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BB Chronological #46: Another She-Bang!

As promised in issue #21, Jerry Acerno’s Shadow Lady is back in BIG BANG COMICS #26 , with the thrilling conclusion to “Murder By Microphone!”

In it, crazed genius Maurice Dvorak continues his crusade against radio station WXKZ, who claimed the patents for his invention, the Vocal Resonator due to the fact that he was their employee and developed it at work. Previously, Dvorak has been killing the radio station’s stars, but tonight’s diabolical plan will kill everybody at WXKZ’s live Scientific Awards show.

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Happy Birthday Curt Swan!

Remembering the late, great Curt Swan on his birthday. One of the greatest things about doing Big Bang Comics has been the chance to work with some of my favorite artists. Murphy Anderson (who was coloring some of the first BB issues) made this cover possible.

Murphy contacted Curt and then inked it too. It appeared on the #4 issue of BB from Caliber Press, and we reprinted it about two years later after we moved to Image Comics as issue #6. Even got them to sign it as “Swanderson”. (more…)

BB Chronological 45: 25th Anniversary Issue

BIG BANG COMICS #25 is another one of those issues that I had very little to do with overall, merely acting as editor-in-chief and assembling the book with stories done by other creators of the Big Bang Gang. Regulars like Chris Ecker, Jeff Weigel, Mike Worley, Terrance Griep, Jim Brozman and Tim Stiles did the heavy lifting this time around, assisted by Doug Mabry and Jim Woodyard. And yet, with so little on my plate I managed to goof up one major thing. We were proud to have published 25 consecutive issues of the title at Image Comics and solicited the book as a “Silver Anniversary” Special. Jeff Weigel created a gorgeous front cover featuring the top BB heroes celebrating (more…)

BB Chronological 44: BB #24 – History of Big Bang Comics Pt. 1

It would not take much arm twisting to get me to admit that BIG BANG COMICS #24 is my own personal favorite issue that we ever produced. It is the fake history of a fake comic book company and creators in a fake comics industry. And yet – – there is some actual truth in it, at least as far as referencing some of the artists and writers that contributed to Big Bang over the years. (more…)

BB Chronological 43: BB #23 – The Sphinx Flies Again

A legend was reborn in BIG BANG COMICS #23 as a successor assumed the mantle of the Sphinx!

Peter Chefren was a genius, inventor, industrialist and one of the world’s richest self-made men. He was also known to the world as the super hero the Sphinx. What nobody knew was that Chefren was not of this Earth, but a refugee from a parallel dimension. When that past caught up to him (in Big Bang #13) Peter Chefren returned to his own dimension to close the dimensional gateway and protect this Earth from invasion by his own people.

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