So The Avengers is a very successful movie
. This has lead many comics fans to express their concern over the treatment of original creators in the industry, specifically of Jack Kirby
. Creators' Rights controversy is nothing new, and there remains to this day ample reason to question the business dealings of The Big Two when it comes to how they compensate the men and women who work for/with them. Alan Moore has been and continues to be the victim of numerous shady deals at the hands of DC comics
. But no one, with the possible exception of Seigel and Shuster, has suffered more than Jack "King" Kirby. [more inside]
Just in time for your Black Friday wish list needs, MeFi's own mightygodking
has written a guide on how to start reading comics
. Perfect for total comics newbies or people* who have really only ever read webcomics and seen superhero movies, the guide is a list of twenty volumes of comics that would be good for introducing people to the medium, and why they are his choices. [more inside]
Christopher Bird at Mighty God King has written some corkers in the past - from his ejection from Livejournal owing to his review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
to his frequent conversations with Flapjacks and Photoshopping of Final Fantasy Covers
He's really outdone himself this time, with Scenes From An Alternate Universe Where The Beatles Accepted Lorne Michaels’ Generous Offer
. Read it, and, quite possibly, weep.
Bonus points to the first person who constructs a Primer-level explanation of what happened.