The Marvel Age of Comics

Aug 01

johnbyrnedraws:

Sensational She-Hulk #46, page 28 by John Byrne. 1992.

johnbyrnedraws:

Sensational She-Hulk #46, page 28 by John Byrne. 1992.

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seanhowe:

Jim Belushi as the voice of Howard the Duck, 1980. Photo by Alan Penchansky.

seanhowe:

Jim Belushi as the voice of Howard the Duck, 1980. Photo by Alan Penchansky.

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seanhowe:

Howard the Duck by Berni Wrightson, 1976.

seanhowe:

Howard the Duck by Berni Wrightson, 1976.

seanhowe:

Full-page ad in The Comic Reader, 1978.

seanhowe:

Full-page ad in The Comic Reader, 1978.

johnbyrnedraws:

Star-Lord sketches by John Byrne. 1979.

johnbyrnedraws:

Star-Lord sketches by John Byrne. 1979.

johnbyrnedraws:

West Coast Avengers Annual #4, page 2 by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1989.

johnbyrnedraws:

West Coast Avengers Annual #4, page 2 by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1989.

seanhowe:

In June 1992, Martin Goodman died, after a long illness. The founder of Marvel Comics, who’d retired to Florida in 1975 after the failure of Atlas Comics, was eighty-two years old. A single-paragraph notice ran in the company’s official hype magazine, Marvel Age—under an eight-paragraph obituary of EC Comics publisher William Gaines. “Nobody talks about Martin Goodman,” Irwin Linker, an art director at Goodman’s Magazine Management, said years later. “It’s like he never lived, and he’s the guy who started the whole thing. It’s like he never existed.”
—Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
(Image from Comics Interview, #43, 1987.)

seanhowe:

In June 1992, Martin Goodman died, after a long illness. The founder of Marvel Comics, who’d retired to Florida in 1975 after the failure of Atlas Comics, was eighty-two years old. A single-paragraph notice ran in the company’s official hype magazine, Marvel Age—under an eight-paragraph obituary of EC Comics publisher William Gaines. “Nobody talks about Martin Goodman,” Irwin Linker, an art director at Goodman’s Magazine Management, said years later. “It’s like he never lived, and he’s the guy who started the whole thing. It’s like he never existed.”

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

(Image from Comics Interview, #43, 1987.)