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The All-New 1982 Show

The All-New 1982 Show

Comics Links

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.

Comics Reviews

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.


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.


Gaiman to conquer all media

Gaiman to conquer all media

The San Francisco Chronicle notices that Neil Gaiman is in the middle stages of a fiendish plan to completely conquer all media. (The New York Times also discovered Gaiman this weekend.)

The Los Angeles Times looks at some novels written by comic-book types, starting with Warren Ellis’s Crooked Little Vein.

Comic Book Resources chats with Tony Bedard, one of the approximately three million writers cranking out Countdown.

Erik Larsen looks back at San Diego.

Comics Reporter interrogates Tom Neely — animator, cartoonist, author of The Blot.

You want someone to review a whole bunch of this week’s comics? Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good is there for you.

SyFyPortal reports that the Sci-Fi Channel has officially announced that The Dresden Files is cancelled. The reason: it “just didn’t make a big enough profit.” Man, I’d love to be in a business where you can make decisions like that – “Butler! The pile of twenties in the corner is getting too low! Cancel one of those shows that doesn’t make an obscene amount of money!”

Bookslut is either posting from a time warp, or attending some weird other dimensional San Diego Comic-Con, since the reports are as if the con is going on right now.


Ambush Bug Lives!

Ambush Bug Lives!

The official Comics Should Be Good “Reason to Love Comics” for Monday was my man Keith Giffen. (“My man” in the sense that I agree that he’s totally awesome, not that I’ve ever met the guy.) And once again, I must demand Ambush Bug trade paperbacks to make the world the kind of place it should be.

The Irish Independent looks at the graphic novel adaptation of the first of Eoin Colfer’s “Artemis Fowl” books.

Comic Book Resources talks to Neil Gaiman via the magic of video.

Comic Book Resources has also drunk the DC Kool-Aid and is trying to convince us that we ever cared about Booster Gold. Sorry, it’s not working…

The Beat has San Diego photos, with commentary – your money quote: “Nothing is sadder than a Superman with a droopy vinyl crotch.”

Elliot S! Maggin, author of the greatest Superman novel ever (sorry, Tom De Haven, it’s Miracle Monday), is running for Congress. Hey, if Gopher could make it in, I think he’s got a good chance. [via The Beat]

Sci Fi Weekly interviews Neil Gaiman, reviews Elizabeth Bear’s Undertow, and sets John Clute to wind up Jay Lake’s Mainspring.

The Golden Duck Awards, for excellence in science fiction for children, were presented at TuckerCon, this year’s NASFiC, over the weekend. The winners were:

  • Picture Book: Night of the Homework Zombies by Scott Nickel, illustrated by Steve Harpster
  • Middle Grades: Apers by Mike Jansen and Barbara Day Zincola
  • Young Adult: Rash by Pete Hautman
  • Special Award: Write Your Own Science Fiction Story by Tish Farrel

[via SF Scope]


Comics News & Links: San Diego Sunset Edition

Comics News & Links: San Diego Sunset Edition

Brave souls still reporting from Comic-Con:

The New York Times gazes down its nose at Comic-Con, and says tsk-tsk quietly under its breath.

Comic Book Bin lists nine new projects announced by Minx at Comic-Con, including a sequel to Clubbing and work from Brian Wood, Alisa Kwitney, and Steve Rolston.

Comic Book Resources, similarly, has a story about Oni Press’s upcoming projects.

The Beat liveblogged the Eisner Awards ceremony…the first three or four hours of it, anyway.

Greg Hatcher of Comics Should Be Good traveled cross country instead of going to Comic-Con — and found comics along the way.


Interviews and Interrogations

Interviews and Interrogations

The Washington Post profiles Hate! cartoonist Peter Bagge, focusing on his current work for the magazine Reason.

Comic Book Resources infiltrated a Comic-Con panel with Matt Wagner talking about 25 years of Grendel – and they report back what they learned.

Wizard interviews Mouse Guard creator David Petersen.

Heidi MacDonald video-interviews Scott McCloud, creator of Making Comics (and, of course, Zot!).

The Orange County Register talks to Kevin J. Anderson about Slan Hunter, the novel he completed from A.E. Van Vogt’s outline and incomplete draft.

Forbes quotes from a USA Today interview with J.K. Rowling, in which she mentions that she’s already working on two non-fantasy projects – one for children and one for adults.


Spanning the Globe with Comics

Spanning the Globe with Comics

Comic Book Resources talks to Timothy Truman and new artist Tomas Giorello about the new direction, and new series, for Dark Horse’s Conan comics.

Comic Book Resources also chatted with the creative team of the new Booster Gold series.

Even if you’re not at Comic-Con, you can see it via the official flickr set.

Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin pokes through the new Previews catalog for monthly signs of impending Armageddon.

Comics Reporter reviews The Architect by Mike Baron and Andie Tong.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog has some fun with a 1969 Batgirl story.


Comics & F&SF People Speak To You

Comics & F&SF People Speak To You

Comic Book Resources talks to Eric Powell about The Goon.

The eighth week of “X-Position” from Comic Book Resources is an interview with Peter David about what’s going on in the X-books. (Silly, CBR, don’t you know that exposition will never wash away the sins of mankind?)

Comic Book Resources also chats with Dynamite Entertainment Publisher Nick Barrucci about their upcoming Alex Ross/Jim Krueger book Superpowers.

SciFi Wire interviews Ellen Datlow about her new anthology (with Terri Windling) The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales.

Amazon’s blog has a quick phone conversation with Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, in the middle of his tour.

Transmissions from Wintermute interviews short story writer Benjamin Rosenbaum.

Comics All Over The Place

Comics All Over The Place

Comics Reporter reviews 1-800-MICE #2, All Flash #1, and Magic Hour #2.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews this week’s comics, starting with All Flash #1.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good also reviews this week’s comics, but he starts with Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1.

At the All-New, All-Different Savage Critic(s):

  • Graeme McMillan reviews World War Hulk #2
  • Douglas Wolk reviews mostly the advertisements in Giant-Sized Marvel Adventures The Avengers #1
  • McMillan is back to review All Flash #1
  • And someone named Jog really likes Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan’s Rogan Gosh one-shot from 1994.