So Ottawa Comiccon has come and gone, and I had the opportunity to work with Chris Claremont in my capacity as a guest liaison. During one of his panels he mentioned that he did not like how they revealed Wolverine's origin. He said that it took away the mystery of the character. He went on to comment how that the mystery behind Logan's past was what gave the character dimension and that when he wrote the character he had no intentions of revealing Logan's entire past, just small snippets here and there.
This got me to thinking... I've recently gone back to re-read a lot of the Claremont era X-books, and basically any time he delved into Wolverine's past (and a lot of writers did this as well the first time Chris left Marvel in 1991) usuall…Read more >
So I have just finished reading all the stuff from 1953 I'm going to cover, while I'm still working on the last few months of issue summaries and character appearances, I am once again writing a little retrospective of the year in question.
1953 is the last year of comic books that were published without any sort of censorship or code of conduct. For those who are not familiar with the era, in late 40s and early 50s parental groups came of the mind to believe that comic books were ruining the minds of children, turning them into everything that made 1950s America scared: criminals, maniacs, homosexuals. Sounds a lot familiar doesn't it? Pretty much the same arguments people make about rap music and video games these days. Leading the pack w…Read more >
I am down to the last few issues for my 1952 updates and so it's that time again to summarize what was to be found in the year 1952. 1951 saw a brief (very brief) revival of super-heroes, with a short lived run of Marvel Boy stories and the on going Venus being the standing super-hero book. 1952 saw less of this as the Venus series stopping at issue #19. The title at this point became less super-hero in nature, much like the various super-hero books at the end of the 40s. But whereas Captain America, the Human Torch, and Sub-Mariner devolved to the heroes hanging out and telling crime tales, Venus went in a different direction -- horror. Which was a complete departure from the romance/mythology plot lines to Venus solving murder mysteries …Read more >
So my Netbook is in need of a brand new keyboard (knocked a drink over on it and blamo, one messed up keyboard) and all my notes about 1952 are on it. Soooo... Until then I'm stuck using my PC. So in the interm I think I'm going to do something a little less dry and work up updating profiles for all the characters who appeared in Marvel: The Lost Generation since the characters were basically retconned into the era that I'm currently writing about and for a bit of a change of pace from all the westerns and war comics that I've been writing about recently.
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Follow up on my previous blog update. I just finished the last of my updates for the 1951 year. You can see all the additions for characters like Venus, Apache Kid, Black Rider and others up to the year 1951.
Getting into writing my summaries for 1952. As I've said previously, a lot of the stuff I'm doing is only stuff that is considered part of Earth-616 history. At least as far as the super-hero, western, and war comics go. Others have called dibs on the Sci-Fi and horror stuff (which is a bit more of a grey area in terms of what's considered cannon or not. Although I figure that unless otherwise specified it's mostly the big monster stories that were done in the late 50s and early 60s, and even then mostly the Jack Kirby stuff, but I dig…Read more >