Author Archives: Drew Bradley

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Columns
Ghosts of Comics’ Past: April in Comic History – Radio coverage, Xanadu, Fumetti, and April Fools gone wrong

By | Apr 6, 2020 | Columns

Multiversity’s column on comic history is back for another April-themed edition. Misleading radio coverage! DC’s first direct market exclusive! Marvel fumetti! Plus, an April Fool’s joke in such bad taste, it’s only discussed in vague terms! April 1942 Since 1940, opinion pieces about comic books were mostly negative, and mostly of the generational divide genre […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: 70, 60, and 30 years ago

By | Feb 17, 2020 | Columns

Another Monday, another installment of Ghosts‘ new format. This time I’m giving you an overview of the comic landscape in 1950 and a couple fun items from 1960 and 1990. Enjoy! 1950 1950 was a big year for comics. A Senate Subcommittee wrapped up a five-year investigation of organized crime that included examinations of ten […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: December 2019 – New Comics, Academic Research, and Heroes World

By | Dec 2, 2019 | Columns

It’s the first Monday of the month, and that means another trip down memory lane. In this installment, I’ll tell you about the groundbreaking innovation in “New Comics” from December 1935, some academic opinions on comics from various Decembers in the 1940s, and Marvel’s blunder into self-distribution that began in December 1994. December 1935 The […]

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Reviews
Wizard 58: So Many Crazy Things from June 1996

By | Aug 8, 2019 | Reviews

In my final review of “Wizard” for the summer, issue 58 serves up some real head scratchers. How did Marvel botch the Ultraverse so badly? Why did Heidi McDonald get a pie in the face? How was teen Tony Stark not the worst character revamp? And why did “Kingdom Come” get shafted? The Bunny Award […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: August in Comics History – The First “Marvel Comics,” Carol Kalish, and the Variant Resurgence

By | Aug 5, 2019 | Columns

The first Monday of every month, this column looks back at three historical events from the comic industry that are connected to that month. For August 2019, we examine the first comic from Marvel, Carol Kalish, and the return of variant covers. August 31, 1939 Martin Goodman had been in the publishing business since 1929, […]

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