Tag: Michael Eury

With Further Ado #254: Unpacking HeroesCon – Part 2

With Further Ado #254: Unpacking HeroesCon – Part 2

I’m still grinning ear-to-ear after that fabulous time at Charlotte’s HeroesCon. Shelton Drum and his team sure put on a great show. Here are a few more highlights.

Back Issue Magazine’s 20th Anniversary & Michael Eury

Michael Eury is a fantastic individual. I’ve been devouring his professional writing ever since he was doing the text pages in DC Comics. As the story goes, he was a fan who always wanted to be a comics professional, inspired by Julie Schwartz and his title of editor.

Michael worked hard to become an editor at DC Comics and Dark Horse. For the past 20 years, he’s been creating pop culture books, and currently for TwoMorrows Publishing, he is editor-in-chief of two magazines – RetroFan and Back Issue Magazine. Continue reading “With Further Ado #254: Unpacking HeroesCon – Part 2”

With Further Ado #249: Collab or Team-Up?

With Further Ado #249: Collab or Team-Up?

Collabs. All the cool kids in the business world, from tech start-up founders to crafter brewers, know all about “collabs”. (It took me a while to realize it’s short for “collaborations”.) These collabs are all about two companies (or individuals) partnering for a project, in order that they create something unique and memorable. Something that probably wouldn’t happen if each party had just worked on their own.

But comic people and geek culture know what these collabs really are.

They are Team-Ups!

I think my first “Team-Up” was issue #70 of The Brave and the Bold. This was the January 1967 issue; so, it was on sale during the height of the Batman ‘66 craze. There was one problem: it didn’t look like a pleasant collaboration to me. Two heroes, Batman and Hawkman (who was new to me back then) were beating the stuffing out of one another. In the background, a crashed Batmobile was still smoking. This was presumably the result of the Caped Crusader’s and the Winged Wonder’s fight. These two crimefighters were even pulling at each other’s masks, which must have been in direct conflict with some unwritten superhero code. Continue reading “With Further Ado #249: Collab or Team-Up?”