August 6, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Todd Klein on Aquaman And The Others #4
. Don MacPherson on a bunch of different comics
* Steve Morris talks to Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare
, Danny Djeljosevic
and Team Dungeon Fun
* Johanna Draper Carlson reminds us
that social dysfunction is more charming on TV or in a movie than in your face at a convention. Actually, it's not that great onscreen, either. Be nice, be professional.
* some of the cruder covers presented here
by J. Caleb Mozzocco are amazing-looking, including and maybe especially the one he calls one of his favorites of all time.
* finally, speaking of Mozzocco, he does one of the posts here
where he walks through the various Guardians Of The Galaxy
characters and notes their creators. I might do a post like that next Monday. I saw the movie -- it's harder than you think without paying but not stealing -- and it's a charming, 1980s reminiscent big-audience entertainment. I liked best how attractively dismissive it was of spoon-feeding the audience as to the significance and import of various details, which is a quality that will allow it to play well on TV replays for years to come and should boost its return business this summer. I wish the characters had more agency, and I think it could have been tighter in a way that didn't require some of the gassy exposition. I get why people like it, though. Those Marvel films are making an explicit value of both teamwork and the underlying friendships that facilitate teamwork, which is super-savvy culturally.
posted 1:05 am PST
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