December 15, 2015
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Paul O'Brien on What If? Infinity: X-Men #1
* not comics: I've not watched the TV show starring Otto Binder and Al Plastino's Supergirl character, and some of the criticisms here
sound strained, but I do think a lot of modern entertainment suffers from trying to satisfy an audience that's a bit all over the place yet also relatively jaded in terms of approaches they'll accept. Comics audiences got to this "give me what I remember/give my anything except what I remember" place first. If nothing else, I don't know a modern network TV show whose underlying story doesn't seem terribly accelerated, although that kind of churn has worked for a lot of series.
* Mark Thibodeau talks to Jason Karns
* Charlotte Finn dissects
an old Legion Of Superheroes
storyline I don't remember at all in terms of comics like those might currently seek to engage with issues related to gender and sexual orientation.
* as a young man, I would have killed for all the previews of forthcoming comics, like this one
. It's really handy if you pay attention to comics to have access to pages like that, even if you're not following the comic in question.
* finally, Augie De Blieck Jr. makes the case
that we could more post-mortem type analysis in comics, by pointing to Mark Crilly doing something similar recently vis-a-vis his Akiko
. I mean, I would hope in some sense that the longer interviews provide that kind of look at certain comics, but an industry ethos where that's expected would be interesting.
posted 3:05 pm PST
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