Remembering Julius Schwartz

I came late to the party. I was a Marvel reader as a boy, and didn't know anything outside of that universe until years later. I hadn't grown up on DC Comics and was far from expert on their...

Neal Adams Will Fight

Neal Adams and I disagree. If it were up to me, we'd already be parading sympathetic readers to picket the worldwide opening of Marvel Comics next film?there'd be TV crews on hand in every...

Past Masters: Dave Cockrum

Here's a true story: A decade ago, I was fired from Wizard for referring to Barry Windsor-Smith sans the Windsor. I was flabbergasted when I got the boot. Ossified is more like it. Went...

Masters and Vacuum Cleaners

By Mike Pascale I've noticed that when people write or speak of Past Masters, they tend to use various modifiers and descriptors. After awhile, the same bunch of words show up again and again. These...

Defining The Indefinable

My pal Clifford Meth asked me to jump in and take a last-second sucker-punch from Major Deadline. So bear with me here while I mount a quick defense in the form of a reasonably readable column. Like you, I've...