Category Archives: Wednesday’s Heroes

Wednesday’s Heroes: Marie Severin

She was just one in a lineup of artists, but when it came to Marvel’s classic “Incredible Hulk” tales, she was the irreplaceable one. Paging through backissues or a Marvel Essentials trade, the green behemoth pencilled by Marie Severin is … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: Rayner Unwin

xxx xx You had to wonder whether he got his name in the manuscript somehow. J.R.R. Tolkien, already partial to names like “Undómiel,” “Celeborn” and “Éowyn,” would surely have found cause to pay tribute to Rayner Unwin in such an … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: Norman Cook

xx xx xx xx You could as easily give him credit in his better-known public identity, Fatboy Slim, preeminent DJ and pop collagist. But I’m more interested in where the collage materials come from, and in Cook’s deeds as a … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: Rusty Schweickart

A side effect of looking toward the skies is that you can’t help but notice stuff moves around up there. Rusty Schweickart, who got closer to the stars than most humans have or, at this rate, ever will, understands that … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: Abe Sauer

The credo that Real Journalism would not quail before the Internet, but would instead become a hardy amphibian that hunts in new waters, finds its apotheosis here. Abe Sauer is such a creature, plying the digital currents and explaining two-thirds … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: R. Scott Bakker

If science fiction and fantasy offer a chance to grapple with the fantastic, why do so few authors really take up the gauntlet? It’s easy enough to write a story with world-shattering magic or beyond-lightspeed transport, but it’s far harder … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Heroes: Lou Scheimer

Call him the Man Who Was Not Joseph Barbera. Lou Scheimer was taking cues from such creators on how to do memorable animation on the cheap, but what he produced as head of Filmation from 1966 to 1988 was memorable … Continue reading

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