April 25, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
. Good on the site for taking that down within minutes. I think messageboard and comments policy is something that every site may have to revisit in the weeks and months ahead, and that's a difficult area considering the traffic involved and how anything in that neighborhood of concern has free-speech elements.
* Richard Bruton on Valerian And Laureline Volume Seven: On The False Earths
. Zainab Akhtar on Thermohalia
. Daryl Cagle on Trackrat
. James Kaplan on The Private Eye
* look at all the supermen
* Alex Dueben talks to Stefano Raffaele
* Umberto Eco, comics maker
* Andrew Weiss goes after
the notion that fans collectively or individually have power over entertainment media decisions. I agree with him that such power is usually overstated, I suspect to flatter that hardcore fandom.
* I always make fun of people who find out about stuff through cartoons or satirical TV shows, but I had no idea this
was a law.
* here's one of those comments-thread driven posts
from the site io9
on the best Marvel Comics story. I don't know that I've ever thought about it in exactly those terms before. I think the best run of comics that Marvel ever published is that set of Fantastic Four
comic books from the introduction of the Inhumans through the Him issues (#44-67), but like a lot of comics of that era I'm not sure how effectively it conforms to being seen as a single story.
* not comics: yikes
* here's a nice post
showing some of the hands-on archival work for the SPX collection at the Library Of Congress. That Drew Weing mini is indeed a very good mini.
* finally, I stumbled across this now-defunct cover-focused site
due to I think a twitter mention; I wonder how many sites like that there are out there, valuable yet no longer updated. I bet it's a ton -- I know a lot of people that have switched over from doing any kind of blog to established social media platforms only.
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