Tagged: Book Fetish

Women Spotted at Comics Convention

Women Spotted at Comics Convention

Comics Links

Comic Book Resources investigates the existence of women – often attractive women, some of whom actually read comics – at comics conventions. Astonishing! (Illustration: one of those elusive “real women.”)

A long 1977 New York Times article about Harvey Kurtzman and Mad magazine has been posted by Mike Lynch. [via Mark Evanier, who had some comments on it]

The Times (of London) checks in with Cam Kennedy and lan Grant about their in-the-works graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

Mark Trail likes squirrels. [via the Comics Curmudgeon]

Kleefeld on Comics posts scans from the mid-70s Mighty Marvel Comics Strength and Fitness Book. [via everyone else blogging about comics, basically]

Comics Reviews

Bookgasm reviews the second trade paperback collecting the DC series 52.

Richard of Forbidden Planet International reviews The Other Side.

Eddie Campbell reviews Robert C. Harvey’s biography of Milton Caniff.

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

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good does that one better – reviewing a pile of this week’s comics regardless of their publisher.


Giant Lego Man: Threat or Menace?

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.


Misery Loves…Nancy?

Misery Loves…Nancy?

Ivan Brunetti nearly became the new cartoonist for Nancy in 1994 – and Mike Lynch has posted the thirteen-page magazine article from 1999 where Brunetti explains the whole thing.

Forbidden Planet International has a story about Orbit’s recent announcement that they are teaming up with other elements of the far-flung Hachette media empire to launch a new manga line, the Yen Press, in the US and UK.

Either the Star-Tribune or the Journal-News (both names are on the page, various places) talked to Neil Gaiman about that Stardust movie.

Publishers Weekly talks with George R.R. Martin about the graphic adaptations of his “Song of Ice and Fire” novellas.

John Mayo of Comic Book Resources attempts to explain how everything sold in June, and what it all means.

The Beat is having flashbacks to Thursday at Comic-Con. (My flashbacks are usually to the Boer War, but I understand what she’s going through.)

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews a bunch of graphic novels.

The Onion’s A.V. Club interviews Bill Willingham, writer of Fables.

Book Fetish reviews Mike Carey’s first novel, The Devil You Know.

The Agony Column gets off its literary high horse long enough to take a look at Star Wars: Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry.

News of the Obvious Department: Monsters & Critics have perpetrated the headline “New novel gets bad review.” Coming soon: Pope Is Catholic, Bear Shits in Woods.


People Reading Books

People Reading Books

The Seattle Times reviews Jasper Fforde’s “Thursday Next” series.

Slate looks at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The Agony Column reviews Alan Campbell’s Lye Street, a novella-as-a-book prequel to Scar Night.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist reviews Jeff Somers’s The Electric Church.

Blogcritics has what I think is their sixth review for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Honestly, I can’t keep track any more.

Book Fetish reviews a three-author linked erotic romance anthology called Hell on Heels. (Oh my God, the Twayne Triplets are back…and this time they’re porn!)

Bookgasm reviews Warren Hammond’s KOP.

Bookgasm also reviews A Dog About Town, a murder mystery told from the POV of a thinking dog, which is fantasy enough for my book.

The Henry Herald of Georgia reviews Kull: Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard.

American Chronicle reviews Harry Potter and the…Half-Blood Prince. (ha HA! Fooled you!)


Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Reviews

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Reviews

SF Signal reviews the novelization of the Transfomers movie by Alan Dean Foster.

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist shamelessly plugs Tad Williams’s Otherland series.

Strange Horizons continues reviewing John Crowley’s AEgypt novels this week with a look at the second book, Love & Sleep.

Book Fetish covers Marjorie M. Liu’s paranormal romance Soul Song.

Clare Light does quick reviews of Laurie J. Marks’s Water Logic and Walter Mosley’s 47.

Interzone reviews Marianne de Pierres’s new space opera Dark Light.


Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Reviews

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Reviews

I should warn you about these link-lists: Mondays tend to be longer than usual (since there’s a lot of content that goes up on the weekend, or early on Monday), and the beginning of the month tends to be longer than usual. Since we’re just past both of those things, this is going to be a really long one…

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist reviews Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

A.N. Wilson reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go in the Telegraph.

SF Crowsnest reviews a whole bunch of things this week:

  • first, here’s a review for Paranormal Borderlands of Science, edited by Kendrick Frazier – a collection of essays by scientists about the plausibility of and evidence for various paranormal claims.
  • and there’s a review of Cory Doctorow’s new short story collection, Overclocked
  • another review covers Kay Kenyon’s new science fantasy novel Bright of the Sky
  • a review of Ian McDonald’s Brasyl
  • a review of Eliot Fintushel’s Breakfast With the Ones You Love
  • a review of Kage Baker’s new “Company” short story collection, Gods and Pawns
  • a review of David Deveraux’s Hunter’s Moon
  • a review of a new art book – James Bama: American Realist – about the cover artist best known for his ‘70s Doc Savage series
  • a review of Charles de Lint’s Memory & Dream
  • a review of Chris Moriarty’s Spin Control
  • a review  of David Anthony Durham’s first fantasy novel, the epic Acacia
  • and several other reviews, too, but my fingers are getting tired.