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Five For Friday #3: Changing Comics
posted November 12, 2004
Name Five Comics that Changed Comics
#1 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
#1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
The Adventures of Jesus
by Frank Stack
#1 by Tom DeFalco and John Romita, Jr.
Love and Rockets
#1 by Mario, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
Other Lists and Responses
I'm going to steal from you.
The first three are obvious. For years, any time I was around non-comic people and I told them I read comics their first response was "have you read Maus
might not be Bagge's first work, but my teen years fell in the 90's and every slacker and outcast I knew read that "grunge comic." I know it introduced a lot of people to the world of indy comics.
is disqualified for being a book, I'd add Youngblood
#1. Whether we like to admit it or not, Youngblood
#1 launched a new era and it was the first time in my (then) relatively short life that comics moved from being about the story to being about the art. It was also a statement that creators didn't have to work for the Big Two, they didn't have to turn their creations over to big corporations.
From a UK perspective...
Ally Sloper's Half Holiday
is a joke, right? I got a chuckle out of it. But then there might be
something I'm missing. Some sort of Direct Market significance. Ka-zar
was in there too, right? As a direct market only comic. My history is lacking there...
(what I mean to put here is the first major Crumb appearance, but I don't know it, still all these creators are significant)