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Sep 30

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for August 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

Yes, this is terribly late. I spent the end of the summer consumed with two tasks: Packing, moving, and unpacking the truly excessive volume of books, comics, and ephemera I have accumulated (Mission Accomplished!) Thanks to all members of the FBB Army for helping me move, and even the people who have never appeared on [...]

Jul 31

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for July 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

It’s the end of the month, so that means another installment of 5-10-15-20. Not a lot of blockbuster debuts to discuss this month, although Vertigo has a couple of big scores that I probably don’t spend nearly enough time discussing. Do you have strong feelings about either book? Let me know in the comments! FIVE [...]

Jul 1

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for June 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

Like sands through an hourglass, this is the latest installment of 5-10-15-20. I know this is a little late, but how am I supposed to remember that June only has 30 days? It’s not like there’s a children’s rhyme about it. Or calendars. As always feedback, particularly about how you’d like to see more ____________ [...]

Jun 27

Baseball, Then Mass Suicide: My First Favorite Comic

Posted by Chris Eckert

Most of my posts lately have been trawling through comic book history, and this is no exception. This month marks the 25th Anniversary of me being an active comic reader. In June of 1987 I had just finished up 2nd grade and began deliberately following contemporary comics with Avengers #283. As detailed in the Origin [...]

May 31

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for May 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

We’re back — at the very end of May — with another installment of 5-10-15-20, where we look at comic book history in convenient five year installments. I’ve started to figure out the workflow of digging up all this information, and I’m curious: what sort of features are people interested in seeing? Significant releases? Character [...]

Apr 30

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for April 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

It’s the end of the month, so you know what time it is: 5-10-15-20 time! No one guessed the really dumb research question from last month: I read over two dozen black and white issues of Luke Cage looking for the first recorded instance of “Sweet Christmas!” That means no one gets the Luke Cage [...]

Mar 31

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for March 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

Welcome back to 5-10-15-20, a monthly column that looks at things that happened in comics using arbitrary five year jumps! I realize this is being published in April. I had finished the post a week or so ago, but got caught up researching something really dumb and forgot I hadn’t posted this until today, when [...]

Feb 21

5-10-15-20: Comic Book History for February 2012

Posted by Chris Eckert

In the interest of making everyone feel old, inspired by Scientific American, and because I spend too much time digging through old comic book material anyway, here’s what will hopefully be a new monthly feature: 5-10-15-20, a look back at goings-on in the funnybook field in half-decade increments. Yesterday should’ve been the fiftieth birthday of [...]