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The Stan I knew

Comics Madness - Latest Posts - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:05
Here’s a picture of the Man, i.e., the persona, that I knew well from my initial comics madness years. You could find cartoon versions everywhere as well, whether affectionate as in FOOM or derisive as in the New Gods. This blog has turned out to be mainly about the births of characters and the deaths […]

Dark Matter: inspiration and fun

Comics Madness - Latest Posts - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:25
More comics, creativity, and role-playing intersection – it’s a fine day. This is about Abby Baldwin’s own graphic novel Dark Matter, serving as the conceptual jumping-off point for role-playing my alpha version of Champions Now with her dad Robert. Here’s my conversation with Robert about all sorts of concepts and angles on it. For quick […]

Doom it!

Comics Madness - Latest Posts - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00
I’ve been doing this long enough for some productive recursion, both in content and real life. My very first post at this blog concerned the political context for Doctor Doom in the early 60s, once the creators bumped him up out of generic or improvised foe status into genuine villainy. Soon after that, I posted […]

The year of the comics

Comics Madness - Latest Posts - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:00
It’s Jerry Grayson’s fault. He knows all these people with opinions about comics and culture, and as the geek social fallacies would advise, said, “Hey, if I get all my friends together, they’ll be friends too!!” Which actually worked this time, for a jam let’s-all-try-it discussion for his own 1972 Project. It helps to have […]