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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: Bat-Crime and Bat-Punishment

ANDREW’S LINKS: Bat-Crime and Bat-Punishment

Comics Links

R. Sikoryak’s Dostoyevsky Comics, an adaptation of Crime and Punishment staring a Dick Sprang Batman and originally published in Drawn & Quarterly #3 in 2000, has been posted on the web.

Amazon Daily interviews Nick Abadzis, author of Laika.

The New York Times Magazine last weekend started its serialization of Dan Clowes’s comic Mister Wonderful, in its “Funny Pages” section.

The Baltimore Sun profiles cartoonist Emily Flake.

AnimationInsider interviews manga expert and popularizer Fred Schodt.

The Fresno Bee talks to local broadcaster Dale Berry, who creates graphic novels in his spare time.

New York Magazine has a ten-page excerpt from Gipi’s Notes for a War Story.

Publishers Weekly chatted with David Michaelis about his upcoming biography of Charles Schulz, Schulz and Peanuts.

Publishers Weekly has a preview of Legend of the Dark Crystal, Col. 1: The Garthim Wars.

PW also interviews Jonathan Hickman, author of The Nightly News.

Comic Book Resources chats with Mark Guggenheim about his Oni Press series Resurrection.

To celebrate the publication of their collection Dr. Thirteen: Architecture and Morality, creators Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chang have done thirteen separate interviews, all published the same day. Links to all of them are on Cliff Chang’s blog.

South Carolina’s The State rounds up recent reader reaction to Tom Batuik’s deeply depressing current storyline in Funky Winkerbean. [via Comics Reporter]

Journalista! takes aim at comics’ poster-boy for getting out of the house more often, Dave Sim. (And what is Sim doing these days? Didn’t Cerebus end several years ago now?)

A truck ran into Oni Press’s wall/window, but everyone there is fine.

Wizard interviews Gerald Way, who writes Umbrella Academy (and also has a band or something).

Eye on Comics wonders what happened to the promised Adam Hughes All Star Wonder Woman.

Arowette’s Diary presents the Dan Didio Advisory & Warning System. Is your comic at risk of Rape, Death, or Emo?

The Icarus Comics blog notes that some manga categories (for adults, even!) previously little known here are starting to come out in the US market. The possibly not-so-good news is that they’re having to be in Diamond’s “Adult” section since they actually have sexual content.

Comics Reviews

Bookgasm reviews The Architect, by Mike Baron and Andie Tong.

Los Angeles City Beat reviews Tom Neely’s The Blot.

Hannibal Tatu lists this week’s “buy pile” for Comic Book Resources.

Comics Reporter reviews Al Hirschfeld’s 1951 book Show Business Is No Business.

The Daily Cross Hatch reviews Shannon Wheeler’s Screw Heaven, When I Die I’m Going to Mars.

Comics Worth Reading reviews Fell: Feral City.


ANDREW’S LINKS: Rap War on Sesame Street

ANDREW’S LINKS: Rap War on Sesame Street

Comics Links

The Washington Post Express interviews Percy Carey, who recently told his life story in the graphic novel Sentences. Carey, best known as an underground rapper, also appeared on Sesame Street as a seven-year-old.

Comic Book Resources interrogates Jonathan Hickman, writer/colorist of the upcoming A Red Mass for Mars.

Tom Spurgeon of Comics Reporter defends the humble comics shop.

Sequential Tart interviews Jesse Hamm, artist of Good As Lily.

Turning to the subjeect of For Better or For Worse: Lynn Johnston opens up a new front in her propaganda war to prove that Liz and Anthony are destined to be together. In other news, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

The Baltimore Sun visited the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Artist Jesse Hamm tells Comics Should Be Good about eight things he wants to see more of in comics.

Comics Reviews

Richard of Forbidden Planet International reviews The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelucci and Jim Rugg.

Dana of Comics Fodder reviews this week’s Marvels.

Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews the first issue of Andi Watson’s new comic, Glister.

Occasional Superheroine is puzzled by the new Infinity, Inc. series.

The LA Times reviews Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (and a Robert Silverberg short story collection from Subterranean – ha ha, SF readers! You can’t just skip over the comics links blithely, can you? It’s all good stuff, so sit back and check it all out.)

Living Between Wednesdays gets to last week’s comics just ahead of this week’s comics.

From The Savage Critics:



COMICS LINKS: Times Gets It Late

COMICS LINKS: Times Gets It Late

Comics Links

The New York Times declares that Britain is finally embracing the graphic novel. Well, good for them!

Inside Pulse apparently has a story about comics, but some kind of SQL error is preventing me from actually reading it. Perhaps simply knowing it exists will give some readers a tiny bit of pleasure.

Publishers Weekly Comics Week interviews Gravitation creator Maki Murakami.

PWCW also talked to Ioannis Mentzas about the upcoming English-language publication of Osamu Tezuka’s massive MW.

Comic Book Resources interviews Y: The Last Man editor Will Dennis about the upcoming end of that series.

The Beat tries to figure out what graphic novels have been selling the best this year.

Comics Should Be Good has a long, impressively detailed (even, one might say, nitpicky) list of character names used, in one form or another, by both Marvel and DC. Study it and win bar bets next year at San Diego!

Comics Reviews

Jeff VanderMeer’s new ComicBookSlut column at Bookslut looks at Gipi’s Notes for a War Story, Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, and more.

The New York Sun reviews a new biography of Ronald Reagan in comics form.

Comics Reporter reviews the new issue of Gabrielle Bell’s Lucky.

Another Comics Reporter review (by another hand): Greffier by Joann Sfar.

At The Savage Critics, Graeme McMillan reviews Amazons Attack #6 and other things.

Newsarama picks their favorite books of the week.


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

Newsarama has discovered the exisitence of Triple-A Baseball Heroes, in which Marvel superheroes apparently battle villainy in tandem with minor-league team mascots. (The cover is our illustration today.)

Comics Reviews

Ain’t It Cool News reviews a pile of recent comics, starting with the Booster Gold relaunch.

CHUD’s Thor’s Comic Column presents reviews of comics by several people, none of whom are actually named Thor.

Comic Book Resources’s Hannibal Tatu reviews a pile of this week’s comics.

Comics Reporter reviews Hurricane Season #1.

The Daily Cross Hatch reviews Fletcher Hanks’s I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets.

Comics Worth Reading reviews To Terra by Keiko Takemiya.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog covers this week’s comics.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good also reviews this week’s comics.

Comics Should Be Good’s Brian Cronin looks at the first issue of the second series of Mouse Guard.

SF/Fantasy Links

What is Star Wars were a musical? Let’s Blow This Thing! might just be the result. [via Extra Life]

Locus Online lists the new books that they saw in mid-August.

Jeff Somers’s new book The Electric Church now has its own website.


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.


The Sensational Character Find of 2007!

The Sensational Character Find of 2007!

Robert Ullman (who draws the illustrations for the “Savage Love” sex-advice column, and a lot of exceptional pin-ups on his blog) recently drew a fun Watchmen-world cover, which is our illustration today.

Library Journal’s 8/15 list of reviews leads off with a look at The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and also includes an extensive Graphic Novels section.

Comic Book Resouces chats with Shannon Wheeler about his new book Screw Heaven, When I Die I’m Going to Mars. (Which, quite by coincidence, I just reviewed here on ComicMix.)

Marvel’s publicity machine is hinting so broadly that Mary Jane Watson-Parker is about to die that I almost suspect it’s an elaborate bait-and-switch. (Check out the cover for Amazing Spider-Man #545, for one example.)

The Beat has two big posts of San Diego photos, for those of us who weren’t there and those of you who can’t remember. She also provides her hard-won wisdom on the gauntlet that is the annual Comic-Con.

Comics Reporter reviews Jeff Smith’s Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil series.

SlayerLit interviews Dark Horse editor Scott Allie about the Buffy comics. [via Newsarama]

Cory Doctorow reviews Richard Kadrey’s novel Butcher Bird at Boing Boing.


Hot Comics Linkage

Hot Comics Linkage

Last thoughts on the San Diego Comic-Con:

Adventures in SciFi Publishing has some Comic-Con pictures.

Fantasy Book Critic has a wrap-up of Comic-Con, with some pictures and thoughts, and yet more links.

The Bat Segundo show flutters back for a second podcast about this year’s Alternative Press Expo.

Ned Beauman is now blogging about comics for the Guardian, but he thinks it’s hard out there for a non-misogynist.

Sequential Tart reviews a couple of Minxes.


Oh, My! More Book Reviews!

Oh, My! More Book Reviews!

Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review looks at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The Guardian reviews Scarlett Thomas’s The End of Mr. Y.

OF Blog of the Fallen reviews Daniel Wallace’s Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician.

Blogcritics reviews Warren Hammond’s KOP.

The Kansas City Star reviews The Dark River by the secretive and mysterious John Twelve Hawks.

In the Washington Post, Jeff VanderMeer reviews Ian McDonald’s Brasyl, Kay Kenyon’s Bright of the Sky, Susan Palwick’s Shelter, and more.

Book Fetish reviews Yasmine Galenorn’s Changeling.

CA Reviews looks at Kristin Landon’s The Hidden Worlds.

Powells Books Blog reviews Matt Ruff’s new novel, Bad Monkeys.

Kate Nepveu reviews  Vernor Vinge’s Hugo-nominated novel Rainbows End.

Visions of Paradise reviews C.J. Cherryh’s Inheritor.