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ANDREW’S LINKS: One Last Ride on the Wall of Death

ANDREW’S LINKS: One Last Ride on the Wall of Death

It’s not often that I get to make a simultaneous Richard Thompson/Timothy Truman reference, so I’ll take it this time.

This will be my last set of links for ComicMix. I’ve loved doing it, but it’s just too, too time-consuming. I will continue reviewing various things here, and ComicMix’s philosophy is all about the original content, so a huge bunch of outside links was an odd fit to begin with. Thanks for all the comments, and please stick around for the big ComicMix original-comics launch – I certainly will be!

Comics Links

David Lloyd will be at Orlandocon from Sept 21-23 at the Caribe Royale Convention Centre, and also signing at Coliseum of Comics on Friday the 21st from 2-5.

Mark Evanier has stitched together various YouTube postings to reform the complete Jonathan Ross documentary In Search of Steve Ditko.

The Columbia Tribune visits with artist Frank Stack.

Comic Book Resources interviews Marvel editor John Barber to learn exactly how the Marvel Zombies project came to be…and, just maybe, how Marvel will work it like a rented mule until we’re all sick of it.

CBR also chatted with Jim Shooter about his plans for Legion of Super-Heroes.

Comics Reporter interviews Steven Weissman.

Wizard talks with Mark Evanier.

The Hurting wonders what’s the deal with the X-Men and space opera.

Living Between Wednesdays interviews Scottt Chantler, author of Northwest Passage.

Comics Reviews

Forbidden Planet International reviews Image’s new series Fearless.

The Written Nerd reviews a pile of graphic novels, starting with the first volume of Flight, edited by Kazuo Kibuishi.

The Joplin Independent reviews The Blue Beetle Companion. (I was going to make a joke about obscurity here, but I thought better of it.)

The Los Angeles Times reviews Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews the week’s comics, with an extra dose of face-kicking.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow #1.

Living Between Wednesday reviews this week’s comics, and declares them the “sexiest ever.”

From The Savage Critics:

  • Jog reviews the new 30 Days of Night, and others
  • Abhay finishes reviewing a graphic novel called Runoff, and interviewing its creator Tom Manning
  • Diana Kingston-Gabai says two Hail Marys but still can’t take Penance: Relentless
  • Jog checks out Gutsville #2
  • and Graeme McMillan reviews a pile of comics, including the new Captain America. (And now I channel Mr. Middle-America: “Hey, isn’t he dead? How come his comics still coming out?”)


ANDREW’S LINKS: Pipsqueak Wolverine

ANDREW’S LINKS: Pipsqueak Wolverine

Comics Links

Marvel Comics is having a costume contest on their website, to be judged by fans. The winner (who gets a Handbook-style page in some random comic) will be announced, appropriately, on Halloween. And the guy to beat this year is…pipsqueak Wolverine!

Scripps News talked to Mike Carey about his “real” novels, like The Devil You Know, and his graphic novels, like Re-Gifters.

Comic Book Resources interviews Amy Kim Ganter, who creates American Manga.

ICv2 interviews Marvel publisher Dan Buckley.

The Daily Cross Hatch interviews Paul Karasik, who edited the Fletcher Hanks collection I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets, among other things.

Comicon interviews Alex Robinson.

Comics Reviews

Bookgasm reviews the collection of the Alan Moore-plotted, old-British-character-filled Albion miniseries.

Augie De Bliecks, Jr.’s Pipeline column at Comic Book Resources looks at the new Marvel Comics Presents #1, the JLA Wedding Special, and other things.

Comics Reporter digs up Lynn Johnston’s 1992 “For Better or For Worse” collection Things Are Looking Up…

Brad Curran of Comics Should Be Good adores Scott Pilgrim.

From The Savage Critics:

Graeme McMillan cocks a snoot at Booster Gold #2 and other fine comics

and also looks at the first issue of the new Suicide Squad series.

Newsarama presents the usual picks of the week.


ANDREW’S LINKS: Isn’t He A Little Short…?

ANDREW’S LINKS: Isn’t He A Little Short…?

(See the continuation for an explanation of our "Bob & Godzilla" photo today.)

Comics Links

Publishers Weekly Comics Week talks to Matt Fraction, writer of Casanova.

Steven Grant, at Comic Book Resources, thinks about Jack Kirby and the art of comic book covers, then and now.

Brian Michael Bendis was interviewed by CBR about the various flavors of Avengers currently available in the marketplace.

CBR also interviews Ryan Dunlavey, artist of Action Philosophers!

The Beat casts its beady eye on Platinum Studios’ plans to go public.

The Baltimore City Paper (motto: “Eh, who needs a fancy name. It’s only Baltimore.”) visits Steve Geppi’s museum.

The Edmonton Journal interviews Peter Kuper, author of Keep Forgetting to Remember.

The New York Daily News profiles Meredith Gran, creator of the webcomic Octopus Pie.

Washington Post Express interviews the creators of Black Metal.

Comics Reviews

Publishers Weekly reviews Robert C. Harvey’s biography of Milton Caniff.

Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews the October issue of Shojo Beat, and finds an unexpected obsession with breasts.

Brian Cronin of Comics Should Be Good looks at this week’s Thor and realizes that editors should say no to J. Michael Straczynski more often.

All of Comics Should Be Good gang-review the first issue of Potter’s Field.

From The Savage Critics:

Ain’t It Cool News reviews a pile of comics.


ANDREW’S LINKS: Knitted Hellboy

ANDREW’S LINKS: Knitted Hellboy

Comics Links

They’re sold out now, but for a brief, shining moment, the world had a chance to buy knitted Hellboy dolls. (Figures? Plushes? What do you call these things?) [via Newsarama]

This weekend, The New York Times dug through Stan Lee’s boxes of old photos for an article about the places he’s lived.

Comic Book Resources interviews Kent Williams.

The Friends of Lulu are looking for new board members, sayeth The Beat.

The Beat lists Diamond graphic novel sales charts from 2006 and 2007 (to date).

The Harlan Ellison/Fantagraphics legal matter just will not die…even after the supposedly final settlement, Ellison has now balked at posting the required-by-the-agreement 500-word rebuttal by Fantagraphics’s Gary Groth to three specific claims Ellison made about Groth. The unposted statement, and Ellison’s lawyer’s “not gonna do it” letter, are in the middle of this long post at The Beat.

Comics Reporter interviews Warren Craghead. (No, I didn’t know who he was, either. But CR likes him…)

The ComicBloc interviews Sean McKeever.

Some guy named Dan Stafford:

1)    wrote polite letters to various comics folks, like R. Crumb, Joe Matt, and James Kochalka, asking some questions.

2)    got letters back from same, with answers to those questions.

3)    Posted the results here.

The Bookseller (the UK’s magazine of bookselling) recently reported that UK manga publishers have had to beg the big chains over there to expand the space devoted to manga. Either the UK market is vastly different from the US, or Waterstone’s just isn’t that interested in making great piles of money…

Comics Reviews

The Joplin Independent reviews the Marvel comics adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

The Globe and Mail reviews a bunch of graphic novels and comics, starting with Sara Varon’s Robot Dreams.

Hannibal Tabu of Comic Book Resources lists his “buy pile” for this week.

Brian Cronin of Comics Should Be Good reviews Nick Abadzis’s Laika.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with Action Philosophers! #9.

Greg Hatcher of CSBG reviews a pile of stuff he got for free.

From The Savage Critics:


COMICS LINKS: Unbelievable Things

COMICS LINKS: Unbelievable Things

Comics Links

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.

Political cartoonist Steve Bell is interviewed by the Sunday Herald. [via Forbidden Planet International]

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.

Comics Reviews

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.


COMICS LINKS: Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

COMICS LINKS: Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

Comics Links

The New York Times notes what would have been Jack Kirby’s 90th birthday. (And, in honor of that, a random odd Kirby drawing is our illustration today – a stamp with a Kirby Silver Surfer.)

The Beat digs into Marvel’s sales figures for the month of July.

Blogcritics interviews Mike Carey about his first novel The Devil You Know.

Kaplan is publishing graphic novels with deliberately difficult words (including definitions), reports Bloomberg. I can’t fault the idea, but I suspect teenagers aren’t looking to learn vocabulary words from their pleasure reading.

Wizard interviews Mike Mignola about the Hellboy 2 movie.

Publishers Weekly talked to Kyle Baker about his new series Special Forces.

Comics Reporter covers the recent episode of Anthony Bourdain’s TV show No Reservations set in Cleveland, in which Harvey Pekar played a large part.

Panel and Pixel has a collection of stories about how not to break into comics.

San Francisco Bay Guardian talks to Kyle Baker.

Kevin Melrose at Newsarama lists what looks like everything coming out this week. (If you buy all of it, I bet Steve Geppi will come and personally thank you.)

Comics Reviews

Eddie Campbell reviews Clare Briggs’s Oh Skin-nay! The Days of Real Sport.

Wizard reviews Tangent Comics Volume One and The Complete Bite Club.

Blogcritics reviews Good As Lilly by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm.

The Boston Globe reviews Gilbert Hernandez’s Human Diastrophism.

Augie De Blieck, Jr. of Comic Book Resources reviews two recent Fantastic Four comics, one of which he loved and one of which he didn’t.

Comic Book Bin reviews XXX Scumbag Party by Johnny Ryan.

Punked Noodle reviews Osamu Tezuka’s Ode to Kirihito.

Eye on Comics digs up a copy of X-Men #121 at a flea market.

At The Savage Critics, Graeme MacMillan reviews Batman #668 and others.


COMICS LINKS: Completely Random

COMICS LINKS: Completely Random

Comics Links

Eddie Campbell tries to define what a graphic novel is. (Illustration of Campbell deep in thought by Campbell.)

The LA Times has an article about the webcomic A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.

Publishers Weekly interviews Satoru Kannagi, writer of Only the Ring Finger Knows.

PW also reports on the massive Japanese convention Comiket.

Comic Book Galaxy interviews the always-sunny Harvey Pekar.

Comics Should Be Good takes their usual monthly look at Marvel’s December covers.

Newsarama talks with the creators of Punks: the Comic.

Comic Bloc interviews Mike Baron.

The CBC interviews For Better or Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston.

Comics Reviews

Dana of Comics Fodder reviews this week’s Marvel comics.

Sequart’s Rob Clough reviews three volumes of Graphic Classics.

Sequential Tart reviews the new The Spirit comic.

Reviews from The Savage Critics:



COMICS LINKS: Monday Again

COMICS LINKS: Monday Again

No links came with obvious top-of-the-post illustrations today, so, instead, let’s focus on the Monday-ness of today, and think demotivation.

Comics Links

Comic Book Resources looks at webcartoonists at Wizard World Chicago.

Wizard talks to Avatar Press artist Jacen Burroughs.

Comic Book Resources interviews Hugh Sterbakov, writer of Freshmen.

CBR also chats with artist Adrian Alphona, soon to take over Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.

Comics Reporter interviews Comic-Con Director of Marketing and Public Relations David Glanzer.

Newsarama has the second half of an interview with Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics.

The New York Times’s Paper Cuts blog interviews cartoonist Dan Clowes.

Comics Reviews

The Joplin Independent reviews Modern Masters, Vol. 7: John Byrne.

Blogcritics reviews The Architect by Mike Baron and Andie Tong.

Comics Reporter reviews Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow.

Brian Cronin at Comics Should Be Good reviews Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #23.

Living Between Wednesdays reviews this weeks’ comics, starting with The Immortal Iron Fist #8.

Graeme McMillan of The Savage Critics reviews Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #1.


COMICS LINKS: Definitely Not Kansas

COMICS LINKS: Definitely Not Kansas

Comics Links

Variety reports that Todd McFarlane’s toy-based re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz is being developed as a movie. (See all the toys here; everyone else went with Dorothy as the obvious illo, but I thought his vision of Toto was just as bad, but even weirder.)

Mark Evanier writes about Robert Kanigher and his Metal Men.

Nick Bertozzi has posted the proposal he and James Sturm put together in 2003 for a graphic novel adaptation of a screenplay called The Black Diamond Detective Agency. (The owners of the property ended up giving it to Eddie Campbell to turn into a GN, which came out earlier this year.)

Jayme Lynn Blaschke visits Metropolis, Illinois, and takes pictures of all of the Superman stuff there.

Comics Should Be Good casts their usual beady eye on DC’s November covers.

Occasional Superheroine believes everything is wrong with DC Comics, and explains their problems in great detail.

The Elmira Star-Gazette is happy to see the new comic based on a video game, Halo: Uprising.

Dick May or May Not Read Your Blog begins an odd, quixotic series on the career of Rob Liefeld with a long post about his work on Hawk & Dove.


Comics Reviews 

Wizard reviews Mike Allred’s Madman, Vol. 1 and Marvel’s X-23: Target X.

Comics Reporter reviews a mini-comic called Click by Sara Ryan.

Jog of The Savage Critics looks at Bill Jemas’s reign at Marvel, the “progressive” era, Igor Kordey, and, finally, the first eight issues of Soldier X.


Metal Men, Naruto, and Other Unfathomable Things

Metal Men, Naruto, and Other Unfathomable Things

Comics Links

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 Reviews

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.

SF/Fantasy Links

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 Hugo Awards now have a website of their own – just in time for this year’s awards, which will be announced at Nippon 2007 in less than two weeks.

The UK SF Book News Network lists all of the newly-published books that they’ve received in the last three weeks.