1. Months since DC did something stupid
2. Days that Watchmen has been out of print
3. IDW Artist's Editions featuring Jack Kirby artwork
4. Fingers per hand on Pogo
5. Number of times any given creator has felt like they were doing as well as they could... in the past five minutes
1. Fingers on Donald Duck’s Hand (But Not Darnold Duck’s)
2. Issues of Instant Piano
3. The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Their Pets
4. Cerebus Marriages
5. The Emotional Age of Too Many Online Comic Book Fans
1. Issues Of Blazing Combat
2. Chapters of Vaughn Bode's Sunpot
3. Good Fantastic Four films
4. Volumes of The Cartoon History Of The Universe
5. Trots & Bonnie collections
1. Issues Of D'Arc Tangent
2. Years Of Marvel Self-Distributing Through Heroes World
3. Times The Comics Reporter Will Ever Win An Eisner
4. Guest Appearances By Stan Lee On Thicke Of The Night
5. Peanuts Dailies Starring Ethan
1. Stephen Bissette's Tyrant (only four issues)
2. The Original Big Bang mini-series from Cailber Press that never resolved the cliff-hanger from Issue #4 ( with the modern "Round Table of America" ).
3. Dark Horse seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (they are now on Season 10, their third).
4. Barry Windsor-Smith hardcovers from Fantagraphics related to the magnificent BWS: Storyteller project. So far, Fantagraphics has published three: Young Gods and Friends, The Freebooters, and Adastra in Africa. The fourth and (probably last), centered around Paradoxman, has not yet been released - it's been ten years. I'm still hoping, though!
5. DenSaga by Richard Corben - four amazing issues in the early NIneties, and the story left so far uncompleted. Corben is still making masterpieces, though, as with his recent Rat God form Dark Horse.
Quote Of The Week
"One of the emotional controls a writer requires is to be able to write something, spends days or even weeks on it and then to review it and say, 'This isn't good enough' and toss it out and immediately start on a rewrite or something else." -- Mark Evanier
the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas
I hadn't heard about this at all, but Bechdel is one of the great ambassadors for comics and it's great to see her appreciated in public as many time as she's ever interested in doing this kind of appearance.
Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital
By Tom Spurgeon
* the writer Brigid Alverson profiles an attempt by Cartozia Tales to round up funding for the last few issues by using existing inventory as a sales inducement.
* this Shea Hennum article about the failure to cover a prominent manga story also has a webcomics element worth reading.
* I can't find a link, but Ivan Salazar sent out a press release on the 30th noting the move of 1700 single issues to the Kindle store as part of a double-move: renew their relationship with comiXology, begin a relationship with Amazon and its Kindle platform and the single-issues level. Update:thanks to comiXology for noticing my dilemma and providing that link.
* someone e-mailed this excerpt of a Warren Ellis article to me. Starting with finished art and then cutting it open and figuring out how it was made is always a good idea if someone is wishing for a long career in doing any kind of creative work. Copying is good, too, if the component parts are easier to figure out.