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Love Romances #19 (Atlas, 1951)
Love Romances was part of the Marvel romance boom which saw the publisher launch an incredible 31 romance titles, 1948-1950.  Most of these disappeared quickly, but Love Romances was one of a handful of exceptions, lasting 101 issues 1949-1963.  The series numbering continued from the short-lived Ideal title, which began as a Classics Illustrated type of[...]
Jerry Robinson Original Batman Artwork From 1942 and 1943 At Auction
Sherrill David Robinson, better known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s. He is best known as the co-creator of Robin and the Joker and for his work on behalf of creators' rights, including seeing his own name alongside Bob[...]
Worst Cooks in America logo (Image: Food Network)
It's been a little more than three weeks since viewers of Worst Cooks in America as well as the rest of the world were shocked to learn that Season 20 champion Ariel Robinson, age 29, and her husband Jerry Robinson, had been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of Victoria Rose Smith,[...]
Joker and Harley Quinn by Alex Ross
One of the first villains to really become an iconic figure in his own right, The Joker first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940, created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson He has been Batman's arch-nemesis for almost 80 years and doesn't seem to be slowing down No one has ever pushed the[...]
A Brief History Of Robin In Comics Showcases An Even Dozen
It's been 75 years since the creation of Robin the Boy Wonder by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson But there have been a lot of different folks to wear 'R' over the years so DC Entertainment has released this new infographic – the Brief History of Robin in Comics – showing the evolution of the[...]
Help Get Bill Finger A Google Doodle For His 100th Birthday
He just did so many things at the beginning, … creating almost all the other characters, … the whole persona, the whole temper." – Jerry Robinson (Creator of the Joker) "The Darknight [sic] Detective debuted in [Detective] #27, the creation of Bob Kane and Bill Finger." – Paul Levitz (Writer And Former DC Comics President) "Now that[...]
The Dark Knight Rises, And Rises: Batman #1 CGC 9.2 Sells For Record $850,000
 There are currently two copies graded CGC 9.0, and three copies graded CGC 8.5. The Spring 1940 cover-dated comic from DC Comics contains the first appearances of both the Joker and Catwoman in stories by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson The comic also reprints Batman's first-told origin from Detective Comics #33, and includes another[...]
Paramount Animated Comics #9
Despite having the lowest-possible grade imaginable and still be a book, this copy sold for $554. Similarly, a Batman #15 from Jerry Robinson's personal collection sold for $350 despite being graded just 1.0 by CGC I have to assume the historical nature of where the comic came from was a large part of the bidding here. Hopefully,[...]
Friday Runaround – The Creator Of Astra
I hope you will be too… StoreWatch: Evermore Nevermore of Mesa, Arizona, is to close. MangaWatch: While the mass media commemorate the life of Jerry Robinson, mostly by explaining who he was, mostly  referencing Batman and the Joker, the Anime News Network remember him as the co-creator of manga Astra. TigerMomWatch: Chinese ten year old girls have created[...]
Jerry Robinson
Jerry Robinson, legendary for both his work as a comic artist and as a comic historian, passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 89 in New York City. Robinson broke into comics at 17 while attending Columbia University, where he was majoring in journalism He was noticed by Bob Kane while in the Catskills[...]
Superman #14 Cover Art Bidding Reaches Record $402k, But Does Not Meet Reserve
The $402,111 bid in tonight's highly-publicized auction of the original cover of Superman #14 would have been a new record for American comic book art — had the piece sold. The iconic cover by artist Fred Ray is the most important early Superman cover known to still exist, and was saved from the trash by legendary[...]