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Andru & Esposito: Partners For Life

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PARTNERS FOR LIFE: The Story of Ross Andru & Mike Esposito.
The life and careers of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito is to be published by HERMES PRESS in mid 2006. Consisting of interviews, first hand conversations and artwork, the book covers every aspect of Andru and Esposito’s time in comic books, from their first ventures into self-publishing, their time spent working syndicate strips, the creation of the Metal Men (as told by Mike Esposito, Ross Andru & Bob Kanigher) and the duo’s work at virtually every comic book company in the USA, with an emphasis of their acclaimed work at DC, where they touched virtually every major character, through to Marvel where they enjoyed a ground breaking run on Amazing Spider-Man.

The book is comprised mainly of interviews with Mike Esposito. Interspersed throughout the book are comments and quotes from various people, including Ross Andru, Bob Kanigher, Gil Kane, Jim Mooney and others. Commentary is provided by Daniel Best and Mike Esposito.

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Bush Denounces Soviet Domination

Or so the headline reads. And good on him too. Finally he's developing a set of nuts, however I wonder if, at the same time, he's going to denounce the United Kingdom and Winston Churchill with as much zeal for their part in the mass slaughter of a few million eastern Europeans who were driven across the borders and back into the arms of the Soviets immediately after World War II?

Of course not. For all of Geo. Bush Jr's rhetoric he omits the fact that had Churchill not refused sanctuary to people from those countries that lay east of Germany, the death toll of the Stalinist purges would have been considerably lower. But that's not to be mentioned.

Why?

Simple. Revisionist history shows us that those who win wars can write their own history to suit themselves. For decades the Rape of Nanking was at times outright denied, covered up or merely downplayed by the British and Japanese governments, along with the Americans. I was taught it in school, back in year 10 in 1982 and…