Author Archive | Scott Tipton
Nostalgia is a tricky beast. It means something a little different to everyone. For my father, nostalgia is a dog-eared copy of CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES that passed through his hands only briefly, reading it once, then selling it at an apple-crate stand outside his own father’s restaurant, to young servicemen sailing off to fight the […]
With Mark Waid’s relaunch of DAREDEVIL currently reaping all kinds of well-deserved critical acclaim, it seems like a perfect time to look back at where it all began for Marvel’s Man Without Fear, and take a quick look at how things have changed over the years. Daredevil first appeared in April 1964 in the pages […]
Greetings, culture lovers. As I write this, I’m smack in the middle of what seems like the first real vacation for your humble professor in years and years. However, because I’m too neurotic to break “The Streak” (every Wednesday since 2003, don’t you know), I’m putting aside the figgy pudding and leftover turkey sandwiches for […]
One of the best things about early Daredevil was the absolutely insane villains Stan was coming up with. Like, say, Bird Man and Cat Man. You can read more about the issue by clicking here.
Christmas and comics don’t naturally seem like a match made in heaven, and to prove it, this week we’ll look at some of the oddest mash-ups between superheroes and the holiday season to have ever made their way down the chimney. First up, how about this defiantly geeky Spider-Man rooftop Christmas light rig? Whoever did […]
Editor’s Note: This week’s column is going to be something of a departure, so please bear with us, or else meet us back here next week for a return to the usual fare. So I lost my mom this week. My mother, Diane Ruth Tipton, passed away early Halloween morning after battling esophageal cancer for […]
By Scott Tipton Every family has go-to people for certain issues. I have computer problems, I call my brother. Need to re-wire your house? My dad’s the man. Transmission’s out on the Chevy? Call my uncle. As for me, well, if you’re looking for useless information, I’m the one who gets the call. And call […]