Giant Lego Man: Threat or Menace?
Baffling News Story of the Day: Dutch children discover and befriend a giant Lego man in the sea. AOL claims that he’s “smiling,” but I’m more familiar with the standard Lego faces than they are – that, my friend, is a smirk, which means this story is not yet done. (Hey, I just had a thought — any chance that this guy is the monster from the secret "Cloverfield" movie?)
Comics Reporter reaches way back to review 1967’s Marvel Collector’s Item Classics #13.
Neil Gaiman talks to NPR about Stardust (you’ll have to listen to it, not read it).
Comics Alliance interviews Eddie Campbell.
Sequential Tart interviews Gail Simone about her plans for Wonder Woman.
USA Today has a graphic novel roundup.
The Ephemerist thinks that Garfield is the new Nancy. When I see Jim Davis drawing three lasagna pans in the background, then I’ll worry.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews Nick Abadzis’s graphic novel Laika. (Which I’ve just read; look for a review here in a few days, Gawd willing and the creek don’t rise.)
Comics Should Be Good’s latest Reason to Love Comics: Fin Fang Foom, baby!
Ralph’s Comic Corner of Ventura, CA was recently robbed. But it’s not as bad as it would have been – the robbers “walked by actual cash money to steal Spawn and Witchblade.”
Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing thinks Brian Talbot’s Alice in Sunderland is the “single weirdest graphic novel [he’s] ever enjoyed.” I smell a pull-quote for the second edition!
Dana of Comic Fodder reviews her usual weekly batch of Marvel comics.
Comic Book Resources reviews the Stardust movie.
Comic Book Resources also interviews Alex Ross about his new series, Superpowers.
Yatterings looks at Neil Gaiman’s Eternals.
Bookgasm reviews some recent DC comics single issues.
The Book Swede likes Tad Williams’s new novel, Shadowplay.
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review covers the Forgotten Realms book Shadowbred by Paul S. Kemp.
Jacob at OF Blog of the Fallen thinks Brandon Sanderson is pretty darn cool, and his series “Mistborn” is nifty. (He might not use those exact words, but I’m paraphrasing.)
SciFi UK Review reviews the fifth and final issue of the webzine Darker Matter.
SFF World is on an interview tear, having just posted discussions with:
David Langford, who has won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer nearly every times he’s been eligible, has just brought forth a new issue of his great fanzine Ansible, with the usual mix of quotes, news, and snark.
Book Fetish reviews Sex & the Psychic Witch (by Annette Blair), a new paranormal romance which proves that all of the good titles are now taken.
Nebula Award-winner Nicola Griffith (who has been writing books that are more like thrillers these days) blogs about her girl cooties.
January magazine reviews Robert J. Sawyer’s new novel Rollback.
John C. Wright, who yesterday wrote about books he couldn’t finish, today goes the other way – with books he couldn’t put down.
Lou Anders talks to Shaun Knopf, the President of a new convention in the south, OmegaCon.
Point: Douglas E. Cohen wants people to subscribe to every magazine except the one he works for.
Counterpoint 1: Jeremiah Tolbert thinks it’s not going to work.
Counterpoint 2: Paul Raven is also dubious.
Big Dumb Object reviews Charles Stross’s upcoming novel, Halting State.
[some links via Journalista!; some other links via people I’ve forgotten]