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“…Eerie Friend Of The Needy…” COMICS! Sometimes Gil Did ‘em With Roy!

John Kane

What? Oh, yes. I was on about Gil Kane wasn’t I? Thought I’d forgotten didn’t you? Or hoped. Probably the latter. Springs eternal, so I hear, much like my chuntering. Where were we…ah, 1980s Gil Kane… …and no, nobody does answer that question. But then who cares – it’s 1980’s Gil Kane! Anyway, this…

“…Achieving Liberal Ends By Fascist Means.” COMICS! Sometimes They Fight To Make Men Free!

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…and it stank like it something had crawled up it and died! What? I’m on? That’s a bit ahead of schedule. Caught me on the hop a bit there, let’s see what we can do. Hold on…let me check my pockets…right! Harumph! This’ll have to do. Here goes. Welcome, International Comrades! In this exciting post I will be treating the eyes of all to the sight of many comic covers. Yes! These coruscating covers adorned the 1982-4 run of BLACKHAWK; a run written by Mark Evanier and drawn by Dan Spiegle with back ups from a heavenly host of talents. Pleasure for all viewers ensured as I have mastered the scanner! Technology is yet servant to the flesh! Yes! So,…  Read More…

“Choke! Gasp!” Not A Podcast! Not Comics! BOOKS! You Know, Like In Days of Yore!

John Kane

It’s a SKIP WEEK so the dulcet toned duo of Gentle Jeff Lester and Glamorous Graeme McMillion$ are off…um…doing, er, stuff and things. Probably. But we here at The Savage Critics love and value each and every one of you (especially you, sir! (or madam!)) and thus I have provided some hacky trash about some books you, let’s face it, have no interest in. I know, you can hardly wait! Anyway, Jeff (who lives at home) and Graeme (who works from home) will be back next week. (Please, God.) Grin and bear it is my advice.  Say, anyone remember that time Howard Victor Chaykin got trapped in SWORD OF THE ATOM#3 (DC Comics, 1983) by Gil Kane & Jan Strnad? No,…  Read More…

“You See That? He’s STILL The Greatest!” COMICS! Sometimes It’s GilWolf Unbound!

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A-huh! HUH! It’s another instalment of Gil Happy! Unsightly blemishes are a thing of the past as Gil Kane and his plucky sidekick, Marv Wolfman, team up with friends galore to document the exciting, amazing and thoroughly ridiculous adventures of 1980s Superman. Bonus! Feel the years just fall away as we revisit that time a comics creator flicked DC’s tie back in its face! Documentary evidence provided! Anyway this… DC’s Legal Department in a self congratulatory mood…oh, sorry, it’s actually Brainiac!

“…Primitive Lyricism…” PEOPLE! Sometimes Gil’s Gone!

John Kane

Gil Kane died on 31 January in the year 2000 A.D. Time enough has now passed that although I still feel the loss of his gargantuan talents I am past the garment rending and hair pulling stage. I will never be beyond the celebrating his work stage though. So what follows is a brief visual burst of Gil Kane’s genius from the ’80s. After all ACTIONs speak louder than words and Gil was a man of great experience…

“Your Uniform Makes You An Erotic SHADOW..” COMICS! Sometimes It’s A Family Matter!

John Kane

Firstly, fans of Jog’s fine writing on the works of Howard Victor Chaykin are directed HERE. Everyone else gets this. No, there are no refunds. Stop asking me that. Anyway, this… “Mrs Eisenmann, you’re trying to seduce me.”

“Believe!..BELIEVE!!” COMICS! Sometimes Imagination Changes EVERYTHING!

John Kane

I hear your pain, people! January is a real nutcracker ain’t it. What we need, as  Bonnie Tyler advised, is a hero. And, yes, Virginia, there are still heroes. It’s just sometimes you have to root about in the back issue bins to find ‘em. I found one. I found a Hero.

“You’re Wrong. I’m Not STRONG.” COMICS! Sometimes Legends Are Involved!

John Kane

Merciful Minerva! It’s a content-pocalypse here at The Savage Critics! Below this there’s Amazing Abhay taking a comic by the throat in his talented teeth and shaking it until its neck snaps. Beneath that there’s Gentle Jeff Lester using duct tape, tact and sheer pluck to bring you, via technology, not only the cheapest comics…but the best comics! Beneath that there’s Bewildered Brian Hibbs vs. online journalism! Bang-on Brian Hibbs cracking the heads of several  cape comics together was also a thing that occurred! As ever, earlier in the week the best Commenters in any seven dimensions you care to mention took on the Shipping List and, of course, Gentle Jeff and Garrulous Graeme’s audio bliss in Podcast form remains…  Read More…

“Choke! Gasp!” Not A Podcast! A Sort Of Smörgåsbord! Look, It’s Free. Okay?!?

John Kane

Hey now, hey now, hey now, now! I hear there’s no podcast this week because Gentle Jeff is blowing up balloons and Glamorous Graeme is helping out by asking him how that there balloon blowing up stuff is going!  It’s a skip week is what I’m saying. Dry your eyes, o child of woe, for I have written about some stuff I bought with my own money and read with my own eyes. Yes, Superman’s in it. A bit. Oh, I will make you miss Jeff and Graeme, I will make you hunger for them..! (Panel by Steve Ditko & Len Wein from THE DEMON in The Fatal Finale, Detective Comics #485, 1979, DC Comics)

“But Hold Onto Your Watches And Wallets!” COMICS! Sometimes Gil Kane Did ‘Em!

John Kane

Bit pressed for time, I’m afraid. So here’s: Gil Kane,  Superman and some words about them both. Maybe some of it makes sense, that’d be a turn up for the books! Cheers! Doo-doobie-dee-doo (Doo-BE-DOO!)

“I’m A MAN, And I’ll LOVE You As A Man Loves A …” Comics! Sometimes There’s A Film Out As Well! (John Carter!)

John Kane

So, yeah, there’s a John Carter film out on Friday. Not that I ever get to the pictures anymore but, hey, you might! In the meantime you could read this about some comics featuring the same character. It’s a thought isn’t it. Probably one more than went into the writing of this. Hey, can CGI do this?: No, no it can not. You lose CGI!