Covering Space Ghost

Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 5 Comments »

Great galaxy! I almost forgot!

Yup, I was at it again, this time writing the cover story for Back Issue magazine — the COVER STORY! As you can probably guess, I’m pretty excited about it, especially considering the not-inconsiderable amount of work that went into it. Back Issue #59 came out this week, and if you’d like to read all about Space Ghost’s comic book history you should give it a look. It’s a tale of comic-style inspiration, the capricious nature of publishing, an unexpected change in direction and, of course, unrestrained lust in war-time. (One of these things is untrue.)

Seriously, though, I had a great time writing it and I think you’d enjoy reading it. And as if Space Ghost (not to mention a fantastic cover by Steve Rude) weren’t enough, the whole issue is dedicated to “toon comics,” featuring articles on everything from Marvel’s Hanna-Barbera titles to Jonny Quest to Star Blazers — fun stuff. Check it out!

We have (Back) Issues

Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 6 Comments »

Hey, you read BACK ISSUE magazine, right? Well, if you don’t you should give it a try this month — not only does issue #57 (coming out tomorrow!) focus on former DC Comics honcho Jenette Kahn, but you might even notice a familiar byline.

That’s right — Editor in Chief Michael Eury!

And also, me!

For this issue I wrote a small piece on Dollar Comics, a line of titles launched in 1977 that sported a larger page count and a $1 price tag. It was fun to write, the folks at BACK ISSUE are swell and I’m grateful Kahn was generous enough to squeeze me into her tight schedule for an interview. Did you know the former DC president, publisher and editor in chief is now a partner in Double Nickel Entertainment, the company that produced Gran Torino? The lady keeps busy, that’s for sure.

More importantly, considering the ongoing discussion on women in comics — as characters, creators and executives — it would be a good idea for comics fans to read about the most influential woman in the industry at a time when DC Comics enjoyed a period of unprecedented creativity and experimentation.

Bonus round: Hey, kids! In this unstaged snapshot, how many nerdy things can you see in the background?