September 12, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* someone with access secured
cartoonist Ali Ferzat's view of recent political maneuverings surrounding Syria, although the article is not available to non-subscribers.
* Richard Bruton on Street Circus #1
. Matt Seneca on Jupiter's Legacy
. Nathan Wilson on Bad Break
. Bob Temuka on The Love And Rockets Reader
. Jeffrey O. Gustafson on a bunch of different comics
. Levin Hunt on X-Factor #262
. Evan Henry on The Lost Boy
and Hit #1
* James Romberger takes a look at the film Argo, including its comics-related elements
* not comics: totally missed this Salon
piece, "Captain America In A Turban
." One of the comics-culture things that jumped out at me is that the fluidity of new versions of old superheroes makes explaining the possibility of this kind of thing much easier than it used to be.
* here's a look at DC's new version of the Lobo character
, a character that in his 1990s biker-form was once quite the money-maker for them.
* Brian Hibbs, crime-stopper
* the foundational comics blogger Mike Sterling provides
a retailer's perspective on a number of things about that part of the comics industry, including some terse words for the big companies pumping out multiple issues of specific comic books per month. I think that's a worrisome practice, too, and it's nice to hear from a retailer that it has a negative effect over time.
* hey, new Biebercomic
* finally, Alan Gardner notes
the 45th anniversary of The Lockhorns
. I was 28 years old before I noticed that they were called the Lockhorns because they locked horns.
posted 2:00 am PST
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