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John Byrne: Filling Big Footsteps

Not many creators can lay claim to being a true successor to the legacy of Jack “The King” Kirby. John Byrne, through his decades of impressive output as both an artist and a writer/artist, is one of the few. Byrne, British-born but Canadian-raised, began his artistic career humbly enough. In the mid-’70s, he worked for […]

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Sue Storm and Star Wars

Sue Storm, Modern Woman

Sue Storm is a woman of many talents. Superhero. Wife. Mother. Generally awesome. And I don’t just like her because she quoted Star Wars in “Childhood’s End:”   It didn’t hurt, but it’s not the only reason I admire the Invisible Girl. I respect the way she is able to balance her life. She delivers […]

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Everything Old Is Newish Again

With all the MARVEL NOW! Announcements that have been coming out in the last few weeks, the one that seems to have surprised and confused people the most is the new FF series by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred, featuring a new replacement team of Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and hilariously, “Miss Thing,” a celebutante-type in […]

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Groovy, Man

For its time, the 1967 FANTASTIC FOUR animated series from Hanna-Barbera was pretty good. It had decent animation, good action, strong scripts, and a really jazzy little theme song:

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.