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The Comic Book Relationship between Jack Kirby and John Byrne

The Comic Book Relationship between Jack Kirby and John Byrne

As shown in other episodes, Jack Kirby co-created the Marvel Universe and co-plotted, and drew an incredibly high amount of output for Marvel in the 1960s.  Frankly, there was no Marvel as we know it today until Jack came along after the Atlas implosion and co-created the Marvel Universe with Stan Lee.  He co-created so… Read More

A History of the Lone Ranger by  Jeff Kepley

A History of the Lone Ranger by Jeff Kepley

 IN SEARCH OF “OUR LEGEND” It was a pleasant Wednesday afternoon, not your typical hot July 3rd day in the Sacramento Valley.  I was hoping and praying that the movie I was about to see would recreate and add to the legend that was started at a Detroit radio station 80 years ago.  For me… Read More

Doc Savage, a Pulp Precursor to Comic Superhero’s

Doc Savage, a Pulp Precursor to Comic Superhero’s

As we remember from the Pulps to Comic Books episode,     Doc Savage was first created as a pulp hero by Lester Dent in 1933 and his name was Clark Savage, Jr the Man of Bronze and was referred to as a Superman in various newspaper ads.  We also mentioned how similar that was… Read More

Enough about Marvel, What’s up with DC’s Silver Age???

Enough about Marvel, What’s up with DC’s Silver Age???

We’ve spent alot of time talking about various factors behind Marvel’s Silver Age, but we forget that DC was a company with characters that started off the Superhero Golden Age and found some new traction in the 1950’s and 1960s that inspired Marvel to follow suit in its own way.  We spoke briefly in our… Read More

From Atlas Monsters to Marvel Superheroes

From Atlas Monsters to Marvel Superheroes

In this episode of CBH, we’ll be discussing how many of the Marvel super characters from the 1960s or 1970s derived their names from older characters of the same company, either Timely 1940s, Atlas 1950s, or their Monster period under Independent News Distribution late 1950s to 1962.  The relevance of IND as distributor was explained previously… Read More

Steve Ditko, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

Steve Ditko, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

We all know Stan Lee, but who is Steve Ditko?  Steve Ditko is many great things, but one thing for certain he is a co-creator and founding father of the Marvel Universe.     No one really can say with certainty what was the nature of the creative discussions between him and Stan Lee, but… Read More

Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

We all know Stan Lee, but who is Jack Kirby?  Jack Kirby is co-creator and a founding father of the Marvel Universe.     No one really can say with certainty what was the nature of the creative discussions between him and Stan Lee, but no doubt they (with the help of Steve Ditko) came… Read More

1969 to 1972 early Jim Starlin Fanzine Art

1969 to 1972 early Jim Starlin Fanzine Art

Star Studded 16, 1969 is a fantastic “Amateur Magazine” containing very early work by Jim Starlin, as well as a Ditko style adventure by Dennis Fujitake, and a pre-professional pin-up by Dave Cockrum amongst alot of other content. It really is a wonderful lens into some very creative comic/magazine work of the late 1960s/Silver Age.… Read More

What is up with Wolverine’s hair???

What is up with Wolverine’s hair???

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about Wolverine’s jelly roll hair cut and its roots in Comic History.     Read below and/or click to view the video:   We’re going to start in the year 1982 with an iconic image of Frank Miller’s cover to Wolverine Limited Series 1. I think we can rally… Read More

From Golden Age to Marvel’s Silver Age

From Golden Age to Marvel’s Silver Age

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting Golden Age Precursors to Silver Age Marvel Characters. Marvel Silver Age Superhero’s are a lot of fun, and get a lot of screen time in movie theaters these days.  Some fans will check out the 1960s comic books and have a great time watching these characters being created… Read More

From Newspaper Strips to Comic Books

From Newspaper Strips to Comic Books

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting newspaper strip precursors to later comic books.  Newspaper comic strips predate the first comic book by a definite 5 or so decades, and the first comic books were compilation reprints of newspaper strips.   Comic book stories and choreography, evolved from old pulp magazine storylines as well as… Read More

From Pulps to Comic Books

From Pulps to Comic Books

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting Pulp Precursors to Comic Books.  Superhero’s are a lot of fun, and get a lot of screen time in movie theatres these days.  Some fans will check out these old comic books and have a great time watching these characters being created by people like Jerry Siegel,… Read More

The 1957 Atlas Implosion’s effect on Marvel’s Silver Ageg

The 1957 Atlas Implosion’s effect on Marvel’s Silver Ageg

Welcome to the second installment of CBH, today we’re going to briefly touch upon the 1957 Atlas Implosion and its effect on Marvel’s Silver Age leading up to 1968 acquisition of Marvel by Perfect film & Chemical with its switchover to Curtis Circulation as its main distributor. This talk will also include some of the… Read More

The 8 Ages of Comic Books

The 8 Ages of Comic Books

* Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about the 8 ages of comic books including the: Platinum Age (1897-1937), Golden Age (1938-1947), Atomic Age (1948-1955), Silver Age   (1956-1969), Bronze Age (1970-1984), Dark or Copper Age (1985-1991), Extreme Age  (1992-1998), Movie Age  (1998 – 2016) Read below and/or click to watch the video:   How does… Read More

The Comic Book Relationship between Jack Kirby and John Byrne

The Comic Book Relationship between Jack Kirby and John Byrne

As shown in other episodes, Jack Kirby co-created the Marvel Universe and co-plotted, and drew an incredibly high amount of output for Marvel in the 1960s.  Frankly, there was no Marvel as we know it today until Jack came along after the Atlas implosion and co-created the Marvel Universe with Stan Lee.  He co-created so […]

The Lone Ranger Big Little Books by Larry Lowery and Jeff Kepley

The Lone Ranger Big Little Books by Larry Lowery and Jeff Kepley

  The legend of the Lone Ranger was born on Detroit radio station WXYZ in January 1933, the product of station owner George W. Trendle and writer Fran Striker. The program was a success from the start, and within a year was also being heard on WGN in Chicago and WOR in New York in […]

A History of the Lone Ranger by Jeff Kepley

A History of the Lone Ranger by  Jeff Kepley

 IN SEARCH OF “OUR LEGEND” It was a pleasant Wednesday afternoon, not your typical hot July 3rd day in the Sacramento Valley.  I was hoping and praying that the movie I was about to see would recreate and add to the legend that was started at a Detroit radio station 80 years ago.  For me […]

Doc Savage, a Pulp Precursor to Comic Superhero’s

Doc Savage, a Pulp Precursor to Comic Superhero’s

As we remember from the Pulps to Comic Books episode,     Doc Savage was first created as a pulp hero by Lester Dent in 1933 and his name was Clark Savage, Jr the Man of Bronze and was referred to as a Superman in various newspaper ads.  We also mentioned how similar that was […]

Enough about Marvel, What’s up with DC’s Silver Age???

Enough about Marvel, What’s up with DC’s Silver Age???

We’ve spent alot of time talking about various factors behind Marvel’s Silver Age, but we forget that DC was a company with characters that started off the Superhero Golden Age and found some new traction in the 1950’s and 1960s that inspired Marvel to follow suit in its own way.  We spoke briefly in our […]

From Atlas Monsters to Marvel Superheroes

From Atlas Monsters to Marvel Superheroes

In this episode of CBH, we’ll be discussing how many of the Marvel super characters from the 1960s or 1970s derived their names from older characters of the same company, either Timely 1940s, Atlas 1950s, or their Monster period under Independent News Distribution late 1950s to 1962.  The relevance of IND as distributor was explained ...

Read more

Steve Ditko, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

Steve Ditko, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

We all know Stan Lee, but who is Steve Ditko?  Steve Ditko is many great things, but one thing for certain he is a co-creator and founding father of the Marvel Universe.     No one really can say with certainty what was the nature of the creative discussions between him and Stan Lee, but […]

Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe

We all know Stan Lee, but who is Jack Kirby?  Jack Kirby is co-creator and a founding father of the Marvel Universe.     No one really can say with certainty what was the nature of the creative discussions between him and Stan Lee, but no doubt they (with the help of Steve Ditko) came […]

1969 to 1972 early Jim Starlin Fanzine Art

1969 to 1972 early Jim Starlin Fanzine Art

Star Studded 16, 1969 is a fantastic “Amateur Magazine” containing very early work by Jim Starlin, as well as a Ditko style adventure by Dennis Fujitake, and a pre-professional pin-up by Dave Cockrum amongst alot of other content. It really is a wonderful lens into some very creative comic/magazine work of the late 1960s/Silver ...

Read more

What is up with Wolverine’s hair???

What is up with Wolverine’s hair???

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about Wolverine’s jelly roll hair cut and its roots in Comic History.     Read below and/or click to view the video:   We’re going to start in the year 1982 with an iconic image of Frank Miller’s cover to Wolverine Limited Series 1. I think we can rally […]

From Golden Age to Marvel’s Silver Age

From Golden Age to Marvel’s Silver Age

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting Golden Age Precursors to Silver Age Marvel Characters. Marvel Silver Age Superhero’s are a lot of fun, and get a lot of screen time in movie theaters these days.  Some fans will check out the 1960s comic books and have a great time watching these characters being created […]

From Newspaper Strips to Comic Books

From Newspaper Strips to Comic Books

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting newspaper strip precursors to later comic books.  Newspaper comic strips predate the first comic book by a definite 5 or so decades, and the first comic books were compilation reprints of newspaper strips.   Comic book stories and choreography, evolved from old pulp magazine ...

Read more

From Pulps to Comic Books

From Pulps to Comic Books

Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about interesting Pulp Precursors to Comic Books.  Superhero’s are a lot of fun, and get a lot of screen time in movie theatres these days.  Some fans will check out these old comic books and have a great time watching these characters being created by people like Jerry Siegel, […]

The 1957 Atlas Implosion’s effect on Marvel’s Silver Ageg

The 1957 Atlas Implosion’s effect on Marvel’s Silver Ageg

Welcome to the second installment of CBH, today we’re going to briefly touch upon the 1957 Atlas Implosion and its effect on Marvel’s Silver Age leading up to 1968 acquisition of Marvel by Perfect film & Chemical with its switchover to Curtis Circulation as its main distributor. This talk will also include some of the […]

The 8 Ages of Comic Books

The 8 Ages of Comic Books

* Welcome to CBH, today we’re talking about the 8 ages of comic books including the: Platinum Age (1897-1937), Golden Age (1938-1947), Atomic Age (1948-1955), Silver Age   (1956-1969), Bronze Age (1970-1984), Dark or Copper Age (1985-1991), Extreme Age  (1992-1998), Movie Age  (1998 – 2016) Read below and/or click to watch the video: ...

Read more