Those Who Came Before: Jerry Robinson

Welcome to a special installment of Those Who Came Before! It’s special because this will be the first time that we’ve gotten a chance to talk with our featured creator. That’s right, I had a conversation with...
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Those Who Came Before: Robert E. Howard

For this installment of Those Who Came Before we have Robert E. Howard, creator of one of the 20th century’s biggest literary, movie, and comic stars. Robert E. Howard lived on this earth for just 30 years, from January 1...
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Those Who Came Before: Jim Starlin

Our featured creator in this month’s Those Who Came Before column is one of the greats in comics, Jim Starlin. His name is synonymous with the term space opera. It’s pretty cool that a guy named Starlin ends up maki...
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Those Who Came Before: Neal Adams

This time around we’re featuring Neal Adams, one of the great illustrators of our time. Adams has many impressive accomplishments on his resumé. From fantastic runs on Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman, X-Men, and Deadma...
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Those Who Came Before: Mort Weisinger

Welcome to another edition of Those Who Came Before, where we look back at the creative people that helped forge this medium which we love. This time we’re looking at Mort Weisinger, an artist from the Golden Age who had ...
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Those Who Came Before: Martin Nodell

The focus of this month’s Those Who Came Before is a man whose career reached beyond comics. His work has been seen by many people, whether they read comics or not. Martin Nodell is the man to thank for many creations, in...
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Those Who Came Before: Dave Sim

This month we’re going to look at a creator who has been a big influence on many in the comic field, Dave Sim. Sim is best known for his popular creation, Cerebus the Aardvark. It is this aardvark’s book, and Sim...
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Those Who Came Before: Walter Simonson

This month we take a look at a man who has shaken things up in the world of comics a time or two. He has gotten away with giving Mjolnir to an alien warrior with a face that resembles that of a horse, and even turning Thor into...
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Those Who Came Before: Joe Simon

Going back to the Golden Age for this month’s Those Who Came Before, we’re taking a look at Joe Simon. Simon created and contributed to many characters during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including one of the very best t...
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Those Who Came Before: George Pèrez

The focus of this month’s Those Who Came Before is one of my favorite artists, George Pèrez, pronounced “Pair-Ez” in case you were wondering. A writer, penciler, inker, cover artist – Pèrez has done it...
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Those Who Came Before: Bill Finger

In last month’s installment of Those Who Came Before, I focused on Bob Kane, officially credited creator of Batman. Sticking with the Batman theme for another month, I’ll be focusing on Bill Finger. If you’re ...
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Those Who Came Before: Bob Kane

So you’ve made it to the first of my monthly columns, Those Who Came Before, focusing on comic creators of the past. More specifically, focusing on artists and writers who made their debut prior to 1990. This month weR...
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