Bob Layton: Man & Iron Man

I probably shouldn't admit it with kids in the room but I'm finding it harder and less interesting to write about people I've never seen sloppy drunk or piss all over themselves or fight their...

Don Perlin, “Mr. Reliable”

Encomiums should be written while people are around to enjoy them, which was the reason for dusting this soapbox off in the first place. So let's talk about Don Perlin this week. Don's under the weather at the...

Industry of War

When last seen, Jordan Raskin was in San Diego leaping backwards to get out of the way as Mark Texeira came crashing through the table, bringing several pitchers of beer and a plate of cheese...

Hard Heroes

My pal Milo likes to tease me about my statue obsession. He thinks I'm a sap. "I see you bought another action figure," he snides. "No, no," he says, correcting himself. "Not an action figure; a...

Guess Who’s The Jew?

Let's face it: When it comes to comics history, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Jew. Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joel Schuster were Jewish. So was Batman creator Bob Kane....

Gene Colan: Grand Master

Gene Colan is still one of comics' three greatest artists. You can name the other two. And now one of comics' three greatest artists is the subject one of comics' greatest biographies, Secrets in the Shadows...