Captain America writer, Mark Gruendwald found me in one of my frequent visits to the Marvel Comics office and handed me a pile of Captain America reference. As usual, his few images told me everything I needed to know. Artist Kieron Dwyer had cooked up a design of Captain America’s new jet. He apparently had [...]
The Story Behind DC Comics’ Famous Gotham City Map Page 1 of 4 DC Comics’ Gotham City map was generally designed for the time in and around the “No Man’s Land” or “Cataclysm” series. Unofficially known as “Escape From Gotham City” after the John Carpenter cult fave movie, “Escape From New York.” Batman’s Gotham City is hit [...]
Mark Gruenwald, boyish Marvel Comics Editor, was always looking for slightly risque activities or pranks. Someone must’ve given him a paddle-ball as a gag-gift. That was all it took– the Marvel Bullpen was never the same! After the traditional stagger to the bank to cash our paychecks, we reassembled to move furniture around to make room for the Only Annual Wack-Offs!
The Guardians of the Galaxy 1994 Annual No. 4 is the only comic book that contains a work of mine that was printed in a severely compromised fashion. For the first time! Read the technical specifications and descriptions OMITTED from the 1994 Guardians of the Galaxy Annual No. 4
The Marvel Bullpen, March, 1979. 575 Madison Ave, NYC– between 56th and 57th Streets. Marvel had much of the floor, the stat rooms, storage closets and “Stan’s Closet” were all in the back end of the space. Fellow Stat Man Robbie Carosella and I were located right next to the Service Elevator. These shots were taken over a period of time. [...]
The First Cover to the Punisher Armory Series The Punisher Armory. Put out by Marvel Comics. Hardly seems likely? No superheroes, no super powers. No stories, as we knew them; no panel-to-panel continuity. No page of small panels. Sort of a narrative that has only the character’s voice as the constant. Sometimes the technical guy [...]
My Punisher Armory editor, Don Daley, calls me up to tell me I had to call this guy. Seems that this man shows up at the Marvel offices claiming that he was a representative for a gun manufacturer. He wanted to speak to me. Don very nicely withheld my personal information but did take the [...]