Entries from May 2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

How I Didn't Team Up with Frank Frazetta

I was never a huge fan of the late Frank Frazetta’s work – his most famous stuff always screamed, “Hey, Fanboy, grab a handful of this!” a little too shrilly for me to get into the spirit – but there’s no disputing that a lot of my memories of early adolescence are littered with his […]

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Feuds That Were and Never Were (Pt. 3)

(This is the conclusion of an article that originally appeared as the introduction to Li’l Abner Volume 23, in 1996. Latecomers can find Part One here and Part Two here. (Part Three picks up where the piece began, with a funny-papers feud between Al Capp’s in-your-face satirical strip Li’l Abner and that pillar of syndicated […]

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Feuds That Were and Never Were (Pt. 2)

(Part one of this 1996 article offered a look at a pair of feuds involving Li’l Abner cartoonist Al Capp – his long-running real-life rivalry with Joe Palooka creator Ham Fisher, and a headline-grabbing exchange of mock insults between Abner and Mary Worth. This time around, we’ll check out some curious not-quite-feuds from Capp’s career […]




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