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PHASE V - Symposium Publication & CAC Presentation


The Spring/Summer 2006 edition of the the International Journal of Comic Art (vol. 8, no. 1) featured the 108-page print symposium of the following works:

Lewis, A. David

Ever-Ending Battle Symposium - Introduction (approx. 2000 words)

Brunner, Edward

Death and the Maiden: Milton Caniff’s Pre-War Anti-Elegiac
War Elegy
(9772 words)

Blumberg, Arnold

"The Night Swen Stacy Died:" The End of Innocence and
the Birth of the Bronze Age
(5228 words)

Kawa, Abraham

The Universe She Died In: The Death and Lives of Gwen Stacy
(6143 words)

Alaniz, Jose

Death and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond (3812 words)

Farley, Wilbur

“The disease resumes its march to darkness”: The Death
of Captain Marvel and the Metastasis of Empire
(1589 words)

Duffy, William

Sing Muse, of the Immortal Hero: Using Epic to Understand Comic Books (5658 words)

Niederhausen, Michael

Deconstructing Crisis on Infinite Earths: Grant Morrison’s
Animal Man, JLA: Earth 2, and Flex Mentallo
(3781 words)


Comic-Con International - San Diego 2006 one again featured the outstanding Comic Arts Conference founded by Randy Duncan and Peter Coogan (Superhero: The Secrets Origin of a Genre). This year, Session #12 showcased selections from the Ever-Ending Battle symposium:

Sunday, July 23, 2006
11:30-1:00 Comic Arts Conference Session #12: Ever-Ending Battle Symposium

Contributors to the Ever-Ending Battle Symposium, published in the International Journal of Comic Art (Spring 2006), apply thanatology— study of death and dying, particularly its application to the bereaved or mourning—to the serial storytelling of sequential art and the cultural depictions of death in superhero comics. Jose Alaniz (University of Washington), Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg (Geppi's Entertainment Museum), William Duffy (SUNY Buffalo), Wilbur Farley (SUNY Stony Brook), Abraham Kawa (Aegean University), and Michael Niederhausen (Cuyahoga Community College) explore the deaths of Captain Marvel and Gwen Stacey, the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the ways epics can be used to understand superhero comics. Room 7B

posted by Dave Lewis @ 9/04/2006 10:30:00 AM


Contribution Update: "The Night Gwen Stacy Died"

Reconstruction: "The Night Gwen Stacy Died": The End of Innocence and the Birth of the Bronze Age - Curator of the forthcoming Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and Editor for Gemstone Publishing's comic book and collectible price guides Arnold Blumberg reflects on the industrial shift embodied in the death of Spider-Man's girlfriend.

posted by Dave Lewis @ 12/21/2005 02:32:00 PM


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Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 (2005)
Peter David (w), Mike Wieringo (p), Karl Kesel (i), Tom Brevoort (e)

House of M #7 (2005)
Brian Michael Bendis (w), Oliver Copiel (p), John Dell, Scott Hana & Tim Townsend (i), Tom Brevoort (e)

The obliteration of Hawkeye

Infinite Crisis #1 (2005)
Geoff Johns (w), Phil Jimenez (p), Andy Lanning (i), Eddie Berganza (e)

The death of Ratcatcher

The death of Condor

The death of Phantom Lady

The death of the Human Bomb

posted by Dave Lewis @ 10/15/2005 11:25:00 PM

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