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Today in Comic Book History

I don't think we have one of these threads, forgive me if we do. But I was just looking at a list of today's birthdays in history and noticed two of my favorite creators.

Seth
(Insert Mister X pic here)
(Insert Peanuts collection design here)

Kurt Busiek
(Insert Marvels pic here)
(Insert Astro City pic here)

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Old 09-16-15, 01:36 PM
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Old 09-16-15, 08:54 PM
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For a known and successful comic book writer, Kurt has been fairly accessible on other forums in the past. DC should give him a book to do with as he pleases.
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Mike Mignola too!
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For a known and successful comic book writer, Kurt has been fairly accessible on other forums in the past. DC should give him a book to do with as he pleases.
Isn't that what Astro City is?
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Old 09-17-15, 12:48 PM
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Isn't that what Astro City is?
I was thinking something set in the DC universe proper.
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Happy birthday to one of the greats, Joe Kubert.
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Old 09-18-15, 03:36 PM
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I was thinking something set in the DC universe proper.
Unless your name is Morrison or Johns, you aren't getting by without major editorial interference in the "real" DC Universe... not to mention his encyclopedic knowledge of comic history and his way of making it all work together would be utterly wasted on the current regime (I feel the same way about Johns, come to think of it).
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I don't think we have one of these threads, forgive me if we do. But I was just looking at a list of today's birthdays in history and noticed two of my favorite creators.

Seth
(Insert Mister X pic here)
(Insert Peanuts collection design here)



He's a pretty nice guy. I randomly ran into him at my local used book store a year ago and we chatted about old Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright.
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Also Cassandra Peterson was yesterday.
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Old 09-19-15, 12:18 AM
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I bet that Elvira issue is a fun comic. I don't think I've ever come across that issue before, I am pretty sure I would recognize it in a bin.
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He's a pretty nice guy. I randomly ran into him at my local used book store a year ago and we chatted about old Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright.
That was cool, thanks for posting CJ!
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Today we get Garry Leach, the British artist and publisher known for work with 2000 AD, Quality, and Atomeka.
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And Adam West.
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I saved a pic but then forgot to post yesterday's birthdays:

Inker Doug Hazelwood, author George RR Martin, and write Steve Gerber.
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Today we get Stephen King; two weeks early I say.
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And David Mazzuccheli; whatever happened to him?

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writer Steve Gerber
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Jimmy Olsen has died

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/ar...t-87.html?_r=4
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Happy birthday to one of the greats, Will Elder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Elder
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Also, a very happy birthday to the late great E. Nelson Bridwell. Like Will Elder, he also wrote for Mad Magazine, but he is most famous as a writer and editor for DC Comics. He created Secret Six and the Inferior Five, wrote for Superfriends and Superman Family and Creepy and Eerie; edited those awesome DC 100 Pagers; and was DC's first "continuity cop". Pretty much everything comic-related that I love or wish I could do, it was Bridwell.
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I enjoy those Super Friends comics. I wish they had reprinted them in color instead of black-and-white print.
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I enjoy those Super Friends comics. I wish they had reprinted them in color instead of black-and-white print.
Amen to that. I'd prefer the individual issues but they are pretty pricey; I think I only own a few of them.
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Today we have Paul Ryan and one of my favorite comic book writers, PAD.
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