Author Archives: Drew Bradley

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Columns
Ghosts of Comics’ Past: March in Comic History – “Showcase,” “The Flash,” and Offset Printing

By | Mar 1, 2021 | Columns

Multiversity’s history column returns with a new installment themed around the month of March. March 1956 The comic market was in turmoil in 1956, still suffering from the effects of the Frederic Wertham’s populist attack, the subsequent Senate investigation, and the draconian content restrictions imposed by the Comics Code Authority. DC Publisher Jack Liebowitz wanted […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: January in Comics History – Planet Comics, Superheroine teamups, and Northstar

By | Jan 4, 2021 | Columns

There’s no better way to start a new year than to reflect on previous ones, and Multiversity’s history column is here to help you out! In today’s article, you’ll read about the first science fiction comic and the first superheroine team-up. Plus – read about public and private responses to the sexual revelations by X-Men […]

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Reviews
Remembering Amalgam: JLX Unleashed #1

By | Nov 16, 2020 | Reviews

As the journey through Amalgam Comics nears a conclusion, I find myself at “JLX Unleashed”, the follow up to the disappointing 1996 “JLX”. Luckily for everyone, this story is a significant improvement. The Mash Up Some of the lesser members of the Justice League have been mixed with the X-Men, and in Amalgam continuity the […]

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Remembering Amalgam: Dark Claw Adventures #1

By | Nov 9, 2020 | Reviews

With this review of 1997’s “Dark Claw Adventures”, we’re nearing the finish line in our journey through Amalgam Comics. The Mash Up Like the 1996 issue “Legends of the Dark Claw”, this issue merges Batman with Wolverine. Also returning is Sparrow, the Jubilee/Robin combo. Unlike the 1996 issue, “Adventures” is drawn in the Bruce Timm […]

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Remembering Amalgam: Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto

By | Oct 26, 2020 | Reviews

After weeks of duds, we finally find another gem on our journey through Amalgam Comics. More than just its gimmick, “The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto” is a genuinely good story. The Mash Up This is largely the same cast as “Magneto and the Magnetic Men”, which means its Metal Men meet the Brotherhood of Mutants, […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: 2010

By | Oct 26, 2020 | Columns

By 2010, the comic industry had pulled itself out of its depression and was starting to roar again, though the highs of 1990 were still far out of reach. In this installment of “Ghosts”, I’ll lead you through an overview of the industry as of 2010 before focusing on some other important events from the […]

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Remembering Amalgam: “Thorion of the New Asgods”

By | Oct 19, 2020 | Reviews

It’s been a while since we had a wholly positive review of an Amalgam Comic. The drought isn’t over this week, but the journey through Amalgam Comics continues with “Thorion” anyway. The Mash Up Characters from “Thor” are merged with the New Gods. Some of these elements were introduced in the wave one book “Bullets […]

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Remembering Amalgam: “Bat-Thing” #1

By | Oct 12, 2020 | Reviews

This is about the Amalgam Comic “Bat-Thing”, not that panel in “Batman: Damned”. It’s also part 19 in our 26 installment journey through Amalgam Comics. The Mash Up Man-Bat meets Man-Thing, as told by Larry Hama, Rodolfo DaMaggio, and Bill Sienkiewicz. This is another DC production. The plot You’d expect this to be about Bat-Thing, […]

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