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...

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...

Royalty Roulette

I had a series of conversations about royalties today and as the evening smog settles over North Jersey, they're starting to jell. It went something like this: Dave and Paty Cockrum...

The Passion Of Meth

First off, let's get the moniker straight. A number of you have written to ask what my name is. Even Jason Brice, comics-webzine-and-storage-media guru, popped the question when I began writing Past Masters:...

Hollywood Ending

There's a scene in Hunter Thompson's Hells Angels where a guy's vehicle breaks down on a deserted road. Just as he's wondering how to get to his destination, a band of bad-ass bikers come over the hill. They...

We Read Your Letters

I'm still on the disabled list, folks. It's been two weeks since I ripped my left bicep and tore a ligament off the muscle while lifting weights; ten days since a doctor half my age (or perhaps...

Randy Bowen: Phase Two

 By Clifford Meth I'm typing this with one finger and it's painful. That's how much I love Randy Bowen's statues. Or maybe it's more than love. Maybe it's a fetish. Why one finger? I tore a...