Metal Men, Naruto, and Other Unfathomable Things
Comic Book Resources looks back at the long, odd history of the Metal Men.
The Toronto Star reports on a Toronto Comic Arts Festival presentation on four wordless graphic novels from the early 20th century.
If you’re like me, and spent much of the weekend in the company of kids watching a Naruto marathon, you might also find this Paul Gravette lecture about Naruto to be useful in explaining what the heck it all is about.
Comics Should Be Good takes a look at all of Image Comics’s October covers.
Mike Sterling discovers that if you stare at a poster of Superman’s funeral long enough, the abyss also gazes into you.
Comics Reporter reviews Rian Hughes’s Yesterday’s Tomorrows.
The New York Times reviews Emily Flake’s These Things Ain’t Gonna Smoke Themselves and Jessica Bruder’s Burning Book.
Warren Peace Sings The Blues reviews Whiteout by Rucka and Lieber.
Douglas Cohen responds to comments and criticisms of his drive to increase subscriptions for print SF/Fantasy magazines.
Irene Gallo of The Art Department showcases Jon Foster’s covers for Timothy Zahn’s “Dragonback” series.
The UK SF Book News Network lists all of the newly-published books that they’ve received in the last three weeks.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
OF Blog of the Fallen reviews Tim Pratt’s short-story collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories.
OF Blog of the Fallen also reviews a book called The Flash, a collection of very short stories.
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist reviews John Twelve Hawks’s The Dark River.
SF Signal reprints Entertainment Weekly’s capsule reviews of a few SF/F novels this week.
Publishers Weekly’s fiction reviews for this week include extensive SF/Fantasy/Horror and Comics sections.
Fantasybookspot reviews a pile of books, including new titles from Blake Nelson and Matt Ruff.
SciFi Weekly reviews Phyllis Gottlieb’s Birthstones.
SF Signal looks at issue #160 of the venerable British SF media magazine SFX.
Book Fetish reviews Tobias S. Buckell’s Ragamuffin.
Bookgasm reviews Laird Barron’s The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.
Interviews with various people
Adventures in SciFi Publishing’s 30th podcast includes an interview with Jacqueline Carey.
Neth Space questions Tobias S. Buckell, author of Ragamuffin.
The New York Times Magazine has a quick Q&A with William Gibson.
Newsarama interviews Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics.
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review interviews Karen Miller, author of The Innocent Mage.
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist questions Scott Lynch, author of Red Seas Under Red Skies.
Comic Book Bin video-interviews Cynicalman creator Matt Feazell.
The Daily Cross Hatch interviews cartoonist Paul Gravette.
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