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FCA [Fawcett Collectors] Special! The spotlight is on fabled Golden Age writer William Woolfolk ("the Shakespeare of the Comics”), including an exclusive interview, a panel with Golden Age peers in 2002, including Nick Cardy, Bob Lubbers, Lew Schwartz, Irv Novick et al and his scripting records! Plus 100 Years of Zorro, a special on PAM/Pete Morisi, Bill Schelly on his new book about James Warren, and the 2017 Star Wars Panel with Chaykin, Lippincott, and Thomas! Tributes to Russ Heath, Marie Severin, Gary Freidrich.
Bill Shelly writes about how he came to write a book on the birth of the black-&-white empire, the world of James Warren. Mr. Monster's comic-crypt looks at Charlton Artist Morisi, his western, Peter Cannon--Thunderbolt and more of his fine work; Rich Harvey and Audrey Parente look at 100 years of Zorro, the first costumed hero ever, in a six-page feature, well illustrated with pulp art and painted comic covers. Also DC writer John Broome memoirs continue.
The article on Woolfolk is particularly fascinating...he was one of the most popular, highest paid, and in-demand writers of the 40s and 50s. He worked for Fawcett, Timely, DC (Batman, Superman), Quality (Blackhawk, Dollman), even scripted Eisner's Spirit sections for some time. He went on to write Emmy-winning scripts for the popular television show, The Defenders and penned several books after he left comics. But it's for the high quality of his comics works that he is remembered for today. His wife was an important editor at Timely, working on Captain America and other titles. Woolfolk also wrote the two Batman paperbacks in the 60s, during the TV show run. He even started his own comic book company in 1946 and published two issues of Mad Hatter, a well-drawn, offbeat superhero.
And the San Diego panel is a real gas...some of these artists had’t seen one another in years. The anecdotes fly, about illiterate editors, Bob Kane ghost, working for Al Capp, chasing girls...moderated by Mark Evanier. All these gentlemen have passed on now. As usual, Roy Thomas includes tons of wonderful vintage illustrations to show what they are talking about.
With art by C.C. Beck, Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring, Bob Kane, Crandall, Krigstein, Andru, Jack Cole, Fine, Peter, Heath, Plastino, Moldoff, Grandenetti, and more!
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Item Code AE158 Publisher Twomorrows Publish Date 2019 ISBN 182658003609 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 96pg Color Full Color