Phantom Lady (Quality Comics, 1941-43) Writer: Unknown Artists: Arthur F. Peddy, Joe Kubert, Frank Borth The Golden Age of Comics is a strange kingdom, conjured into existence by phantoms, financed by gangsters, hurtling towards nobody remotely knew what. Comic publishers hired out to squidgy collections of teenagers to deliver graphic stories, without too particular […]
Head on over to MadArtLab for the story of Annie Alexander, the woman who founded two research centers and collected and catalogued thousands of specimens from the glaciers of Alaska to the deserts of California!
Magik (1983, Marvel Comics) Writer: Chris Claremont Artist: Sal Buscema Systemic abuse of the young is just about the darkest thing that comics can address, and for every character whose horrendous childhood is discussed in intelligent detail there are ten with dashed off cases of Childhood Abuse so cavalierly handled that […]
Night Nurse (Marvel, 1972) Writer: Jean Thomas Art: Winslow Mortimer Night Nurse is a comic between worlds. It is largely a straight-up story of a young nurse struggling to balance medical training, hospital routine, and a regular life, the sort of tale that dominated the racks during the super hero dry Comics Code […]