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Wow! Wayne Boring at his best! This will always be the definitive Superman/Lois  for Silver Age fans!

WAYNE BORING–ULTRA-RARE IMAGES!

  To many Gold and Silver Age fans, artist Wayne Boring’s rendition of ‘Superman’  is truly iconic.  While this may be debated by some fans, there is certainly no argument that Boring was one of the gre...
by Sam Maronie
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Al Feldstein fields questions from fans during a Q&A session at a mid-2000s Chicago comics convention. He could--and would--talk for hours about his fascinating career.

FAREWELL, MR. FELDSTEIN

  We’ve lost another giant in the comics industry. Editor/writer/artist Al Feldstein  passed in his Livingston, Montana home yesterday, April 30. He was 88. The Brooklyn-born Feldstein was always interested in art, ...
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Artist Dick Ayers at a mid-1970s New York City comics convention. (Exclusive photo by Sam Maronie)

Richard “Dick” Ayers (April 28, 1924 – May 4, 2014)

Dick Ayers, one of the last of the ‘Mighty Marvel Bullpen’ of the 1960s passed on May 4, 2014. He had only recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Next to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Ayers was arguably one of the most i...
by Sam Maronie
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COMICS’ BEST FRIEND

If comic books ever had a best friend, that would certainly be author Michael Chabon. The talented writer’s novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, was set in the 1930’s milieu of the nascent comic-book ...
by Sam Maronie
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Artist Bernie Wrightson at a 2012 Kansas City Missouri convention appearance.

BERNIE WRIGHTSON AILING

  Artist Bernie Wrightson is recovering from a series of ‘small’ strokes that has left the award-winning draftsman hospitalized. Wrightson burst upon the comic-book scene in the late 1960s where his work for DC...
by Sam Maronie
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TRIBUTE TO NICK CARDY

By now everyone knows Golden Age comics legend Nick Cardy has left us at age 93. I’m not going to spend a lot of time here reciting the beloved artists’ stats. You can read those other places. Here I’m going t...
by Sam Maronie
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE SCHWARTZ

  What’s left to say about iconic DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz that hasn’t been said before? The godfather of the Silver Age of Comics passed away, June 19, 2004. He would have been 99 yesterday. Julie edit...
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The Great Nick Cardy points to an iconic Teen Titans cover he drew back in the 70s.
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FAREWELL NICK CARDY

  One of the few remaining giants from comics’ Golden Age has left us. Artist Nick Cardy has passed away at the age of 93. SMEF will have additional coverage and exclusive photos tomorrow. Our condolences go out to h...
by Sam Maronie
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ONWARD TO SUPER-CON MIAMI!

  Blogmeister Sam is headed out to Super-Con Miami Beach, Florida this holiday weekend! #supercon2014 It’s shaping up to be a major-league event. Celebs from such popular shows as Game of Thrones, Spartacus, and Arro...
by Sam Maronie
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MOLDOFF THE MAGNIFICENT

Artist Sheldon Moldoff was one of the true greats of the Golden Age of comics. Shelly’s incredible, 75-year career is truly unmatched. Moldoff was born in New York City on April 14, 1920. He started chalk drawing on NYC s...
by Sam Maronie
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FLORIDA SUPERCON #supercon2014

  Florida Supercon just convened in glamorous South Beach Miami July 3-7, 2014.  Like most  big conventions anymore, it was a complex event. Trying to juggle Cosplay, comics, media and other interests is never easy. Ther...
by Sam Maronie
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SUPERMEN OF AMERICA

Fan clubs have been around for decades. There have been such organizations for movie stars, sport celebs….and even for fictional characters! Back in the 30s, many pulp-magazine and radio heroes had their own ‘secret...
by Sam Maronie
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GET WELL, JOE SINNOTT

  We’re sorry to report that veteran Marvel Comics artist Joe Sinnott has recently been dealing with some serious medical setbacks. The 88-year-old Sinnott experienced some cardiac issues which required a brief hospi...
by Sam Maronie
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Stephen Sadowski was constantly busy during the convention, drawing for his many fans. Stephen is remembered for his awesome run on JSA.

STEPHEN SADOWSKI

  One of the most exciting talents in comics today is artist Stephen Sadowski. After starting out with various assignments for DC, his run on their JSA title of the early 2000s made him a fan-favorite. Other high-profile proje...
by Sam Maronie
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IRWIN HASEN

  As  sit and write these words, i can look up above me and view hanging on my office wall the beautiful cover  of All-Star Comics #43, recreated by its original artist, Irwin Hasen. Mr. Hasen left us after an incredible...
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