On This Day: Julius Schwartz
On this day in 1915, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in his […]Read More
Remembering Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta, one of the most influential artists in the fantasy field, was born on this day, in New York, in 1928. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction notes: A native New Yorker, he studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts and, at the age of sixteen, began drawing professionally for Comics. He worked on […]Read More
Remembering Jack Kirby
Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-three years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, at […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Edmond Hamilton
Forty years ago, today, Edmond Moore Hamilton died, in Lancaster, California. Although his first published sale, ‘The Monster-God of Mamurth’ in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales, was very firmly in the pulp tradition of Abraham Merritt and H. P. Lovecraft, Hamilton would go on to become one of the formative voices in American […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!
Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, Rachel Pollack is probably best-known to SF fans for her novel Unquenchable Fire, which won […]Read More
100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz
On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Neal Adams!
It is an iconic cover by any definition of that word. The two characters are among the most recognised in DC Comics‘ illustrious stable of superheroes. One of them, Green Lantern, is reciting his famous oath, ‘In brightest day, in blackest night . . .’; the other, Green Arrow, is firing an arrow through Green […]Read More
On This Day: Philip Wylie
On this day in 1902, Philip Gordon Wylie was born and the world as we know it was changed forever. Wait. What? Yeah. Philip Wylie. You know: he of When Worlds Collide fame? Filmed in 1951 by George Pal and later reimagined as Deep Impact? He wrote the influential non-fiction book Generation of Vipers, and […]Read More
It Was Twenty years Ago, Today . . .
The King is dead. Long live the King. Twenty years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, at the age of 76. Jacob Kurtzberg – known to the comics world as Jack […]Read More
Superhero Week: Man of Steel Premiere and more favourites
Yesterday team Gollancz hit up the Man of Steel premiere in Leicester Square, armed with Geeks t-shirts and and our awesome Steelheart postcards. We reckon we got a few new recruits to Join the Resistance, and it’s not too late for you either. Plenty of time to win £100 of Forbidden PLanet vouchers still in the […]Read More
Superhero Week: Mystery Men
It’s day two of our Gollancz Superhero Week and it’s simultaneously the eve of Man of Steel‘s premiere at which you will find us, Team Gollancz, flyering for one of our steely books (can you guess what it is yet?). Be there or be square. Amidst discussing what our ideal super power would be, from invisibility to wingless flying […]Read More
Superhero Week: Man of Steel and other stories
This week sees the release of Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to be adapted from the DC comic. In other news, and by no means a coincidence, it also happens to be Superhero Week here at Gollancz (any excuse…). Superhero Week involves a lot of (sometimes heated) chat about our favourite movie adaptations, comics, […]Read More