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Remembering Jack Kirby

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-three years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!

Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, … Continue reading

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Bloom County Returns!

As has been noted across the interwebs, the great Bloom County is returning! Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Berkely Breathed called time on his brilliant satirical cartoon a quarter of a century ago, in 1989; he moved many of his characters over … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Neal Adams!

It is an iconic cover by any definition of that word. The two characters are among the most recognised in DC Comics‘ illustrious stable of superheroes. One of them, Green Lantern, is reciting his famous oath, ‘In brightest day, in … Continue reading

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On This Day: Frank Frazetta

On this day, five years ago, one of the most influential artists in the fantasy field passed away, in Fort Meyers, Florida. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction notes: A native New Yorker, he studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jack Kirby Died

Psst! Hey you!  Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-one years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with … Continue reading

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Apparently it’s Hallowe’en . . .

Those of you who have been reading the Gateway blog for a while might think there’s something familiar about this post. And you’d be right. What’s familiar is actually every single word that follows this first paragraph. Reason being, my … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!

This is a community service.  Or possibly an unhealthy obsession. Either way, we find we have no option but to plug a really cool initiative by the worldwide comics publishing industry: Free Comic Book Day, an annual event whereby comics … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jack Kirby

The King is dead. Long live the King. Twenty years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, … Continue reading

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