Tucked away in the second level of Camden Station next to Camden Yards in Downtown Baltimore, is Geppi's Entertainment Museum. The museum opened it's doors to the public in 2006, and showcases American pop culture through the decades. If you've never been here before, I strongly urge you to make the visit.
By Christopher Irving After selling out its print run, the only comprehensive comics history book on The Blue Beetle returns in a full-color version with slight updates. [Cover by Cully Hamner] “One punch!” That was my introduction to Blue Beetle, as Ted Kord’s index finger probed under a yellow goggle to wipe a tear brought on from laughing so[...]
We've drawn your attention to several instances where Wizard World comic conventions have been ramping up the educational level of some of their programming to the point that it has attracted attention, and certainly provided a welcome place for fans to essentially soak up a great deal of knowledge about comics history and hear from[...]
By Nikolai Fomich [Diagram for Delinquents] Robert A. Emmons Jr., documentary filmmaker, Rutgers professor and lifelong comic book reader, has tackled in his new documentary Diagram for Delinquents the most hated man in comic book history – Dr. Fredric Wertham. Wertham's legacy needs no introduction, but the man himself may be another story. Though we […]
He’s also donating “most of the mechanicals” to Columbia, the Photostats, headlines, and physical object sheets that printers would then photograph for publication, which may be a “slice of information you couldn’t find anywhere else” for students to help fill the “frustrating gaps” for those who love comics history but can’t find resources.Comic Book Creator[...]
Considering the cost of comics today and their ever-fluctuating price points, page counts, and formats, it's hard to imagine a hike of two pennies causing much concern. But consider the situation DC and the rest of the American industry found itself in by the time this increase finally did come to pass: comics had a […]
Google's Life Magazine archive has been a treasure trove of images of comics on the newsstand and elsewhere, and even flickr has turned up some interesting surprises (here's the best picture of comics being sold in the 1940's that I'm aware of, for example).New stuff in this area continues to turn up at a[...]