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.)
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.