But still:

    [Unknown], Gil Kane, Stu Schwartzberg, Gerry Conway, Bill Everett, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, John Verpoorten, [Unknown], Roy Thomas, Larry Lieber, John Romita, Morrie Kuramoto, [Unknown (Allyn Brodsky?)]

    This will be updated if more people are identified…


     

    (Source: seanhowe)

    — 1 week ago with 87 notes
    #gil kane  #stu schwartzberg  #gerry conway  #bill everett  #herb trimpe  #marie severin  #John Verpoorten  #roy thomas  #john romita  #morrie kuramoto  #larry lieber 
    Captain America Comics #69.

    Captain America Comics #69.

    (Source: seanhowe)

    — 1 week ago with 44 notes
    #captain america