September 2, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Brian Miller profiles Fantagraphics
* JK Parkin talks to Ethan Rilly
* not comics: fan entitlement
. What's troubling about this in a decline-of-culture way isn't whether or not people want the expected extras or don't want them or are willing to buy the DVD or not. It's not even whether they like the movie or not. What's troubling is the expectation that the consumer should
be getting something, and if they don't get it there's a need to respond other than not buying it. That's just creepy, and it's a horrible, twisted-up way to conduct yourself in relation to items of pop culture, of which there 87 billion different kinds to try right now. It's a huge, depressing leap from, "Oh, I thought we'd get more than that. To get more is pretty standard. That's disappointing. I won't be buying it" to proclaiming one's disappointment through violation-via-a-sexual-act metaphors. Sheesh.
* Gene Ha draws Gorgon
. Garry Brown draws Daredevil
* Brian Nicholson provides a list
of Batman comics he likes more than the accepted canon of Batman comics. I like idiosyncratic lists pulled struggling from the tidal wave of four-color pulp that is the superhero comics realm; I always fear that the best ones in that genre are comics that are completely slipping past me. I think we also have a half-hitch when it comes to putting comics to which we have a strong reaction in the upper class of comics -- there's a fearfulness to stepping away from orthodoxy, even in a fantasy sub-genre.
* Johanna Draper Carlson writes about
her favorite kind of webcomics.
* Richard Bruton on Barracuda
. Henry Chamberlain on March Vol. 1
Paul O'Brien on X-Men #4
. Jeffrey O. Gustafson on Epileptic and Sacrifice
, and then also Adventure Time #19
* finally, I don't think I'd ever seen this Love & Rockets bibliography
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