100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 5

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Norm Jewison - In the Heat of the Night 2

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Weekly Geeky Question #39: My Fantastic Four Movie

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #39, we explore a possible direction for Marvel’s first family?

How would I make a “Fantastic Four” movie?

Fantastic Four 1

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 9 (#20-11)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who for the third time are all male, although three of them are not human beings.  Another two were born on earth, but mostly work in outer space.

Dunkirk

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Weekly Geeky Question #31: More Comic Book Wishes

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #31, and this week’s question is really the same last time.

What are my three comic book wishes?

JLA : Avengers 1

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Weekly Geeky Question #24: A C-List Super-team!

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #24, and after our previous six-part answer to our last question, its great to be able to move on to new things.

What’s your story idea for a series featuring your all-star team of C or D-list superheros?

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Weekly Geeky Question #20: Heroes I like

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #20, and this week’s questions is…

Saturn Girl 2

Who are my five favorite comic book heroes and why?

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Weekly Geeky Question #12: Influential Comic Book Creators

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #12, and this week’s questions is…

Who are the comic book writers and artists who have had the greatest influence upon me?

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Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: Mister Miracle

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World – simultaneously a cosmic, multi-series, comic book epic that was ahead of its time and was a huge influence upon a multitude of subsequent stories across a wide range of media forms…and a massive exercise in unfulfilled expectations thanks to the concept’s inability to catch on with enough of an audience to continue to justify its existence in the 1970’s comic book market. Continue reading Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: Mister Miracle

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: The Forever People

When I first read my four Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus books, I guess I’d have picked The Forever People as the least memorable of the four interlocking titles.  Upon re-reading just that one stream of the epic, I guess I have to say that might still be true.  But of course, when the playing field is the fertile and slightly overwhelming imagination of Jack Kirby, than that’s not such a criticism.  Something has to be the least memorable. Continue reading Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: The Forever People

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen

When I first heard that Jack Kirby had done a stint on Jimmy Olsen, my reaction was akin to what it would be if I’d discovered that Alan Moore had done a run on Jughead in the early 90’s.  Basically, something like, “What the–?!?!?!”  Or in other words, “That’s crazy!”  Well, it turns out that I’m right.  Kirby’s Jimmy Olsen is absolutely out-of-this-world insane.  Now, of course, we’re talking about Jimmy Olsen here, whose title was always insane, it seems like.  So maybe Kirby was just doing what he needed to to keep up. Continue reading Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen