The History of Comic Books and their Superheroes Part 1 – How The Pulps and comic strips laid the groundwork for the introduction of modern-day comic books.

The Argosy magazine, April 1906

Prior to comic books as we know them, off-the-wall fiction appeared in a format called The Pulps. Around 1892, stories were printed in cheap paper magazines (hence the name, Pulps). They contained fantastical storylines and pictures and are universally considered to be the precursor to the comic books that appeared during the Golden Age of…

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The Big Bang Theory intro – a closer look at the 109 photos used to create the show’s opening sequence

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The Big Bang Theory television show is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California and includes roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. At…

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Demolition work reveals astonishingly well-preserved historic sign

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Restoration work in Little Rock, Arkansas has revealed a historic Dr Pepper soft drink sign on a building that once housed Dr Pepper bottling equipment. Located on Seventh Street in Little Rock, a former laundry laying adjacent to the property was torn down to make way for future expansion. After demolition of the laundry building,…

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