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On This Day: Julius Schwartz

On this day in 1915, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in his […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in April

Comics with preposterously fun premises were the order of the day at Hodderscape this April.

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Remembering Jack Kirby

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-three years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, at […]

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What we’re looking forward to in 2017

Anne Perry Book: it’s cheating to say this, because I’ve already read it, but in 2017 the novel The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel, publishes – and it’s awesome. Do you love Flowers in the Attic and the works of Virginia Andrews? Are you a fan of southern gothic? Do you like novels about really […]

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The best books we read in 2016

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Erica Henderson & Ryan North A regular topic of conversation amongst my friends when we’re huddled over a pint or two: which Marvel character would you choose if you could greenlight the film and play the central character? My answer, every time: Squirrel Girl, aka Doreen Green. […]

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Friday Favourites: weird comics

  Celestial Bibendum by Nicholas de Crecy Diego the seal arrives in the corrupt city of New York-sur-Loire and immediately becomes the darling of the intelligentsia. Naturally. They decide to educate and groom Diego and use him as a propaganda tool. But as Diego’s fame and power grows, so do dark and diabolical forces… This comic is completely […]

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!

Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, Rachel Pollack is probably best-known to SF fans for her novel Unquenchable Fire, which won […]

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16 Classy Comics

Nelson (Various) Another anthology comic – fifty contributors each tell one segment of the story of a young woman’s life. From the harrowing to the heart-warming, all the nuanced perspectives come together a way that’s simply glorious. A modern masterpiece. For fans of: Pompidou Posse and other sublime memoirs (real or not)   Daybreak (Brian […]

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Bloom County Returns!

As has been noted across the interwebs, the great Bloom County is returning! Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Berkely Breathed called time on his brilliant satirical cartoon a quarter of a century ago, in 1989; he moved many of his characters over to Outland and then to Opus, but stopped cartooning in 2008, citing the bitter state […]

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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in […]

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Happy Birthday, Neal Adams!

It is an iconic cover by any definition of that word. The two characters are among the most recognised in DC Comics‘ illustrious stable of superheroes. One of them, Green Lantern, is reciting his famous oath, ‘In brightest day, in blackest night . . .’; the other, Green Arrow, is firing an arrow through Green […]

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