Erik Larsen is back with another Kirby rant and a bit of news. Erik takes a look at the tough decisions Image is having to make in preparing collections of Jack's classic creator-owned titles "Silver Star" and "Captain Victory."
Last week's column about the ethics and pitfalls of purchasing original art inspired a lot of feedback. Erik shares some of your comments and stories of buying original art and expands on his last column a bit.
When you buy original art, do you know where it actually came from? Could it have been stolen? Erik talks about collecting original art, the problems you can run into and how he lost much of his own art in a house fire.
There are a lot of influential, famous people out there who love comics. But why don't they ever share their love of comics with the rest of the world? Erik thinks about what a little star power evangelism could bring to comics.
Erik takes a look at an artist you're probably not all that familiar with, Nestor Redondo, a fantastic Filipino artist who worked on "Swamp Thing" back in the day as well as a number of comics you should know better.
As a comics creator that has total control over their own property, some times it's hard not to go all "George Lucas" on your own work when it's being collected. Erik discusses some of the issues he's run into with collecting his own work.
Erik starts this week by asking the question, "Do black and white reprints violate artistic integrity?" So, what does Erik think of the Marvel Essentials and DC Showcase black and white reprints? It's not an easy answer. Come inside to find out.
Erik shares a tale of how Dick Tracy played an important part of his formative years, his own love of the character as well as a review of the recently released first volume of IDW's "The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Dailies & Sundays."
Readers, pour yourself a cup of coffe and settle in -- this week Erik talks at length about his life long fascination with the work of John Byrne, starting way back with "E-Man" and on up to present day, and why he regrets never meeting him in person.
This week, Erik has a confession to make. "I buy the same comics again and again and again." What exactly does he mean by that? We're sure it's something many of you have in common with Erik. It's the power of the collected edition this week in ONE FAN'S OPINION.
Ever try to get a non-comic book reader to read a comic book? What were your results? Right, not easy. Erik talks about trying to find that perfect book to offer up to a non-comic reading friend of his.
Erik Larsen's been at this whole column thing for one year or 52 columns -- what's he learned in that time? How does the audience perceive what he's saying? Erik discusses some of the lessons learned on the 1 year anniversary of ONE FAN'S OPINION!