thecomicsvault:

This is a good example of the differences between Marvel & DC, especially when it came to race relations. In the Green Lantern books, DC was just starting to address the issue of racism. They didn’t do it with a black superhero, but instead had a one-off character point out that Hal is a racist.

Marvel had already established a few black superheros by the early 70s, some even headlined their own book. Chief among them was Black Panther, who is literally attacked by Klansmen attempting to burn him on a cross. Clearly one publisher had a more subtle approach to this topic than the other.

But while everyone knows the "black skins" speech from GL #76, I think the Black Panther panel is much more powerful. It doesn’t (for lack of a better term) white-wash the issue of racism by reducing it to a soundbite. Instead it shows racism at it’s purest and most disgusting. It shows that even though he’s a superhero and a king, T’Challa was treated like any other black man in America.

GREEN LANTERN Vol. 2, #76 (April 1970)
Art by Neal Adams (pencils), Frank Giacioa (inks) & Cory Adams (colors)
Words by Dennis O’Neil 

JUNGLE ACTION Vol. 2, #20 (March 1976)
Art by Billy Graham (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks) & Janice Cohen (colors)
Words by Don McGregor

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thekickbackband:

The American Splendor Tour is touching both coasts and we’ll need your help getting the word out! TBAs updated shortly. Oh, Lordy.

The Kickback // American Splendor Tour

10/10 - Libertyville, IL - Mickey Finn’s
10/11 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling http://on.fb.me/1qXXN5f
10/17 -…

Don’t miss these gents. If you go and don’t enjoy the show, I’ll refund you one VHS cassette of my choosing.

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seanhowe:

Variety review of Marvel Super-Heroes animated series, October 26, 1966.

seanhowe:

Variety review of Marvel Super-Heroes animated series, October 26, 1966.

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thecomicsvault:

Hobgoblin Corner Box Art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson & Christie Scheele

thecomicsvault:

Hobgoblin Corner Box 
Art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson & Christie Scheele

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thecomicsvault:

HOWARD THE DUCK by Frank Brunner (1976)

thecomicsvault:

HOWARD THE DUCK by Frank Brunner (1976)

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thecomicsvault:

UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1 (July 1980)Art by John Byrne (pencils), Jim Aparo (inks) & Glynis Oliver (colors)Words by Len Wein

thecomicsvault:

UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1 (July 1980)
Art by John Byrne (pencils), Jim Aparo (inks) & Glynis Oliver (colors)
Words by Len Wein

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