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February 6, 2014


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I liked this article by Brett White on representation in media; I tend to grant importance to representation simply because other people grant importance to it. I rarely think a whole lot in terms of why. I think it also helps to see people not yourself and ideas that don't directly reinforce your sense of self in art, but that's a slightly different subject and actually not a take that needs to diminish this one in any way. No one should trust monolithic depictions in media, and we should all be delighted to see these things chipped away at and a variety of conceptions presented.

image* I saw a bunch of stuff yesterday all of which led me to the site of Patrick Dean, which is okay. It's a good one.

* Dominic Umile on Ant Colony. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. Matt Derman on a bunch of different comics from 1987. Sean Gaffney on Book Girl And The Scribe Who Faced God Vol. 2. Rob Clough on a couple of anthologies and a few mini-comics. Sean Kleefeld on Comic Book Babylon. Henry Chamberlain on Logan's Run Omnibus.

* Matt Badham talks to Douglas Wolk.

* "He entertains via awe at his weird daring" may not be the best thing ever written about Osamu Tezuka, but it's a pretty good summary statement if you go that direction with your reaction to his work. The propulsive self-actualization and the audacity of some of the choices on the page as a result are an amazing thing to behold.

* David Brothers writes about his new gig working with Inkstuds in conjunction with ComicsAlliance.

* J. Caleb Mozzocco noted the use of a brokeback pose in the course of the DC sort-of-linewide-but-not-really event comic Forever Evil -- but on a male character. I've said this a bunch of times, but it's weird how that Forever Evil comic has really underline how the DC superheroes lack agency. Even Batman seems less purposeful here than Sinestro.

* Brian Gardes would like you to know what he's been up to.

* this fellow Bob Temuka cannot be talked out of reading comics.

* finally, Brannon Costello engages the issue of black comics through the entry point of Christopher Priest's work on Black Panther.
 
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