DC vs Marvel: Kitchen Stadium Edition -- In The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook
, "Mighty Marvel Superheros show you how to perform heroics in the kitchen creating meals that are out of this world!" Meanwhile.... The DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook
simply promises "good food kids can prepare themselves." Let the battle begin! [more inside]
G. Willow Wilson
is the author of the new Ms. Marvel
series that is coming out Feb. 5th. Wired interview here.
The reboot places Kamala Khan, a shape-shifting Muslim superheroine from New Jersey at the heart of the series. [more inside]
Remember those little ads
in the pages of comic books that offered mail-orders of cheap toys, novelties, and gags
) Kirk Demarais
collects that stuff so you don't have to. [more inside]
A comic written by Julian Bond and published in 1967
, after he was expelled from the Georgia House of Representatives for opposing the war in Viet Nam. [Warning: n-word is used once as an example of hate speech] [more inside]
Comic book artist Joe Kubert has died.
Kubert, who started a New Jersey school of cartooning
that cemented his legacy
as an industry great
, has died after a hospital stay. He was 85
The Swedish Chef (Muppet Wiki)
is the incomprehensible preparer of foodstuffs for The Muppet Show. A rather literal variation of the Live-Hand Muppet concept, the Swedish Chef is a humanoid character, with human hands rather than gloves. An annotated list of every televised appearance of the Swedish Chef is after the fold... Børk! Børk! Børk! [Click here to view the thread translated fully into Mock Swedish] [more inside]
Comic book writer and artist Matt Seneca
critiques panel design and layout in comics over at Your Wednesday Sequence.
Manya was a short comic series, created in the ’90s, by writer Jen Benka and artist Kris Dresden
. The sporadically published series covered life from the point of view of young female living in the city. A couple of those early issues are now available online:
Marie is about a meeting, of sorts, between Manya and Marie Curie, the scientist who did pioneering research on radiation.
Falling deals with the aftermath of the death of a friend from AIDS.
Jitterbug did an interview with Benka and Dresden, where they discussed the creation of Manya and other works
, Batman artist and creator of the Dark Knight's arch-nemesis The Joker
, died yesterday
in his sleep at the age of 89. [more inside]
An interview with Chris Ware
from May 2010 at the international Copenhagen comics festival. Ware is the creator of Acme Novelty Library
and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth
. (via kottke
Someone's made a short film
out of Charles Burns' Black Hole
. [contains nudity, profanity, mildly annoying interface]
by Greg Pak
, a free comic about the not-so-distant future.
Birds of Prey Theme Song
, courtesy of the newest iteration of animated Batman
, the Brave and the Bold
. The Huntress, Black Canary and Catwoman sing about the sexual prowess of the DC universe's finest super
. [more inside]
Over at Comics Should Be Good!
Greg Hatcher outlines the history of Green Lantern to show how changes in a storytelling property eventually requires a "reboot" and why that occurs. [more inside]
You, like me, have probably often wondered where exactly Wolverine fits in the grand continuum of comic-book hair. Wonder no more. [more inside]
After two years of work of collecting, scanning, and tagging, the Government Comics Collection
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln library
has gone live. This digital collection features "comic books affiliated with state and federal U.S. government agencies, as well as the UN and the EU (and a couple from Canada and one from Ghana)" and includes comics and art by Will Eisner
, Scott Adams
, Hank Ketcham ("Dennis the Menace Takes a Poke at Poison")
, and more. [more inside]
Norm Coleman mails "rape" comic book to kids.
Just about the most negative advertising possible, in comic book form, slamming Senator Franken. Not the first
use of comic book form to slam opponents, of course. Would be much better if they were used in more positive
The Joker is Batman's main nemesis. Why him? Why not some other villain?
's PoMo spy-fi
tv show, "The Middleman
" (based on his eponymous comic book series)
is in trouble
-- ABC Family launched the show in late June with little fanfare in the 8 p.m. timeslot
. After a strong start, ABC Family grew a little anxious about the show's PG-13 content and moved the show to 10 p.m. killing their under-18 audience share, if ever there was one. [more inside]
With the big screen
, let's have a go at bean
-plating G.I. Joe
Reviews of Dating Tips...?
Comic book review blog Hoopla!
takes a break from the funny books and instead reviews internet dating tips. Much hilarity ensues.
Possibly the greatest comic-book ever written about a dead man wandering through Hell in search of his pants, Stig's Inferno
is available online! Issues 1
, and 7
Free Comic Book Day - May 6, 2006
: It's that time again! ZAP! POW! Kaboooooom!
Your local comic book store will be offering free samples from your favorite publishers
It's 1968. Hippies are everywhere, and they're reading underground comics. Your name is Joe Simon
. You want to create a mainstream comic book with a hippie as a hero. What do you come up with? Brother Power
It only lasted two issues. Of course, it did a little better than the Black Bomber
, a white bigot who sometimes turned into an African-American superhero. That comic was never
Mexico publishes Migrant/Illegal Immigrant Guide
A new comic-book
-style guide for migrants produced by the Mexican government
is designed to help immigrants cross the border illegally into the United States. (NPR)
This is proving
are common on the crossing
Comic book retailer sentenced to jail for selling a book to an adult
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's
lawyers are filing an appeal in the highest criminal court in Texas in the obscenity conviction of Jesus Castillo, manager of a Dallas
comic book store. Castillo has received six months jail time, a year probation, and a $4000 fine. [more inside]
Terrorist threatens to blow up comic book store!
Stolen comic books were the cause of the incident. According to a cop: "He said he wanted to blow up the place or burn it down...If he couldn’t have his comic books, nobody could."
Something about this
really makes me mad. I saw the trailer for this movie and was totally blown away. They even have a cool url. So I decided to check it out... boy was I disappointed. Sure, they have a neat intro.. but half the stuff on the site is "Coming Soon" and the link for the trailer doesn't even work! How frustrating is that?