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Even the most casual student of pop culture is aware of Jack Kirby’s comic book accomplishments, but did you know that he co-created the romance comic genre?

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Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #46

August 30, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #46 – January, 1966

Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling pop culture commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
Fantastic Four #46 – January, 1966
Cover art by Jack Kirby and …

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Detective Comics #359

August 23, 2015 – 7:45 am
Detective Comics #359 – January, 1967

Fans of the sixties’ Batman television show took a big hit last week with the passing of Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl for 26 episodes of the classic series.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Devil Dinosaur #5

August 16, 2015 – 7:45 am
Devil Dinosaur #5 - August, 1978

Scientists say that dinosaurs and cavemen never coexisted, but that didn’t stop Jack Kirby from throwing them together and mixing in some alien action to boot.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #51

August 9, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #51 – June, 1966

This Man… This Monster is symbolic of the Marvel/Fox film rights flap with Fox trying to run the franchise into the ground with imposter FF characterizations.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Amazing Spider-Man #131

August 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
Amazing Spider-Man #131 – April, 1974

Many rumors flying regarding the 2017 Spider-Man reboot, but one bit of Spidey news that I’m uneasy about is that Marisa Tomei might be our new movie Aunt May.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Dog Days Edition) – Superboy #56

July 26, 2015 – 7:45 am
Superboy #56 – April, 1957

We celebrated Hot Dog Day and we’re tail-deep into the Dog Days of Summer, so it’s time we got ‘Sirius’ and showcased a cover that celebrates man’s best friend.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Pluto edition) – House of Mystery #87

July 19, 2015 – 7:45 am
House of Mystery #87 – June, 1959

Space-nerds are going crazy over the recent Pluto flyby, but what most Earthlings want to know is, ‘When is Pluto going to stop sending us their menacing pets?’

Classic Comic Cover Corner (SDCC 2015 Edition) – Doc Savage Comics #1

July 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Doc Savage Comics #1 – June, 1940

I applaud SDCC for recognizing Doc Savage and The Shadow in their busy programming schedule; pulp heroes who inspired almost every aspect of any comic convention.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Rocketeer (The Official Movie Adaptation) #1

July 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Rocketeer (The Official Movie Adaptation) #1 – January, 1991

We’re starting to get a little tired of the negativity in the news, so we’re going straight up patriotic and fun and no one does that better than The Rocketeer!

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Marvel Team-Up #9

June 28, 2015 – 7:45 am
Marvel Team-Up #9 – May, 1973

Writer Gerry Conway envisioned racial divisiveness (apparently programmed into robots) 300-years into this fictitious future. Let’s hope and pray he was wrong.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #1

June 14, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #1 – September, 1963

With the release Avengers themed Ant-Man posters we felt we should point out that he was a founding member – even if the films have ignored that little fact.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Lone Ranger #9

June 7, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Lone Ranger #9 – March, 1949

Something so shocking happened at Phoenix Comicon that I’m still reeling from the effects of having seen it – the cool comeback of pulp-western themed costumes.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Phoenix Comicon Edition) – Captain America #110

May 31, 2015 – 7:45 am
Captain America #110 – February, 1969

We’re focusing on Cap #110 not only because it features the Hulk and was the first Steranko Cap cover, but also because it has Steve Rogers smoking a cigarette.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Memorial Day Edition) – Superman #12

May 24, 2015 – 5:24 am
Superman #12 – September, 1941

This was one of the first WWII comics to show solidarity with our troops and the message was clear: If Superman is onboard with our military, shouldn’t you be?