March 23, 2010
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* I wasn't aware of this corner of EC history at all.
* Dan Nadel unearths
a piece of writing from Russ Manning advocating for the publisher Dell. Dan's right that a lot of the activism on behalf of publishers not named Marvel or DC has to be reconsidered in terms of what we now know about some of those great comics.
* this supporting character single elimination tournament
is awfully cute, although I just know Richard Rory is going to take right in the shorts on this one. Richard Rory is very underrated -- he's exactly halfway between the creepy perpetual grad student version of Rick Jones and Ed Begley Jr. If I were running the Marvel Universe, every single time
a male superhero became romantically interested in a female supporting character, she'd be dating Richard Rory.
* I enjoyed this blog posting
from Craig Thompson about some of the Habibi
pages he's going back and re-doing. The glimpses of this book are really pretty.
* someone needs to use this cool painting of Superwoman
to play a prank on the fanboys about the direction of the Nolan/Goyer revamp of the Superman
* not comics: I did not know of this Moomin movie
, although considering how obsessively various sites followed the Captain America casting, I wouldn't mind if from now on my only knowledge of the movie industry came from the lighted sign outside my local theater.
* it never occurred to me to see this cartoon
as a statement on Sarah Palin's sex life. I just figured Oliphant was portraying her life as a lunatic, overheated soap opera and generally being rude to her.
* Archie sales from 2009
* I don't know if you like Mitch O'Connell's work or not, but he writes hilarious blog post headings
* not comics: it's great to hear about a bunch of cartoonists devoting time to the USO
. Speaking of which, this image from Gene Ha
is both lovely-looking and for a lovely-sounding cause.
* I'm not sure what the problem is with full frontal nudity in Emma when it comes to that being a book for teenagers
: when I was a teenager, I loved
full frontal nudity.
* Noah Berlatsky and gang look at definitional issues
, with an all-star chorus of people commenting in the comments thread. At least that's what Noah tells me, I haven't been over there yet.
* Dean Haspiel is profiled
and steals my idea for a new Comics Reporter
* best wishes to Evan Dorkin on a medical procedure
* finally, Johanna Draper Carlson digs into the psychology
with which legality issues may be regarded vis-a-vis scanlation sites.
posted 3:00 am PST
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