COMICS LINKS: Unbelievable Things
Costumes? Check. Vigilante activities? Check. The KKK were always closer to mainstream superheroes than we’d probably like, but it took Craig Yoe to dig up the bizarre ‘20s newspaper comic strips in which a flying KKK squad do good deeds.
Wizard has photos from Fan Expo Canada 2007.
TrekWeb interviews IDW editor Andrew Steven Harris about the future of Star Trek comics.
Comic Book Resources interviews Christos Gage about the upcoming House of M: Avengers mini-series.
Heidi MacDonald remembers Disney Adventures Magazine at The Beat.
ICv2 interviews DC Comics’s King of All Media, Paul Levitz.
On the Fantagraphics Blog, Gary Groth interviews Alias the Cat creator Kim Deitch.
New Scientist employs the theory of social networks to explain why super-heroes always win.
MangaBlog has a longer version of an interview with Mark Crilley that originally ran in Publishers Weekly’s Comics Week.
Bookgasm reviews John Porcellino’s King-Cat Classix.
At Comic Book Resources, Augie De Blieck, Jr. reviews two recent TwoMorrows books and other things.
Comics Reporter reviews Monte Beauchamp’s Devilish Greetings.
The San Francisco Chronicle reviews James Sturm’s America.
Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews Gilbert Hernandez’s Chance in Hell.
Matthew Cheney thinks about the first volume of Best American Fantasy and a review of it by Gwyneth Jones.
More Worldcon/Hugo reports:
- Jay Lake and Ellen Kushner, via the Amazon Blog
- Jay Lake’s photos: pre-Hugo, Hugo Awards, rest of the Worldcon
- Lou Anders
- John Picacio
Jed Hartman is getting annoyed by Utopia-is-bad stories.
Vera Nazarian defends SFWA.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Agony Column looks at Jonathan Strahan’s new anthology Eclipse 1.
Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review notices Paul S. Kemp’s Shadowstorm, a Forgotten Realms novel from Wizards of the Coast.
SciFi UK Review looks at issue 9 of Midnight Street.
SFReviews.net examines Tobias S. Buckell’s Ragamuffin.
SFF World reviews Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Well of Ascension.
SF Signal reviews the eighth issue of Jim Baen’s Universe.
Book Fetish reviews Jennifer Ashley’s Immortals: The Gathering.
CA Reviews covers Nalini Singh’s paranormal romance Caressed by Ice.
Cory Doctorow, writing in The Guardian, explains that perfect Digital Rights Management is impossible.
Jay Lake investigates a Japanese toilet.
[several links via Journalista!]