The All-New 1982 Show
The Beat has a few choice photos from the 1982 San Diego Comic-Con – sure, it was smaller and easier to get around, but look at the clothes they had to wear! (This photo of Mark Evanier, and the others at this link are by Alan Light.)
Todd Allen is not entirely positive in this Comics Should Be Good report on Wizard World Chicago.
Grumpy Old Fan (at Newsarama) pokes at the current legal issues around Superboy’s ownership.
The Beat has posted the official, lawyer-approved settlement agreement between Fantagraphics and Harlan Ellison.
Charleston City Paper reviews a few comics collections, including Flight, Vol. 4 and Linda Medley’s Castle Waiting.
Blogcritics reviews the first issues of Black Adam and Metal Men.
The A.V. Club has a comics review column this week, starting off with Fletcher Hanks’s I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets and covering over a dozen other compilations or original GNs.
Comics Reporter reviews Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened.
Comics Reporter reviews Gilbert Hernandez’s Chance in Hell.
Brian Cronin at Comics Should Be Good reviews Good As Lily, the new Minx comic.
The Savage Critics usually has a couple of reviews every day (and I’m too lazy to link to every single one of them); here’s Graeme McMillan writing about a bunch of comics that came out last week.
Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing reviews Death Valley.
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, which seems to be under the impression that writing is a zero-sum game, ranks all of the biggest fantasy writers in the US and tries to divine all their futures. (Oh, and they also seem to assume that multi-volume epic fantasy equals “fantasy,” and have completely ignored Laurell K. Hamilton and all of her followers in the contemporary/urban fantasy realm.)
SciFi Weekly explains why Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic young adult novel A Wizard of Earthsea is one of the best fantasy novels of the 20th century.
SF Site has posted a new issue for mid-August, with reviews of books by Lois McMaster Bujold, John C. Wright, John Meaney, Joe Haldeman and others, and columns by Jeff VanderMeer and Neil Walsh.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy Books
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review covers Andy Boot’s A Kind of Peace.
SF Signal reviews The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks.
CA Reviews, having finished off Stephen Baxter’s Emperor, returns to topple his Conqueror.
The Agony Column looks at a new reprint of Ray Bradbury’s classic collection The Golden Apples of the Sun.
SciFi Weekly reviews David Wellington’s third zombie novel, Monster Planet.
SF Scope reviews Brave New Words: The Oxford Book of Science Fiction, edited by Jeff Prucher.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire interviews Mark Budz about his new novel Till Human Voices Wake Us.
The Book Swede has the first part of an interview with Winterbirth author Brian Ruckley.
SciFi Wire talks to Jeff Carlson about his new novel Plague Year.
SciFi Wire also talks to Richard Kadrey, about his novel Butcher Bird.
Publishers Weekly talks with George R.R. Martin about upcoming Wild Cards projects and the comics adaptations of his work.
Comic Book Resources caught up with Indian artist Dheeraj Verma.
CBR also chatted with the man known as JMS recently – what? You think I’d even try to spell that name?
Comics Reporter interviews Chris Butcher, the co-founder of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival.
Panels and Pixels interviews For Better or For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnson.
The Onion’s A.V. Club dissects a few recent book covers to see what makes them tick.