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No One Man Should Have All That Power

Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze is brilliant, political, and human
Ultimately, Stelfreeze and Coates have woven a story that Black Panther deserves, and one that pushes his and Wakanda's preestablished narrative into brave new territory. This is a story about a man of his people, and unlike many Black Panther stories of the past, it does justice to and makes us care about those he's pledged to serve and protect. It's a brilliant start to one of Marvel's most promising new series, and like the hero whose story it tells, it's poised to defy its already grand expectations. [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Apr 7, 2016 - 39 comments

“Let’s get one thing absolutely clear: Robin isn’t gay.”

Glen Weldon, writing in Slate: A Brief History of Dick: Unpacking the gay subtext of Robin, the Boy Wonder. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Apr 4, 2016 - 38 comments

Lego Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

A Texan sheriff stumbles upon a vast secret civilization. A loophole enables the resurrection of one of history's greatest monsters. And it's all in Lego. Harry Potter Comics (page one), currently over seven hundred pages (three 'books' going on four) long. (Warning: spoilers for the official books; current character page spoils comic but there's different versions for each 'book').
posted by BiggerJ on Apr 4, 2016 - 10 comments

Of course the dog is in charge.

Hawkeye - Fan Film (slyt)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Mar 30, 2016 - 26 comments

"If the Internet could see the two of us like this it would have FITS"

When io9/Gizmodo writer Katharine Trendacosta asked "What Is Your Favorite Single Comic Book Panel?" she got plenty* (including some 2-panel to full-page sequences, but we'll overlook that). Some were classic moments, some iconic motifs and others just something else, but the largest number were funny... comic books being comedic (NOT just Deadpool and Squirrel Girl and often unintentionally), so she posted a follow-up with her picks for The 30 Funniest Single Panels in Comic Book History and got even more in the comments. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Mar 25, 2016 - 48 comments

Jay and Miles and Chris X-Plain the X-Men

Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men (previously) has hit its 100th episode and has a very special guest star... Chris Claremont.
posted by Artw on Mar 15, 2016 - 31 comments

A tale as old as time...

Megan Kearney's wonderfully-crafted graphic novel take on Beauty and the Beast. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Mar 9, 2016 - 4 comments

Reading and rereading Frank Miller, 30 years after Dark Knight Returns

It's hard to imagine Frank Miller anticipating that his story, with that introduction, would ever fall into the hands of an 11-year-old, mixed-race girl. Susana Polo (Twitter) begins with reading Batman: Year One at 11, then follows Miller's output, and her career and life, from there.
posted by doctornemo on Mar 2, 2016 - 100 comments

Face front, true believers!

He built Marvel Comics and laid the foundation for today’s blockbuster superhero movies. So why, at 93, is his legacy in question?
posted by Artw on Feb 25, 2016 - 65 comments

grandeur and monstrosity

Alan Moore: The art of magic
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 22, 2016 - 30 comments

Alvin Buenaventura (1976-2016)

Alvin Buenaventura, comics publisher, editor, art dealer, and advocate, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at the tragically young age of 39. [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip on Feb 19, 2016 - 4 comments

Midnight Radio

A beautiful standalone comics story.
posted by Kitteh on Feb 14, 2016 - 17 comments

I still haven't told you about the dream.

Toormina Video- a short comic by Pat Grant
posted by Adridne on Feb 8, 2016 - 6 comments

Oh, Seattle! in comic form

Seattle alt-paper The Stranger carries comic-strip renditions of real police reports by Callan Berry. Recent pieces include: Man Throws Boasts (and Roasts) in Elevator, Woman Gets Cut in Line, Uses Peppery Language, and Man Gives Friend a Beer, Fight Ensues. Meanwhile, Real Change features MetroFareComic by Peter Orr, affectionate pieces based on real bus rider experiences, such as the overheard new lips prayer and misheard pothead genocide.
posted by splitpeasoup on Jan 30, 2016 - 31 comments

Conversations From the Comic Book Store

It's a known fact that people in comic stores say things. It's undeniable that many of these things are inane, oblivious, foolish, and occasionally perspicacious. Comic book owner and artist Tim Chamberlain, aka MrTim, chronicles his customers' conversations in his webcomic, Our Valued Customers.
posted by Pope Guilty on Jan 25, 2016 - 82 comments

Around the Mind in 2192 Strips

For the past six years, cartoonist Dakota McFadzean (Twitter, Tumblr) has been drawing a comic strip a day. On January 10, he finally completed his required minimum of six years of daily comic strips as outlined by the Government of Canada’s Cartooning Standards Act of 1967 and recognized by the Canadian Ministry of Comics, Cartooning and Clock Repair. The previous sentence sounds almost plausible to me, but then, I've been attempting to read his mindbending comic from the beginning.
posted by BiggerJ on Jan 17, 2016 - 14 comments

The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women

The head of the festival that awards comics’ most prestigious prize – the Grand Prix – claimed that women don’t appear in the history of comics. He’s wrong.
posted by Artw on Jan 10, 2016 - 23 comments

Latching onto bit characters simply because they look cool

WHO IS BOBA FETT? WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE PREQUELS - Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona and Lumberjanes awesome sauce) breaks down her theory of who Boba Fett really is.
posted by jillithd on Jan 8, 2016 - 45 comments

Funny people who died last year

The Comic's Comic posts a list, with links, including alas Taylor Negron and Anne Meara.
posted by anothermug on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 comments

How to write comics

Comics writer Kieron Gillen answers the question How do you go from story idea to finished script? Further tips from Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis and Mort Weisinger via Alan Moore.
posted by Artw on Dec 27, 2015 - 8 comments


Comics and the Anthropological Imagination, from the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography. Solidarity: a graphic ethnography. At the food bank: a graphic commentary. Sketching the Melee. Trachyte - Mumbai. Drawing in Time. Tale of the Sarnia Nose .
posted by Rumple on Dec 12, 2015 - 2 comments

I'll be fine if I go to the chiropractor later

Women Try To Pose Like Female Comic Book Heroes... and their attempts are photoshoped to match the original.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 11, 2015 - 39 comments

Shock and Awe

How we made 2000AD [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 9, 2015 - 29 comments

Puttin' on the (Nancy) Ritz: Daily Booster Packs for Five Card Nancy

Before people were doing things to Garfield, they were cutting up Nancy strips and playing Five Card Nancy (previously). Recntly, playing it the old-fashioned way (and not wi-- wow, is this still up? I remember when it was this big) has become a lot easier - earilier this year, classic Bushmiller Nancy strips began rerunning on GoComics. And if those are booster packs, Random Acts of Nancy (previously) is the one-per-pack uncommon/rare card. And, of course, there is the greatest of them all.
posted by BiggerJ on Nov 29, 2015 - 12 comments

1986 in Comics

David Gibbons talks Watchmen vs Dark Knight Returns - part of a series of posts on The Dark Knight Returns.
posted by Artw on Nov 24, 2015 - 40 comments

Felipe Smith

Felipe Smith is the creator of Peepo Choo (warning auto-loading video ad), but you might know him as the writer of the All New Ghost Rider. He also happens to be the only black writer working at either Marvel or DC Comics.
posted by ladyriffraff on Nov 23, 2015 - 9 comments

Is this some snobby, elitist, aesthetic thing?

Unlike Schulz, Watterson was unable to reconcile his creative ambitions with the lucrative opportunities that success had opened up. He was every bit Schulz’s artistic heir, but he had little interest in inheriting the fertile commercial landscape that Schulz had so carefully cultivated. Twenty-five years later, their disagreements come across as equal parts quaint and timely — a remnant from the last era when newspaper cartoonists commanded widespread readerships and profitable product lines, and an ageless meditation on what selling out and authenticity mean in a commercial art form. -- Luke Epplin in the LA Review of Books on Bill Watterson, "failed revolutionary".
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 19, 2015 - 93 comments

Not sure I'd want to live in a world inspired by Microsoft though

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft features work by Elizabeth Bear , Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire and Robert J. Sawyer, "also includes a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, and original illustrations by Joey Camacho" and is available for free from the usual ebook retailers.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 17, 2015 - 13 comments

Don’t expect me to let you hog all the adventuring, by the way

Electric Candyland, a gorgeous, fun comic by illustrator Jesse Tise.
posted by 1970s Antihero on Nov 12, 2015 - 5 comments

The Worlds of Øyvind Thorsby

Øyvind Thorsby, creator of multiple strangely charming webcomics (previously), has recently begun his fifth series, Trixie Slaughteraxe for President (link is to the first page). Thorsby's comics bear multiple trademarks: distinctively simplistic art, strange creatures with strange adaptations to their environments, creative applications for magical and technologically advanced objects and phenomena, and, of course, complicated farcical situations often involving desperate wacky schemes. A list of his comics (including the new hosting for his first three comics) is inside. Content warning: violence, swearing and sexual themes. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Nov 12, 2015 - 8 comments

Or it might just be Lying Cat

"Here’s the point: to all of us readers, Saga gives a promise of freedom to be whoever we want and make our own choices without fear of being judged or punished." -- Nadia Bauman looks at what exactly it is that makes Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan's Saga so popular.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 11, 2015 - 46 comments

Cyanide and Randomness

Cyanide and Happiness is one of the most successful webcomics, combining very simple 'semi stickperson' characters with very simple gags, sometimes silly, more often gleefully offensive. Of the more than 3000 strips in its history, hundreds are three-panel interactions between 'Mr. Blue' and 'Mr. Green'. From those, they have now made a Random Comic Generator, which creates comics that sometimes make more sense than the originals. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 7, 2015 - 46 comments

Yeah, that's right, you like it, don't you?!

C. Spike Trotman (previously, previouslier) went from teen comics geek to porn anthologist and crowdfunded comics publishing guru. But that’s only part of the story - as told awesomely at this year’s XOXO. [more inside]
posted by progosk on Nov 3, 2015 - 6 comments

Terms & Conditions WILL Apply

Robert Sikoryak is turning the iTunes terms and conditions text into a beautiful graphic novel, a document full of mind-bending legalese that everyone agrees to without comprehension. A new page appears each day, in which our intrepid hero Steve Jobs dramatically imparts the otherwise soul-destroying passages in various scenes, rendered in the style of different cartoonists. [more inside]
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics on Nov 3, 2015 - 25 comments

Time of the Preacher.

Trailer for the new television series Preacher based on the 'cult comic book' by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 2, 2015 - 114 comments


Garfield minus Garfield Plus Lying Cat. (SLTumblr) In this remixed comic, Jon Arbuckle lives with a very different but equally dubious feline.
posted by immlass on Oct 27, 2015 - 21 comments

Glasgow Hurlant

Grant Morrison on his plans for editing Heavy Metal.
posted by Artw on Oct 26, 2015 - 16 comments

We "picked" this asshole

Elderly Cat. A comic by MeFi's own Alison Wilgus.
posted by Countess Elena on Oct 23, 2015 - 42 comments

He likes big butts and he cannot lie

Robert Crumb talks to The Observer about misogyny, sex, fame, cartooning and getting older in a sprawling interview.
posted by Artw on Oct 19, 2015 - 70 comments

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up. In 1977 David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme. Previously on M-F, with that comment .
posted by growabrain on Oct 19, 2015 - 30 comments

"Licked into being by primeval supercow"

*Norse God Family Tree* *The Emu War* (previously) *Headless Folk of the French Revolution* *How Voltaire broke the lottery* *Mummy Brown and other Historical Colors* *Management Secrets of Genghis Khan* -- just some of the Veritable Hokum dredged from history and served up in comics form by Korwin Briggs.
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 19, 2015 - 29 comments

Real Mjǫllnir

A real-life version of Mjǫllnir, made with a bit of sufficiently advanced technology.
posted by jedicus on Oct 14, 2015 - 25 comments

Miracleman Remastered

Gaiman and Buckingham return to finish their saga - "Many comics legends have worked on Miracleman, but no run on the series is as fondly remembered as Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's, cut short before its time. But now Marvel isn't just remastering Gaiman and Buckingham's original comics, but letting them finish the story they began 25 years ago." [previously: 1,2,3; also btw...] (via/via)
posted by kliuless on Oct 11, 2015 - 33 comments

Step Aside, Pops!

How Internet Magic Helped A Quirky Cartoonist Find Success [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 5, 2015 - 60 comments

"Calm down... I gotta play this cool..."

For 24 hour comics day 2015, Sara Goetter did an absolutely adorable comic about that first time you recognise a fellow geek in middle school.
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 5, 2015 - 30 comments

웃 i am not here and this is not really happening.

After the triumph of OK Computer, Radiohead fell into a creative tailspin -- and frontman Thom Yorke into a nervous breakdown. Exhausted from touring, hounded by press, and jaded by copycats, he escaped into the electronica scene pioneered by Kraftwerk and Warp Records -- fertile ground, the band discovered. Trading spacey rock for apocalyptic brooding, they teased their new sound not with singles or music videos but with innovative web streaming and cryptic, dreamlike "blips" -- winterlands, flocks of cubes, eyeballs, bears. After nearly breaking up over tracklist angst, they cut the kid in half. Thus fifteen years ago today, Kid A and (later) Amnesiac debuted, a confounding mix of electronic fugue, whalesong, pulsing IDM, drunken piano, and epic jazz funeral whose insights into anxiety, political dysfunction, and climate crisis would make it one of the most revered albums of the twenty-first century. See the documentary Reflections on Kid A for interviews and live cuts, or look inside for much more. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2015 - 63 comments

Vic Onion

A comic about the interior struggle of onions. This is not a gag-a-week webcomic, it is a long form comedy about opposing philosophies of growing up, love, work and friendship. It is also about an onion who lives with a sphinx cat.
posted by DinoswtfEd on Sep 24, 2015 - 9 comments

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

His passions intersected in May, during the magazine’s New York Ideas seminar, when he interviewed Sana Amanat, a Marvel editor, about diversity and inclusion in comic books. Ms. Amanat led the creation of the new Ms. Marvel, a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City, based on some of her own childhood experiences. “It was a fruitful discussion,” he recalled.
posted by ursus_comiter on Sep 22, 2015 - 68 comments

Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man is the new comic by Caitlin Major about the absolutely adorable hijinks of Manfried, who entertains his owner Steve, a middle-aged single cat. "Manfried is a grumpy, lazy, balding, overfed pet man. He is prone to inappropriate displays of affection, sleeping in the sun, leaving his coarse body hair all over the couch, and willfully knocking things off tables and benches. He keeps Steve company though, and occasionally will kill a mouse or spider to save Steve." Also appearing so far is Roger, the pet man belonging to Steve's neighbor Chelsea.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 16, 2015 - 22 comments

This place is 100% free of bees.

"I’ve been doing a series of comics about men being deceived by makeup."
posted by griphus on Sep 15, 2015 - 81 comments

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