The Bowery Boys Podcast dedicates an episode to New York City in the history of comic books. “In the 1890s a newspaper rivalry between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer helped bring about the birth of the comic strip and, a few decades later, the comic book. Today, comic book superheroes are bigger than ever — in blockbuster summer movies and television shows — and most of them still have an inseparable bond with New York City.”
Posted May 2, 2014
Al Feldstein has died. Feldstein got his start at EC Comics, creating Tales From The Crypt and several other titles, and later became editor for MAD Magazine. The Comics Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine and Robot 6 have obituaries. NPR’s All Things Considered remembers Feldstein. At The Atlantic Wire, Eric Levinson considers, “How Al Feldstein Helped Shape Modern Comedy.” The Comics Journal has posted a 2013 interview with Feldstein and a 2013 overview of his career by Bob Levin. Here Feldstein talks about being called before the 1954 Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency and Comic Books for Sequential Art’s documentary, Diagrams for Delinquents.