Saturday, May 22, 2010

Superman


15 comments:

Frank Macchia said...

John, you and anyone reading this should check out this Web Site

Super Dickery

It's a collection of rediculous Superman Covers from the 50s and 60s

Jorge said...

Darn it, I typed up a great comment about Superman and my, John and other's theories about him, and I included this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWwsCTLJIBk with html-coding and everything, about why this is the best comedy sketch I ever saw about Superman. I even discussed who were the best early Superman artists!

Darn you blogger for deleting my original account!

Anyway, this is a funny Superman video. It has Gary Owens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWwsCTLJIBk

Roberto Severino said...

I have a feeling that this is gonna lead to another series of posts, even though right now, I can tell you're really busy with stuff. These comic book covers are really solid and have great silhouettes too. I've never really exposed to these type of comics though.

Nazario said...

Did he purposely not sit on his cape so it would blow in the wind when he posed for the picture?

HemlockMan said...

Are those both Wayne Boring illustrations? I never could figure that cat out. It always seemed to me that he developed several stock illustrations and would repeat them, never deviating much. Also, the layouts of his panels were always crowded and often just plain weird.

I never really liked his comics when I was a kid, but I learned to endure them.

JohnK said...

I think they are Wayne Boring. He's my favorite Superman artist. His style got even funnier later.

I made fun of the style in an episode of the Ripping Friends. Maybe I'll post some of the drawings later.

top cat james said...

"IIIIIII Wanna Be a Lifeguard..."

RooniMan said...

Wayne Boring delivers.

Paul B said...

but... this doesn't look to cartoony for me...

Sven Hoek said...

I would love to see those Ripping friends drawings. there were so many good things about that series.

J. said...

On an unrelated question John, how come you haven't mentioned Frank Frazetta's death lately?

Rusty said...

Don't forget the animation adaptions John. The Fleischers did it the best. Then Flimation killed it. Bruce Timm resurrected it. Now its in limbo. Seems we need yet another superman series to take after the Fleischers and Timm. Have you thought about having your own take on the man of steel? That would be interesting.

JohnK said...

"On an unrelated question John, how come you haven't mentioned Frank Frazetta's death lately? "

Because It was so depressing to have to talk about Mike Pataki's recent death, I couldn't bring myself another one so soon.

Click the Frazetta label and you'll see how much I liked him.
I met him a couple times but didn't get to talk too long.

I'll tell those stories soon.

bergsten said...

Alfred Bester was arguably one of the best, if not the best science fiction writer of all time. He didn't write much (and almost all of it was in the 50's), but it was all superb in every sense of the word.

I read somewhere that he credited his ability to come up with good stories quickly by starting out as a writer for Superman comics.

He said he would come into the office, and the boss would tell him he needed a story.

"OK," he'd say.

"NOW!" replied the boss.

He had to come up with compelling stories (in a universe pretty much storied out) on the spot.

Many ways to learn a craft...

C said...

Old timey superhero comics are the best. They tell nonsense stories in a deadpan fashion.

Newer comics often make the mistake of taking superheroes seriously.