Joe Giella (1928-2023)

November 24, 2023 markvoger 0

Comics’ undersung 1966-era Batman artist By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   Who is my favorite 1966-era […]


June 9, 2023 markvoger 0

A micro-deception in Kane memoir By Mark Voger | Author, “Britmania”   A quick post (for once) on something that’s kinda bugged me for years. OK, […]

Lynne Feldman

June 7, 2023 markvoger 0

Another aggrieved creative in Kane’s past By Mark Voger | Author, “Britmania”   That’s the last time I take Bob Kane‘s word for anything. In my […]

Marc Tyler Nobleman

May 17, 2023 markvoger 0

Bill Finger advocate’s implausible dream By Mark Voger | Author, “Britmania”   Until the day he died, artist Bob Kane held a vice grip on […]

De Bart debunked

December 19, 2022 markvoger 0

Aye, Carumba! Groening art wasn’t the first Sketch Card By Mark Voger, author ‘The Dark Age: Grim, Great & Gimmicky Post-Modern Comics’   If you […]

Mayfield meets Marvel

April 5, 2022 markvoger 0

Beaver had FF#1 I’m a little late in reporting this, but a 1985 episode of the syndicated series “Still the Beaver” (a.k.a. “The New Leave […]

The 500

June 29, 2020 markvoger 0

Sketch Card born in a drawing marathon By Mark Voger, illustrator Defective Comics Trading Cards I could’a drawn the same image 500 times. Or the […]

Origin of the Sketch Card

June 13, 2020 markvoger 0

‘Big bang’ of format revealed By Mark Voger, illustrator Defective Comics Trading Cards Both of you rabid readers of will want to see Back […]

Stan Lee (1922-2018)

November 12, 2018 markvoger 0

His comics were ‘written for everybody’ It was in 1939 that 16-year-old Stanley Lieber — better known as Stan Lee — got his first job […]

Howard Bender ’66

June 22, 2018 markvoger 0

My old buddy, artist Howard Bender (Action Comics, “Spider-Man Seek and Find,” Mr. Fixitt) recently shared some of his artwork from 1966, when he was […]

Weird (Feb. 1969)

April 27, 2018 markvoger 0

A cover I can’t forget In the summer of 1969 when I was 11, I bought an issue of Eerie Publications’ Weird magazine with a […]