Episode 84: The History Of Comics - Second Semester

Steve Petrivelli is a Philadelphia-based comic book writer, best known for his comic Sweetie, which was drawn by Sean Dillon. In his third appearance on the podcast, Steve continues his "History of Comics" lesson from Episode 67. In this episode, Steve recalls the "Bronze Age" of comics from the 70s to mid-80s and the underground comics movement popularized by Robert Crumb and Harvey Pekar. Plus, we look at DC Comics' massive event Crisis On Infinite Earths, the birth of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the formation of Image Comics. 

Also In This Episode:

  • 1986: The year that changed comic books
  • The comic book speculation boom of the early 90's
  • The trouble with variant covers
  • Blade: The real MVP of the comic book movie revival

Steve Petrivelli Links:
Sweetie - Main Website
Sweetie - Facebook

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Episode 84: The History Of Comics - Second Semester

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