Old Comics: Blue Circle Comics #2

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The insides are even better.

Old Comics Time: Danger Man

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They don’t make ‘em like this any more.

"I can see the whole bank account and there's no money in it!" — Lichtenstein piece expected to fetch $35 mil

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An iconic — and, they say, ironic — Roy Lichetnstein painting based on a drawing by William Overgard is expected to sell for $35-45 million at a Christie’s auction. In 1988 the painting sold for $2.1 million, but a recent Lichtenstein sale for $42.6 million suggest the market for his work has expanded a bit more. The painting has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Is Robin an idiot?

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Chris Illuminati at TheFW marshals the evidence, and it is quite compelling.

Comics are awesome

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What makes a great comic book cover? We think it has to do with hats blowing off.

Will DC reboot Vypto?

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I would read the hell out of this comic.

Comics, Crisis and You: A Disrespectful Guide to Comics Events

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Flashpoint is going to end in new #1 issues across the board and new origin issues for everyone, that much is clear. Will it be the earth shattering annihilation of Crisis on Infinite Earths, or the long-forgotten supposed reboot of Zero Hour?

Groovy old comics alert: Sexton Blake by Graham Coton

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Tweet Via Yesterday’s Papers, aging goodness from Knockout.

What is the mystery of… SILVER

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That’s the original from “Silver #22″ but the reimagining by Robert Goodin is even more disturbing — please click on the link to enjoy!

But we couldn’t help wondering…what is this “Silver”? An early comic by Jim Woodring or Hans Rickheit? The work of an unknown cousin to Fletcher Hanks? Or a spin-off from KRAMERS ERGOT? Surely only the fecund imaginations of a contemporary indie cartoonist could imagine a calfskin giving birth to an Indian, face first, through a large vagina in its throat. Right?

Spotted From The Watchtower

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TweetAs The Beatrix, on vacation up country, deals with the new server and its delusion that it’s an electronic bulletin board from 1982, I am performing caretaker duties here at Stately Beat Manor. So, some links… Over at The Comics Journal, Tom Crippen posts two reprints of Gahan Wilson’s Nuts comic strip, which originally ran […]

It's funnier when Superman does it

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The birth of irony

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If this cover to FOUR COLOR No. 423, September 1952 were published today it would totally be hipsteriffic.

Nice Art: Art of the Panel: DC

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Case of the Explosive Vegetables!
John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
THE FLASH #152; May, 1965

Atlas is back, debuts at NYCC

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Can an old-fashioned comic book company that lasted about a year in the newsstand era find happiness in the modern world of licensing and Hollywood exploitation? That’s what Stan Lee’s cousin (by marriage) is counting on, with the relaunch of Atlas Comics.

Atlas/Seaboard was founded by Martin Goodman, founder of the original Marvel/Atlas/Timely. After selling Marvel to the distributor Cadence, Goodman got back into the publishing game in 1974 with Atlas Comics, a short-lived but innovative outfit that offered art returns, profit sharing, and other ahead-of-their-times perks. However, it didn’t last long — by 1975, it was dead.

You Must See This: Johnny Canuck

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Via Superitch, an example of Canada’s WWII comics efforts, in the shape of a complete Johnny Canuck story.

We would give a lot to have a larger image of this cover, but alas, the internet has failed us. THAT’S how special Johnny Canuck is.

Always Appropriate: Felix the Cat

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Tweet Via Comic Book Bin, info on the new Felix the Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails from IDW, compiled by inexhaustible Craig Yoe.