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    ‘Django/Zorro’ #1 is an Entertaining Team Up and Genre Mashup

    Even though historically speaking, Zorro and Django were contemporaries, they couldn’t be more different. First, there is their ages. Zorro is 95 years old whereas Django hasn’t even celebrated his second birthday as a fictional character. They come in different social classes and cultures (Mexican aristocrat and former African American slave) and are children of different genres with Zorro taking his cues from the pulp and superhero genres while Django is a product of blaxploitation and the Western. More

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    2014 Baltimore Comic Con Dynamite Pulp Panel

    The last panel I attended was the Dynamite pulps one on the last day of the con. It was an informal discussion about the history of pulp stories and comics, and how they’ve evolved and changed over the years while also being responsible for the superhero genre. The panel was full of pulp comics creators and fans, like […] More

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    ‘Shadow/Grendel’ #1 Is a Fine Example of the Noir Style

    Matt Wagner’s noir style villain Grendel has returned, and penned by the man himself! Wagner, who has in recent years completed runs on Dynamite’s Zorro and Green Hornet series, brings his classic baddie back in time to the pulp-novel settings of 1930’s New York. Hunter Rose, Grendel’s alter ego, has added to his collection of rare artifacts an urn once in the possession of the vile Shaiwan Khan. Inside the urn is an ancient scroll that, when read aloud, sends Rose back to the 1930’s. Without missing a beat, Rose begins to set up shop in New York’s seedy underworld. More