|From X-Men 17, by Lee, Kirby, Roth & Ayers|
There's a new post in The Year In Comics series that's just gone up at the Sequart Publishing site, and it focuses on Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Werner Roth's work on The X-Men between 1963 and 1966. It's one of a series of posts I'm working on as part of the run-up to a book on the first wave of Marvel superheroes that I appear to have agreed to write. I hope you might consider visiting Sequart - here - and taking a look at a post that touches on Greenwich Village beatniks, the stifling pressure to conform in early to mid-Sixties America, and the quietly radical nature of The X-Men in an industry that had been emasculated by Senate Sub-Committee, Seduction Of The Innocent, and the Comics Code Authority just a few years before.
Apologies to anyone who's popped in here to kill a dead moment of the day only to find that this is a far briefer Tuesday post than usual. Deadlines, dentists and family gatherings have eaten into the day to a detrimental degree, but the Tuesday TooBusy post will, for whatever its worth, be back to normal next week. However, there will be a couple of new posts up here tomorrow, including a Wednesday List inspired by the contents of the earliest X-Men issues. Should you find yourself with a stultifying second in the day that can't possibly be filled in any other way, then you'd be very welcome to come and waste away your time here instead.