October 31, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Amy Lee profiles comiXology
. They are the giant in the room right now.
* missed this post
about Mick McMahon's cover process, featuring the Hellboy character.
* last chance to get a monster picture from JT Dockery
* you have to look at a photo of a turd, but once you get past that particular unpleasantness, this essay
about the recent PBS superhero comics documentary by Gerry Giovinco marks the objection of someone who was in a different part of the industry than that which was heavily represented by the makers of the documentary. I failed to see the documentary, but it looked like a bunch of smart people and respected pros in service of a kind of needlessly whitewashed and narrowly focused take on that genre and thus comic books in North America more generally. The key word is "needlessly," because of course a documentary needs to leave something out -- but what it does and how and to what effect is the basis on which they're judged in certain corners.
* James Romberger talks to Frank Santoro
* Johnny Ryan draws Cthulu
* Sean Howe's publication of Jim Lee's rejection letters
received some traction.
* I think this
is one of those comics working within the Bill Watterson milieu that people are talking about.
* J. Caleb Mozzocco on New Avengers Vol. 1 and The Punisher Vol. 1
* Graeme McMillan explains
why Alan Moore had his name removed from the forthcoming Miracleman
effort at Marvel. The narrative about Moore is so goofy that I imagine a lot of folks process everything he does as kind of Moore being wacky or unpleasant, but it looks like he thinks that maybe he perpetrated a wrong against Mick Anglo by participating in a project to which that creator may have had rights. I don't know, it seems to me we could use more people thinking that way, and the hell whether it conforms to come sort ideal of collegiality.
* finally, Joseph Maurer selects
the top five comics that take place on Halloween.
posted 2:00 am PST
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