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'Comics in Context'

Comics in Context #220: The King of the Silver Age

Posted Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 0:03am

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

Comics in Context #219: Kirby at the Crossroads

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 0:02am

After a short break - and the formal release of the book - Peter returns to his in-depth look at Mark Evanier’s mighty tome KIRBY: KING OF COMICS…

Comics in Context #218: From Animation Into Reality

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 2:19am

Peter turns his eye towards Disney’s ENCHANTED, discusses how it’s not the first time that the 2-D and 3-D worlds have crossed over, and spends SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE…

Comics in Context #217: The Next Frontier

Posted Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 2:06am

Peter dives into the recent animated adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER, and takes an in-depth look at the original series of graphic novels that spawned it…

Comics in Context #216: The Omega Enigma

Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at 2:25am

Peter continues his look back on the work of the late, great Steve Gerber, this week focusing on Gerber’s OMEGA THE UNKNOWN…

Comics in Context #215: Wauugh and Remembrance

Posted Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 4:46am

Peter continues his look back on the work of the late, great Steve Gerber, this week focusing on Howard the Duck…

Comics in Context #214: The Essential Steve Gerber

Posted Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 2:11am

Peter looks back on the work of the late, great Steve Gerber…

Comics in Context #213: Your Obedient Serpent

Posted Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 17:43pm

Peter continues his journey into the world of online animated cartoons, this week focusing on Fleischer SUPERMANs, Fox & the Crow, TOM TERRIFIC, BEANY & CECIL, and more…

Comics in Context #212: Finally Felix

Posted Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 0:03am

Peter’s been diving into the world of online animated cartoons, this week focusing on silent FELIX THE CAT cartoons, more Winsor McCay and Koko, George Pal’s PUPPETOONS, and some bizarre Columbia animated shorts…

Comics in Context #211: The Silent Rabbit

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 13:00pm

Peter takes a look at Disney’s recent reclamation of their first, pre-Mickey Mouse animated star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit…

Comics in Context #210: Divorce, Marvel Style

Posted Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 2:00am

Peter takes issue with Marvel’s latest character upheaval - the Faustian erasure of Peter Parker’s marriage to Mary Jane - and what it means to Spider-Man…

Comics in Context #209: Down in the Dump

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 3:17am

Peter dives into MST3K alumnus Frank Conniff’s CARTOON DUMP, which also features selections from animation historian Jerry Beck’s “Worst Cartoons Ever Made” library…

Comics in Context #208: Creative Differences

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2008 at 5:06am

Peter kicks off the new year with part 2 of his review of Mark Evanier’s Jack Kirby book, KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, including a digression about the BBC documentary IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO…

Comics in Context #207: Royal Retrospective

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 at 0:26am

In this pre-Christmas column, Peter digs into an advance copy of Mark Evanier’s long-awaited KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, an art book devoted to the career of the late Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Captain America, and many more…

Comics in Context #206: Blaze Of Glory

Posted Friday, December 14th, 2007 at 1:23am

Peter goes in-depth on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s latest LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN adventure, BLACK DOSSIER…

Comics in Context #205: Identity Theft

Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 at 2:59am

Peter takes on Robert Zemeckis’s mo-cap BEOWULF, and dives into the adaptation work of screenwriters Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary…

Comics in Context #204: Was It A Dark And Stormy Life?

Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 5:32am

Peter lines up the football and takes a crack at David Michaelis’s controversial biography of PEANUTS maestro Charles Schulz…

Comics in Context #203: Paradise Lost

Posted Monday, November 19th, 2007 at 0:02am

Peter wraps up (for now) his look at Danny Fingeroth’s book DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT, about the effect of Jewish-American culture in originating and developing the superhero genre…

Comics in Context #202: Stung

Posted Monday, November 12th, 2007 at 1:54am

In this week’s column, Peter continues examining Danny Fingeroth’s DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT, and also takes on Jerry Seinfeld’s CG animated BEE MOVIE…

Comics in Context #201: Secret Lives

Posted Monday, November 5th, 2007 at 0:02am

In this week’s column, Peter continues examining Danny Fingeroth’s DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT and delves into why secret identities are an important part of superhero stories…

Comics in Context #200: My First Million

Posted Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 0:02am

Peter Sanderson’s “Comics In Context” celebrates its 200th column with an index of what’s come before, a discussion of Danny Fingeroth’s new book DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT, and wraps up with the mighty John Byrne’s MAN OF STEEL…

Comics in Context #199: The Forgotten Ones

Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 0:03am

Peter brings his six-part critique of the Neil Gaiman’s new ETERNALS series to a close…

Comics in Context #198: It’s Not So Sprite

Posted Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 0:02am

Peter continues his critique of Jack Kirby’s and Neil Gaiman’s ETERNALS series…

Comics in Context #197: Rude Awakenings

Posted Monday, October 8th, 2007 at 0:02am

Peter continues his critique of Jack Kirby’s and Neil Gaiman’s ETERNALS series…

Comics in Context #196: Celestial Mechanics

Posted Monday, October 1st, 2007 at 0:02am

Peter continues his critique of Jack Kirby’s and Neil Gaiman’s ETERNALS series…