Heroes of the Decades

The Champions throughout the Ages…probably.

The Comic Jam
The Comic Jam
3 min readApr 25, 2024

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From the roaring twenties to the neon-lit nights of the eighties, our talented writers have crafted tales that span the decades, showcasing heroes and heroines from different eras who have captured our imaginations and inspired us with their courage and resilience. Join us as we travel through time, encountering masked vigilantes, daring adventurers, and everyday people who rise to extraordinary challenges.

Decade: The 1990s

90Story by Philip Butehorn | Art and Letters by Dave Hingley

Decade: The 1960s

Story by C. J. Wilson | Art by Elie Ravix III | Letters by Kevin D. Lintz

Decade: The 1970s

Story by Devin Whitlock | Art and Letters by Jack Van Thomme

Decade: The time before we really started counting decades

Story, Art, and Letters by Jack Van Thomme

Decade: The 1990s

Story, Art, and Letters by Jack Van Thomme

Phillip Butehorn is a husband, father, and suburban horror writer. In 2020, he had comic shorts published in several anthologies: Heroes Needs Masks, Zombies: We’re Humans Too Vol 2, Housebound, and Nightmare Theater. In 2021, Phil plans on owning the anthology comic market. Including the Neverland Anthology, Phil will have stories in Monster Mashup Vol 2, Fletcher Cross, and Not So Fair Tales anthologies. https://twitter.com/theilluminerdi/

Dave Hingley is an artist/creator/game designer living in England. He pulls dreams out of his head and displays them to the delight of everyone who views them. Let s just pray he never has a nightmare… https://twitter.com/hingley_dave

Whether it’s novels, comics, or video games, C.J. Wilson loves telling character-focused tales that try for poignancy and depth… or at least for entertainment. He is currently pitching one novel, finishing another, and working as a lead narrative designer for a small game development project while penning comics. When he’s not writing or reading, you can find him gaming, cooking, hiking, traveling, or out at a show somewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He’s always open to new projects and loves talking writing, so feel free to reach out! http://cjwilsonstories.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/connor-d-johnson/

EpithetSoup wants to be a comic creator/artist. He always wants to contribute in as many projects as he can and he hopes to help visually bring people’s creations to life! Check out his work at https://epithetsoup.newgrounds.com and https://twitter.com/EpithetSoup

Kevin D. Lintz is a comic book letterer, writer, and editor. He learned his skills in a Comics Experience class and honed them on the mean streets of his all-ages comic book, Team SLUG. He startles his family by making sound effect noises out loud to try and translate them into written words. He has even watched “Helvetica”, the full-length feature movie about the font Helvetica. https://lintzlettering.com/

Devin Whitlock is a writer and editor who helps run the Chicago Public Library s Comics Book Club, all of which you can read about in his newsletter (https://devinwhitlock.substack.com/). He has comics in two forthcoming anthologies and was a semifinalist for the Negative Spaces Diversity Comic Book Writing Competition. You can follow him on Instagram (https://instagram.com/devinagonistes) or Bluesky (https://bsky.app/profile/devinagonistes.bsky.social)

Jack Van Thomme illustrates comics and pitches in when he can. You can see the things he likes to draw and read the things he likes to talk about on Twitter and Instagram @Real_JackVT https://www.instagram.com/real_jackvt/

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The Comic Jam
The Comic Jam

A group of independent artists and writers collaborating to create short comics based on weekly themes.