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    STAR WARS publicity team assures the press that the STAR WARS Marvel Comic is “now on the right track,” as of issue #11, with Archie Goodwin and Carmine Infantino.

    — 10 months ago with 177 notes
    #archie goodwin  #carmine infantino  #star wars  #rbcc  #fanzines  #roy thomas  #howard chaykin 
    Oh, that’s just Archie Goodwin as Dark Phoenix.

    Oh, that’s just Archie Goodwin as Dark Phoenix.

    — 1 year ago with 24 notes
    #Archie Goodwin  #Dark Phoenix 

    Jo Duffy in 1978, at age twenty-four. At the time she was writing Power Man & Iron Fist, while Archie Goodwin was writing Spider-Woman. “That’s just as well,” she said, “since no woman could write Spider-Woman the way she’s been established. She’s a bundle of male fantasies and fears about women.”

    This bio mentions that she “looks forward to more writing assignments such as a filler for Ms. Marvel, her first assignment on a book based on a female character.” Did this ever happen?

    — 1 year ago with 275 notes
    #Jo Duffy  #Power Man  #Iron Fist  #Archie Goodwin  #Spider-Woman  #Ms. Marvel  #Linda Fite  #Irene Vartanoff 
    Shortly before Stan Lee left for Los Angeles, he met with Jim Galton, Jim Shooter, and Richard Marschall to work out the details of Nova, a science-fiction comic magazine in the vein of the popular European publication Heavy Metal. Nova—soon to be retitled Odyssey, and then finally Epic Illlustrated—would continue the trend of high-quality color printing begun with the Kiss special; even better, there would be royalties for the creators. If Marvel couldn’t turn around the downward spiral of sales of regular thirty-five-cent comics, maybe they could succeed with higher-profit upscale magazines aimed at readers with disposable incomes and pretensions of sophistication. 




The idea of producing a range of higher-quality product for the fan market had been kicking around for a while. “With a new approach to distribution,” Archie Goodwin had mused three years earlier, “you could think in terms of new formats for comics and start tailoring them for particular audiences instead of producing for the wider mass sales. You could possibly have comics that are right for the bookstores.” Even as overall sales of new comics had slumped, the fan/collector market had grown—Marvel’s nonreturnable sales had increased twentyfold in just five years. Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

    Shortly before Stan Lee left for Los Angeles, he met with Jim Galton, Jim Shooter, and Richard Marschall to work out the details of Nova, a science-fiction comic magazine in the vein of the popular European publication Heavy Metal. Nova—soon to be retitled Odyssey, and then finally Epic Illlustrated—would continue the trend of high-quality color printing begun with the Kiss special; even better, there would be royalties for the creators. If Marvel couldn’t turn around the downward spiral of sales of regular thirty-five-cent comics, maybe they could succeed with higher-profit upscale magazines aimed at readers with disposable incomes and pretensions of sophistication.

    The idea of producing a range of higher-quality product for the fan market had been kicking around for a while. “With a new approach to distribution,” Archie Goodwin had mused three years earlier, “you could think in terms of new formats for comics and start tailoring them for particular audiences instead of producing for the wider mass sales. You could possibly have comics that are right for the bookstores.” Even as overall sales of new comics had slumped, the fan/collector market had grown—Marvel’s nonreturnable sales had increased twentyfold in just five years.

    Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

    — 1 year ago with 27 notes
    #Epic  #Jim Shooter  #Jim Galton  #Kiss  #Heavy Metal  #Archie Goodwin  #Richard Marschall 

    "Appearances…oh, wow!” Chamber of Darkness Special #1, 1972. Art by Syd Shores. Words by Archie Goodwin.

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #Chamber of Darkness  #Syd Shores  #Archie Goodwin 
    Doctor Strange eats a hot dog, 1972. Art by Barry Smith and Frank Brunner. Words by Archie Goodwin.

    Doctor Strange eats a hot dog, 1972. Art by Barry Smith and Frank Brunner. Words by Archie Goodwin.

    — 1 year ago with 37 notes
    #Doctor Strange  #Barry Windsor-Smith  #Frank Brunner  #Archie Goodwin 
    Archie Goodwin and P. Craig Russell, 1980. Photo by Eliot R. Brown.

    Archie Goodwin and P. Craig Russell, 1980. Photo by Eliot R. Brown.

    — 1 year ago with 42 notes
    #Archie Goodwin  #P. Craig Russell  #photos  #Eliot R. Brown  #Epic Illustrated