Sunday, June 22, 2014

Babykins running 06 22 14 08 04

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Comic Book Resources pics for number 1 and 2 best Batman Artists and Writers.

Now, unless you are living under a rock, you know that Batman turns 75 this year.

Comic Book Resources in honor of this occasion had created several best lists.

The two that interest me the most were top 100 Artists and Writers.

So to say that I agree with there top 2 picks would be understatement.

Top two Batman Artists:  Jim Aparo and Neal Adams

The top 5 pick I would have rated at number 3: Steve Englehart. As they mentioned in the article Steve gave Batman a great new love interest in Silver St. Cloud, and gave us a Deadshot that we know today. and Last but not least a Rupert Thorne.  All of which made for great reading.

The other picks are on the attached link:

Top Two Batman Writers: Frank Miller and Denny O'Neil

The Top 5 pick I would have rated at number 3: Marshall Rogers.  Rogers art is closer to the style of Adams and Aparo.  CBR's number 3 is closer to Joe Kubert (whose art I love).  Don't get me wrong.  CBR's number 3 is good.  But I want a cinematic quality to my Batman. Aparo, Adams, and Rogers art make me feel like I am literally reading a movie.

The other picks are on the attached link:

Check these articles out.  CBR usually does some great top lists.  These are no exception to that rule.

Go Forth and do Well,


Monday, June 16, 2014

DC Comics Full Sept 2014 Solicits

DC has finally posted the rest of the September 2014 Solicits.

Comment:  All of the Future's End's #1's replace the regular titles for the month of September.

So, like the 52 different covers, DC is trying to boost sales by special covers and a bunch of Number 1's.

I guess they have to make a living somehow.  My preference is that they write great stories to boost sales.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What Came First Gorilla Grodd Or Planet of the Apes?

Gorilla Grodd predates Planet of the Apes by 4 years.

Grodd appeared in FLASH #106, Apr- May 1959

The French novel PLANET OF THE APES was published in 1963. Four years after the appearance of Gorilla Grodd.

Gorilla City, the place that most resembles the city in Planet of Apes movie, also appeared in FLASH #106.

Jack Kirby's KAMANDI was a nod to PLANET OF THE APES after DC Comics could not retain rights to the Book and Movie.

 Ironically Kirby had already wrote a similar story to it in 1956 for Harvey Comics.
See this link for more info about KAMANDI and the Harvey story by Kirby:

So there PLANET OF APES.  GORILLA GRODD is king of the talking Apes.

Go Forth and Do Well