- Posted by Johanna on June 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm
- Category: KC
KC’s latest installment exploring the history of comic storytelling — previously, part one, part two — moves into the 1980s. Only the first half, though, because as you know, 1986 is the most significant year in modern comics ever, and that’s going to be covered a little later.
In this column, KC covers the invention of the graphic novel, the rise of independent comic publishers, key titles such as Elfquest, Cerebus, and Star*Reach, and the importance of Alan Moore. There’s also discussion of significant superhero titles of the period, including The Dark Phoenix Saga and the Titans relaunch, plus Marvel’s Epic experiment.
I love proofreading these columns, because I always learn things. In this case, it was the existence of The First Kingdom, which titles were the first Direct Market only comics, and most important, how Marvel got the miniseries wrong. This one covers a LOT of material, so take your time.