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Sunday, October 03, 2004

Comics in the News -- Week of September 26

When Nerdish Boys Dreamed Up New Comic-Book Heroes
October 3, 2004
Washington, D.C.
Stephen Goode of The Washington Times favorably reviews the new book “Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and The Birth of the Comic Book” by Gerard Jones. The book examines the early days of superhero comics, the ideas, and writers and artists of the time.
Read the rest of the story from The Washington Times.

Exhibitions, Book Trace Development of Comics
October 1, 2004
St. Louis, Missouri
The School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis has just opened two exhibitions “The Rubber Frame: Culture and Comics” tracing the evolution of comics from the early 1800s through the comix underground of the 1960s and 70s through today’s alternative comics.
Read the rest of the story from The Record.

DC’s Green Lantern Resurrection Hangs Out Hope for Hal Jordon
October 1, 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
Mark A. Perigard of the Boston Herald takes a preview look at the upcoming six-issue miniseries “Green Lantern: Rebirth” to begin in October.
Read the rest of the story from The Boston Herald.

It’s a ‘Super’ Trademark Mess
September 23, 2004
New York, New York
A federal judge won’t throw out a trademark infringement suit DC Comics filed against Kryptonite Corp., the bicycle lock company.
Read the rest of the story from the New York Daily News.

‘Uncle Pai’ Celebrates 75th Birthday
September 22, 2004
Mumbai, India
Anant “Uncle” Pai, the editor of the Amar Chitra Katha comics celebrated his 75th birthday on September 22. Pai is considered the father of Indian comics.
Read the rest of the story from the Indo-Asia News Service.

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