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

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    zegas:

Last call for COPRA ROUND ONE! Let your store know that it’s available in the Diamond Previews catalogue, order code OCT141106. 
You know the drill, you GET IT, you’re a big time Copra supporter and I won’t lie — I actually love you for it. I’m not even cheapening the sentiment in order to pad out this message. But do keep in mind, there are millions of other people, stores and fans and friends, who don’t know what a Copra Round One is. Spread that order code around and let’s get this thing out there! 
[Or you can print this up and take it to your local shop!]

    zegas:

    Last call for COPRA ROUND ONE! Let your store know that it’s available in the Diamond Previews catalogue, order code OCT141106

    You know the drill, you GET IT, you’re a big time Copra supporter and I won’t lie — I actually love you for it. I’m not even cheapening the sentiment in order to pad out this message. But do keep in mind, there are millions of other people, stores and fans and friends, who don’t know what a Copra Round One is. Spread that order code around and let’s get this thing out there! 

    [Or you can print this up and take it to your local shop!]

    (via chrisroberson)

    — 12 hours ago with 76 notes
    thecomicsvault:

Steve Ditko in he and Eric Stanton’s shared studio located in Hell’s Kitchen at 43rd St. & 8th Ave., New York (September 1959)

    thecomicsvault:

    Steve Ditko in he and Eric Stanton’s shared studio located in Hell’s Kitchen at 43rd St. & 8th Ave., New York (September 1959)

    — 13 hours ago with 183 notes
    #steve ditko  #eric stanton 
    babylonfalling:

Hugh Romney used to work the Gaslight Cafe back in 1961 when things were really happening on MacDougal Street. Paul Krassner called him “the abstract Lenny Bruce.” He dropped out of New York for the greener pastures of California where he ran into Ken Kesey and joined the band of Merry Pranksters traveling with Kesey across the open road in the fully wired, intricately painted, International Harvester school bus named Furthur. Finally he wound up living on a mountain top tending a hog farm which was harassed by local Birchers for being too much fun. The following is his account of living with the Intergalactic World Brain which he affectionately calls “the puddin’.”
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    babylonfalling:

    Hugh Romney used to work the Gaslight Cafe back in 1961 when things were really happening on MacDougal Street. Paul Krassner called him “the abstract Lenny Bruce.” He dropped out of New York for the greener pastures of California where he ran into Ken Kesey and joined the band of Merry Pranksters traveling with Kesey across the open road in the fully wired, intricately painted, International Harvester school bus named Furthur. Finally he wound up living on a mountain top tending a hog farm which was harassed by local Birchers for being too much fun. The following is his account of living with the Intergalactic World Brain which he affectionately calls “the puddin’.”

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    — 4 days ago with 48 notes
    #wavy gravy  #east village other 
    Interview: Steve Leialoha

    comicsalternative:

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    Conducted by Kim Munson

    In June, I had the opportunity to visit with Steve Leialoha, veteran comics artist, about his career and future plans after his twelve-year involvement in Fables, which is wrapping up with issue #150. An all-around excellent artist, but best known as an inker, Steve has been working professionally in comics since the 1960s, starting with fanzines, then moving on to Marvel…

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    — 6 days ago with 5 notes
    #steve leialoha 
    The Procrastination Flowchart. Keep this handy.

    The Procrastination Flowchart. Keep this handy.

    — 1 week ago with 26 notes

    The Subtle Distinctions! From the stage adaptation of Fortress of Solitude, coming soon to New York.

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    #fortress of solitude 

    At any other company, Mark Gruenwald might have been the HR department’s worst nightmare; at Marvel he was revered, a source of inspiration. After hitting a tough deadline, he might order that the next day be spent writing songs about coworkers, or holding paddleball contests (each paddle personalized with a caricature of its owner), or drawing, or redecorating offices. Smitten with a local newscaster, Gruenwald offered a dollar for every Michele Marsh subway poster that employees could procure; he ended up with about eighty of them, and covered every square inch of his office, lining even the insides of drawers. When he’d had enough of that, he removed the posters, and ordered that all walls and desks in his office be cleared completely—even the phones went into the drawers. The only excess furniture was a small school desk at which his young daughter
    could sit when she visited him after school.

    After work on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe was finished, Gruenwald started a public access cable comedy show, Cheap Laffs, with Carlin and Brown. “We dressed up in costumes,” said Ann Nocenti, who appeared in several episodes. “Mark was the director: ‘Dress like a vampire. Now look vampy.’ It was like Ed Wood on acid.”

    (Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story)

    — 1 week ago with 84 notes
    #Mark Gruenwald  #mike carlin  #Eliot R. Brown  #excerpts  #ohotmu  #ann nocenti 
    Angar the Screamer: He Hates The Man.

    Angar the Screamer: He Hates The Man.

    (Source: seanhowe)

    — 1 week ago with 40 notes
    #angar  #daredevil  #steve gerber 
    Page from “Chiaroscuro,” Marvel Fanfare #40, October 1988, by David Mazzucchelli and Ann Nocenti.

    Page from “Chiaroscuro,” Marvel Fanfare #40, October 1988, by David Mazzucchelli and Ann Nocenti.

    — 1 week ago with 68 notes
    #David Mazzucchelli  #ann nocenti  #marvel fanfare  #angel  #john workman  #david hornung 
    Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman, with wife Jean, circa 1950.

    Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman, with wife Jean, circa 1950.

    (Source: seanhowe)

    — 1 week ago with 289 notes
    #martin goodman 
    thecomicsvault:

COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP
I R O N  M A N / T O N Y  S T A R KTales of Suspense #60 (Dec. 1964)Art by Don Heck & Dick Ayers

    thecomicsvault:

    COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP

    I R O N  M A N / T O N Y  S T A R K
    Tales of Suspense #60 (Dec. 1964)
    Art by Don Heck & Dick Ayers

    (via thecomicsvault)

    — 1 week ago with 308 notes
    #iron man  #don heck  #dick ayers  #tales of suspense 
    Patsy Walker Comics #19, 1948.

    Patsy Walker Comics #19, 1948.

    — 1 week ago with 286 notes
    #patsy walker  #al jaffee