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'Comics in Context'

Comics in Context: Spider-Man’s Oedipus Complex

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 4:26am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson takes a look at the new cinematic take on Spider-Man…

Comics in Context: When Burton Met Barnabas

Posted Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 5:43am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson begins his in-depth look at Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS…

Comics in Context: Avengers Annotations Assemble!

Posted Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 3:24am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson dives into the big screen take on Marvel’s AVENGERS…

Comics in Context: Remembering Barnabas Collins

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 2:51am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson remembers DARK SHADOWS’ own Barnabas Collins, actor Jonathan Frid…

Comics in Context: Cabin (in the Woods) Fever

Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 23:41pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with an in-depth look look at Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard’s CABIN IN THE WOODS…

Comics in Context #240: Wimpy in Love

Posted Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 2:48am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with the penultimate chapter of his extended exploration of Popeye’s sometime companion, the hamburger con man J. Wellington Wimpy…

Comics in Context #239: Scrooge’s Lost Horizon

Posted Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 21:42pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson takes a journey with Uncle Scrooge to the not-so-mythical land of Tralla La, crafted by Carl Barks…

Comics in Context #238: Popeye vs. Wimpy

Posted Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 1:10am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with his extended exploration of Popeye’s sometime companion, the hamburger con man J. Wellington Wimpy…

Comics in Context #237: Donald the Dad

Posted Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 1:40am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson dips into the comics adventures of Donald Duck and his Uncle Scrooge, crafted by Carl Barks…

Comics in Context #236: Wimpy Redeemed

Posted Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 17:24pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with an additional look at Popeye’s sometime companion, the hamburger con man J. Wellington Wimpy…

Comics in Context #235: The Chief and the King

Posted Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 17:44pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with a look at Hanna-Barbera’s king of the streets, Top Cat…

Comics in Context #234: Diary of a Wimpy Con Man

Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 23:19pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with a look at Popeye’s sometime companion, the hamburger con man J. Wellington Wimpy…

Comics in Context #233: Cunning Canines

Posted Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 23:50pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with a look at Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX and his animated predecessor, Hanna Barbera’s Hokey Wolf…

Comics in Context #232: David Levine On Stage

Posted Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 12:53pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson returns with an exploration of the work of master caricaturist David Levine…

Comics in Context #231: Killing Katnip

Posted Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 0:33am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson looks back on the animation voiceover career of the late Arnold Stang - voice of Top Cat and Herman - focusing on the HERMAN & KATNIP cartoons…

Comics in Context #230: The Dark Lulu Saga

Posted Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 14:44pm

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson makes his triumphant return to FRED with an article delving into the history of kiddie comics as featured in ComicArts’ THE TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN’S COMICS, this week looking John Stanley’s comic book tales of Marge Henderson Buell’s LITTLE LULU…

Comics in Context #229: Outfoxed

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 5:02am

Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson makes his triumphant return to FRED with an article delving into the history of kiddie comics as featured in ComicArts’ THE TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN’S COMICS, starting with THE FOX AND THE CROW’s treatment in comics & animation…

Comics in Context #228: The Bat Who Shot Liberty Valance

Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2008 at 5:06am

Peter returns with an in-depth look at Christopher Nolan’s second big screen take on Batman, THE DARK KNIGHT…

Comics in Context #227: Sunday Morning at the Met

Posted Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 3:34am

Peter sanderson recounts Peter Coogan’s presentation of the sartorial choices of superheroes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - plus some talk of Stephen Colbert, to boot…

Comics in Context #226: Half a Decade with the Hulk

Posted Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 4:55am

Peter’s back with an in-depth look at the cinematic do-over featuring everyone’s favorite gamma-monster, THE INCREDIBLE HULK…

Comics in Context #225: Getting Lucky in New York

Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 6:16am

Peter takes in the Big Apple’s World Science Festival and gets all super-sciencey, including encountering the real Dr. Savage…

Comics in Context #224: My Cinco de Mayo

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 at 5:16am

Peter Sanderson takes in a very special superhero fashion exhibition at the Met, talks some Iron Man, and mentions a few cartoon centennials…

Comics in Context #223: Gathering of the Tribe

Posted Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 4:50am

Peter Sanderson continues his in-depth blow-by-blow look at the New York Comic-Con, with a special panel reflecting on cons past…

Comics in Context #222: San Diego By The Hudson

Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 3:18am

Peter Sanderson takes a look at the rapidly expanding New York Comic-Con, and whether or not it’s a serious challenger to the San Diego behemoth…

Comics in Context #221: The King in Exile

Posted Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 2:01am

Peter continues his in-depth look at Mark Evanier’s mighty tome KIRBY: KING OF COMICS and the man behind the legend, Jack Kirby…