Tag Archives: Captain America

Dynamic Duo (Part 2)

Jack Kirby, known as the “King of Comics,” brings a visual dynamic to the duo of iconic figures I’m celebrating for their influence on my life. Kirby, who would have been 95 today, is one of the founding fathers of the comics industry … Continue reading

Posted in Creators' rights, History, Superheroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Comic Book Justice (Part 4)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people While Superman and several of his costumed … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, History, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

O Captain, My Captain (Part 4)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it I started this series three weeks ago to examine the suspicions of blogger Bosch Fawstin that director Joe Johnston’s movie, Captain America: … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Reviews, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

O Captain, My Captain (Part 3)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 2: Patriot acts Part 4: Fighting the good fight “There’s no patriotism like American patriotism, and there’s no patriotic superhero like Captain America.” So proclaims Bosch Fawstin in his recent post on … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Superheroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

O Captain, My Captain (Part 2)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight As I explained in Part 1 of this post, Captain America was very much a product of his times. He … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

O Captain, My Captain (Part 1)

Full Series Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight Captain America and Superman are pretty much universally recognized as the superheroes who best exemplify the values of justice and freedom … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Fiction, History, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

Posted in Creators' rights, Events, History, Non Fiction, Superheroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Black Power

Even though I wasn’t able to get this posted by the end of February, in honor of Black History Month and the first ever Black Comic Book Day (which took place Feb. 19th), I’d like to share some items on black … Continue reading

Posted in Character lists, Events, Fiction, History, Non Fiction, Superheroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Happy days? (Part 1)

The recent deaths of actors Barbara Billingsley and Tom Bosley, who played iconic television parents June Cleaver and Howard Cunningham, got me thinking about the idealized era during which they both raised their respective sitcom families. Billingsley’s Leave it to … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Superheroes, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments