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Alt-cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez lists beloved kid-comics of a bygone era

Since debuting in 1982, alternative comic book Love and Rockets influenced a generation to think outside the traditional superhero mold. Gilbert Hernandez, the series’ co-creator (along with his brother), has been called “one of the great craftsmen of modern comics,” by The New York Times. His new graphic novel, Marble Head, tells a semi-autobiographical story about growing up in the 1960s; he sketches out a few kids comics from that era that influenced him.

  • Little Archie Comics, Bob Bolling
  • Dennis The Menace, Owen Fitzgerald
  • Other kid-comics of the era, including Little Dot