Tag Archives | Scott Tipton


Watching Out for the Watchmen

The Internet just about broke in half last week with the announcement that DC Comics would be publishing a series of prequel comics based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic, groundbreaking graphic novel WATCHMEN, and without the involvement or approval of Moore, the writer of the series. Long rumored to be in the works, […]

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The worst kind of muckraking masquerading as science, Wertham's book saw perversion lurking in every panel.

EC Comics and the Comics Code Authority: Reduction of the Innocent, Part II

  Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know Toward the end of M.C. Gaines’ time at EC Comics, he had rebranded the humor comics with an “Entertaining Comics” logo. When Bill Gaines took over the company upon his father’s demise, he continued to advertise “Educational Comics” in the back of his publications, but publishing “Entertaining Comics” […]

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One Hundred Percent Pure West

It’s a story I’ve told before, but in light of the subject of this week’s column, it bears repeating: Time for another time-travel trip in the Wayback Machine. Set the dials for the year 1975. Li’l Scott has been forcibly called inside from playing in the front yard. Visibly miffed at this development (though not […]

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What the What?!

Ah, the 1970s. When the only place to see Marvel superheroes come to life was on television, generally CBS. Predating even the INCREDIBLE HULK, SPIDER-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA and DOCTOR STRANGE TV projects was this abortive attempt by David Bowie’s wife Angela in 1975 to get a DAREDEVIL AND BLACK WIDOW project off the ground. Though […]

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

The recent induction of Daredevil to the Avengers has got me thinking: when I first started reading comics, there was always a sort of conventional wisdom that there were certain Marvel characters that absolutely, hands down, no-questions would never been in the Avengers. For the longest time, that “common-knowledge” list was kind of set in […]

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Daredevil Goes Hollywood

Compared to media juggernauts like Spider-Man or the Hulk, ol’ Hornhead hasn’t made that big of a pop-culture splash yet.  There was a fairly awful TV-movie back in the ’80s that teamed up the Hulk and Daredevil. Entitled TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK (in which the Hulk is never put on trial, by the way; […]

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Giving the Devil His Due

Giving the Devil His Due

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 […]

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Bird Man? Really?

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.

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Diane Tipton and her youngest son at his summer job in college. "My son the scholar..."

She Always Called Them Funnybooks

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 […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.