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Partners For Life is copyright 2004-2007 Mike Esposito and Daniel Best.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

If you have written an article and would like to see it published here then contact us and we'll see what we can arrange

Toby Finch
The Power Cosmic
Surviving In A Comic Book Universe

Dave Simons
An Open Letter To Marvel: Squirrel Girl

Steven Bove
Sink Or Swim: The Secret Origin Of Dolphin
You On Old Age: An Insider's Guide To Ageism

Kevin Patrick
The Spanish Western Connection
The Phantom Commando

Paul Saether
The Fantastic Four: Co-Incidence Or Not

Stan Lee (via Thomas Lammers)
There's Money In Comics!
(This article can also be downloaded)

Stan Taylor
Spider-Man: The Case For Jack Kirby

Dusty Miller
Spider-Man: The Rebuttal

Brian Aherne
Advice From And Old Pro Who Never Turned Pro

THE HISTORY OF NEWTON COMICS
by DANIEL BEST

The (almost) complete history of the now forgotten and often over-looked Australian comic book company of the mid 1970s.  Complete with scans of some rarely seen covers and other material.

Click on the following links for the series

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
ART DISCUSSION
AVENGERS
CAPTAIN AMERICA
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
DAREDEVIL
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU
DRACULA
FANTASTIC FOUR
INCREDIBLE HULK
IRON MAN
'GENTLE' JOHN CORNEILLE INTERVIEW
'LOST' NEWTONS
MONSTERS UNLEASHED
ORIGINS OF GREAT MARVEL COMIC SUPERHEROES
NEWTON ONE SHOTS
PLANET OF THE APES
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
SILVER SURFER
SUB-MARINER
SWAP CARD ALBUM
TEAM UP
THOR
UNKNOWN WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION
X-MEN
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Interviews & Commentary
Alex Toth
Nic Cuti
John Romita
Murphy Anderson
Sal Buscema
Marty Thall
Dave Hunt

Articles
NEW: PARTNERS FOR LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES
Wonder Woman (UPDATED)
Superman vs The Amazing Spider-Man (UPDATED)
I.W./Super Comics (UPDATED)
Up Your Nose: The Lost Andru & Esposito Magazine
Ross Andru vs Marlon Brando
Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja
Spider-Man vs The Prodigy
Ross Andru's Pencils

ANDRU & ESPOSITO: PARTNERS FOR LIFE

Companion articles and interviews for the almost sold-out biography on the legendary art team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito

NORM BREYFOGLE

Articles about, and also by, one of the best Batman artists that ever drew the character

Norm Breyfogle Draws Archie - First Look
Evolution of A Splash Page
Friendly Fire/Neurotic Tumor
Prime Holo Cover
Arcade Fire
Mojo Evolution
Amy Winehouse
Arctic Monkeys
Jack White
Bob Dylan
Alan Grant & Norm Breyfogle Speak Out
The Lost Phantoms, Part I
The Lost Phantoms, Part II
The Lost Phantoms, Part III
Trading Card Art
Of Bitter Souls
Danger's Dozen
Detective Comics #627
Batman #471
The Destruction Of Norm Breyfogle's Art
12 Stone Toddler
THE FORMER DC STAFFER

An anonymous DC staffer writes about comic books as he saw them at the time when he worked on them.  As you read you'll soon discover that not everything is as it appears.

Comic Professionals As Sex Objects: The Femme Fatale
More Original Art Stories: DC Comics Archives Vol 1
Vinnie Colletta Redux
More Original Art Stories: Who's Who In The Legion Of Superheroes
More Original Art Stories: The Dark Knight Returns
The Greatest DC Comics Cover Never Told
Batman: A Controversy In The Family
When Is Original Art Not By The Original Artist?
Forgery For The Holidays

ORIGINAL ARTICLES
By Daniel Best

You know, I've written a fair bit in recent times.  So here are some of the choice ones.

It Magazine: A Short History Of A Troubled Magazine

The Ghosts Of Avengers Annual #10

The Lost Superman Story
Marvel Masterworks Non Original Artists
Punisher: Circle Of Blood
Nexus #100
Conan In Australia: An Incomplete History
Alan Kupperberg's Stolen Dagwood, Or, "Thank You For Calling Me Back Thirty Odd Years Later And Telling Me I've Been Victimized Again On The Same Job"
Ageism In Comic Books
Why I Don't Like Jack Kirby
An Open Reply To Mike Netzer
Mark McKenna
Banana Tales
Marvel's Essentials: Tom Brevoort Speaks
Simon & Kirby Down Under: The Fly
The REAL Ghost Rider
Captain America, R.I.P
DC Comics Blacklist?
Racist Comic Book Ads
Superman's Sealed Section
Jim Mooney's Cat
Solarman
Art On Ebay: Trimpe Speaks
Bob McLeod: Superhero ABC
Atlas/Seaboard Down Under Part I
Atlas/Seaboard Down Under Part II
Atlas Down Under, Part III: The Unpublished Bog Beast
Unknown Worlds Of Science Fiction: The Unseen Ken Kelly
Alan Weiss & The Lost Warlock
Skywald Down Under
Skywald Down Under: Nightmare
Claypool Comics
The Spirit Down Under
Warren Down Under: The Monster Factory
Gredown, Charlton & The House Of Yang
Charlton, Marvel, Maurice Bramley, Len Lawson & REG
Bramley, John Dixon, Keith Chatto, Horwitz, Marvel & Charlton
Horwitz & Maurice Bramley, Part I
Horwitz & Maurice Bramley, Part II
The Meggs XII
King Size Comic
Tightlip Entertainment: A Judgement Call
ORIGINAL ART STORIES

Jason Chatfield
Frank Brunner
Ivan Reis's Nightmare
The Fake Steve Rude
Mike Zeck & John Buscema
James Kemsley, Don Perlin & Norm Breyfogle
Alex Saviuk's Phantom
The Holiest Grail Of Them All
Don Perlin's 'Shit'
Defiant's Good Guys
Streaky II In Repose
In Defense Of Quite A Good Inker
Recreation vs Swiping, Part I
Recreation vs Swiping, Part II
Recreation vs Swiping, Part III
Goldengate, Part I
Goldengate, Part II
Goldengate, Part III
Goldengate, Part IV
Goldengate, Part V
Goldengate: Artists Respond
GENTLEMAN JIM MOONEY

Companion articles, interviews and early chapters for the still unpublished official biography of Gentleman Jim Mooney

The 1970s - Mooney, Gerber & Marvel
The 1970s - Spider-Man & The Marvel Method
ATLAS/SEABOARD IN AUSTRALIA

Click here to download or view the PDF file detailing the history of Atlas in Australia and their connection with the publisher Gredown.

WARNING: this is a large file!