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Age of Ultron, Vision, and Spock

New installment of “Unassuming Barber Shop” over at The Beat:

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The First Scholar of Comic Books?

Over at The Beat, I’ve posted a story about Paul Cassidy, the first Superman ‘ghost’ artist, and how he may be the first American scholar to write a graduate thesis on comics. There is older work on newspaper comics, but this might be the first to consider comic books. Sean Howe of Marvel Comics: The […]

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Superman Court

This week, the Supreme Court denied the likely last gasp for the Joe Shuster Estate re: Superman.  Variety reports: The Supreme Court’s action lets stand a lower court ruling in favor of DC Comics, which has blocked efforts by Shuster’s family members to reclaim copyrights in Superman. A provision of the Copyright Act allows authors […]

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Award

Super Boys just won the Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. I feel like I’m on the same kickball team as Doris Kearns Goodwin (at least in Ohio). Thank you, Ohioana Llibrary.

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Comic-Con

Here’s what I did at Comic-Con. Batman panels are very different from Superman ones. So yeah, I’m gazing at Denny O’Neill — what of it? There is a write-up of the panel here by Cardner Clark at Comic Book Resources. Thanks to Travis Langley (Batman & Psychology, Wiley 2012) for organizing the whole thing.

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Come Find Me at COMIC-CON

Signing and Giveaway, Thursday, July 24 at 3pm (Booth #1019) The St. Martin’s Press booth (#1019) will be giving away FORTY FREE COPIES OF SUPER BOYS on a first come, first serve basis at 3 pm on Thursday. I’ll be there to sign your book and the first 40 get a rare Con-only promo item. […]

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Super Boys has been named a Finalist for the Ohioana Book Award — which has been around since 1942 — in Nonfiction. To see the other finalists and learn more about Ohioana, click here. I am very excited for the book to be recognized like this, especially in my home state, past and present.

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Max on Movies

I had a great talk with Max Foizey (Max on Movies) on syndicated radio, podcast, and the Armed Forces Network. Check it out here.

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Joe at 100

Patrick Reed asked me to contribute something for Joe Shuster’s 100th birthday over at Comics Alliance. Some great art there, too. Happy Birthday, Joe. Read it here.

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Boba Fett

I have another piece up at StarWars.com — this time about Boba Fett and his real first appearance. I got to talk to Duwayne Dunham, who was an assistant editor on Empire. Yeah. He was also the first to don the armor. And he’s had a pretty nice career since. Read the whole post here […]