Friday, December 16, 2011

In Memoriam: Joe Simon

Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America Comics and Young Romance, passed away this week at the ripe age of 98. My wife Crystal suggested ETC honor him by running a favorite story from COMIC BOOK COMICS, about his first big job in comics with Victor Fox, adapted, of course, from Simon's own Comic Book Makers, which he cowrote with his son Jim.

Click on a page to enlarge.

Rest in peace, Mr. Simon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Comic Book Comics collection announced!

We're very pleased to announce that Evil Twin's Comic Book Comics series will be collected as THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS in May 2012 from IDW Publishing!


Written by Fred Van Lente
Drawn by Ryan Dunlavey

224pp • B&W • Standard Comic Size: 6.625 x 10.25 • Price TBA

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, HergĂ©, Osamu Tezuka — and more! “Done with wit, energy, a healthy dose of insolence and a dedication to getting it right.” — NPR. Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

We're very pleased to be working with IDW - more details when we have them!