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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    “Sue Richards, née Storm, the Invisible Girl, had been estranged from her husband, Reed Richards. With Franklin, their mysteriously equipped son, she was in seclusion in the country. She would return only when Reed learned to understand the obligations of family, those paramount bonds that lay beneath the surface of his work.”—The Ice Storm, Rick Moody

    “Sue Richards, née Storm, the Invisible Girl, had been estranged from her husband, Reed Richards. With Franklin, their mysteriously equipped son, she was in seclusion in the country. She would return only when Reed learned to understand the obligations of family, those paramount bonds that lay beneath the surface of his work.”

    The Ice Storm, Rick Moody

    — 2 days ago with 142 notes
    #rick moody  #fantastic four  #marvel comics in the movies 

    Namor, you old salt.

    From Sub-Mariner #54, October 1972. Art by Alan Weiss. Words by Mike Friedrich.

    — 2 days ago with 51 notes
    #sub-mariner  #namor  #Mike Friedrich  #alan weiss 

    "All [the Marvel stars] were essentially monsters turned into superheroes…. When people talk about Spider-Man and his personality problems, it’s all part of the monster side of the super hero genre."

    —Neal Adams, in an exclusive interview with Paul Levitz published in the Winter 2013/2014 Taschen catalog.

    — 2 days ago with 63 notes
    #neal adams 

    jthenr-comics-vault:

    SPIDEY SUPER STORIES #9 (June 1975)
    Art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito
    Words by Jean Thomas

    A couple of fun facts. The first, this story was based on an Electric Company script written by Joss Whedon’s dad, Tom Whedon. The second, flag pins were approximately 40% larger back then. 

    Hope everyone is having a great Easter!

    (via chrisroberson)

    — 2 days ago with 1043 notes
    #spidey  #Winslow Mortimer  #Mike Esposito 
    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.)

    — 6 days ago with 48 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).

    — 1 week 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.

    — 1 week ago with 60 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.

    — 1 week 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!"

    — 1 week 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.

    — 1 week 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.

    — 1 week 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