August 23, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* I always enjoy the writing of Alasdair Stuart
, if anyone has a gig or gigs they need engaged.
* Tim O'Shea talks to Nick Dragotta
. Richard Vasseur talks to Jeremy Dale
* Roman Muradov's new comic is now available to pre-order
* Sean Collins notes
that a lot
of the iconic genre-comics series of the last half-decade have come to a close in the last half-year or so. I haven't been enough of a serial comics buyer since 1992 to grasp the concept of jumping-off points, but I do think that kind of broad shift at a company like that is always worth noting. I think most of Marvel's recent talent moves have been reasonably positive. I'd have to be a lot richer/have a lot more time/be interested in a far narrower range of comics to ever go back to buying 10-12 superhero comics a week, but I think if I did I'd end up buying a reasonably large number of Marvel's series.
* so many of those costume designs are so very unattractive
, I'm afraid.
* in case you missed it, this
was a very funny moment at the Kim Thompson panel back in July. That was very, very Kim.
* Elizabeth Burns on My Friend Dahmer
. Jason Sacks on Barnaby
. Glenn Walker on Avengers #18
. Ng Suat Tong on Time
. Rob Clough on True Porn 2
* I love finding out
that Mike Sterling collects comics like Yummy Fur
and Mackenzie Queen
. Those comics are hard to collect. I dream of ditching all of my comics and starting over and only collecting alt- or art-comics from 1980 to 1992. I'll do it someday, too.
* that's a nice photo
* I had no idea that the date and time on Dr. Manhattan's origin incident were figured out
* David Brothers asks
how Superman can be a paragon of moral virtue while lying to Lois Lane about his secret identity. The range of answers is cordial and interesting if you're included to noodle about superhero comics and concepts. I would imagine that this is one of those things that allows different writers to have different takes, and how well they play it is part of what makes the work with that character good or not.
* Alan Gardner finds a Jim Keefe piece on pricing
* finally, why DC Comics paid Mark Evanier $15 in 1972
. This is still an amount that many people get from comics publishers.
posted 2:00 am PST
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