Looking back on Rusty Staples' most popular posts of 2022!
Is it possible to create a comic that appeals to *everyone*? (Or at least doesn't necessarily repel anyone?)
When comic mergers go wrong (or maybe right!)...
Original: From Amazing Spider-Man #42 (Nov 1966), art by John Romita
Sometimes it's not a good idea to switch a comic or character into a different genre. (But sometimes it IS!)
OK, now we're in trouble...
In another reality Stan Lee was a beatnik... Original: Sub-Mariner #1, Marvel Comics Group, May 1968Pencils by John Buscema, inks by Sol Brodsky
2000AD went missing for five weeks at the end of 1978 and to be honest, I'm still not completely over it.
The archives have been plundered once again, readers, in order to bring you yet more comic-book gems from another reality! Before I go on (and on, and on) I would like to answer a question that I imagine at least one reader has possibly considered asking... The comics in this series have not all been … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #4 – #8
Welcome, readers, to the long-unawaited third episode in our sporadic and unreliable series in which your Uncle Rusty takes a look at comics that didn't actually exist in this universe but should have... In the 1970s (a sort of prototype version of the 1980s, but with wider ties, longer hair, and orange and brown wallpaper) … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #3