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In Focus: With Friends Like These…

Let’s take a trip back to the heady days of the Silver Age of Comics, when the most important thing was how ludicrously attention-getting the cover of your comic book could be, and figuring out how to make sense of it on the inside was clearly secondary. Case in point? SUPERBOY #96 (April 1962), “The […]

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The Silver Age Lives!

The Silver Age of comics. Writers and artists just plain having fun. If they had a crazy idea, the editors joked about it, made fun of each other for coming up with the crazy notion and then? Well, they spent a bucket of money and published it for millions of readers to see. Batman becomes […]

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Blastoff Welcomes The Jimmy Cummings Collection

Comic books are memories. We don’t collect the stories inside the covers as much as we reclaim the stories within ourselves when we first held them. Who was I back then? What did I wear? Who were my best friends? How did I pay for it? What bike did I ride? What did my mother […]

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

“Your human world is strange. I think I’ll destroy it”   Transport yourself to 1950s America. The military invasion of Korea failed to stall the rise of Communism, the fedora began its inevitable decline, and Russia beat the US into space.    (In Soviet Russia, this joke is still lame)   Basically, we needed a […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.