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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.

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ANDREW’S LINKS: Defending Freedom

ANDREW’S LINKS: Defending Freedom

Comics Links

The ACLU has a new online comic to explain its mission: Defenders of Freedom. (I would have used a panel from one of their stories to illustrate this post but – irony of ironies – it’s left-click disabled, locked down tight by proprietary software. So, instead, you get the very first Google image for the search “defender of freedom,” because Andrew Wheeler is all about the random fun. It’s from this page, by the way.)

Mike Carey talks to Comic Book Resources.

CBR also interviews Action Philosophers! creator Fred Van Lente.

Wizard chats with Jim Shooter, once and future writer of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Occasional Superheroine, at the Baltimore Comic-Con, found the crowd incredibly conservative and unwilling to look at any materials outside the usual Punchy McSuper-Dude “mainstream.”

Kevin Jones of Culture Magazine has an essay on Craig Thompson’s graphic novel Blankets.

Comix Talk interviews Krishna Sadasivam, creator of the webcomic PC Weenies.

Bookslut interviews Journalista!’s Dirk Deppey.

Comic World News interviews Jason Thompson, author of Manga: The Complete Guide.

Comics Reviews

Augie De Blieck, Jr. (of Comic Book Resources) reviews Asterix in Spain.

Comic Book Bin reviews Jaime Hernandez’s Maggie the Mechanic.

Comics and More reviews two manga collections: MPD Psycho, Vol. 1 and To Terra, Vol. 2.

Newsarama lists its picks for the week.

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COMICS LINKS: Back To The Rack

COMICS LINKS: Back To The Rack

Labor Day’s over and it’s back to work or school. Here’s some cheap thrills to get you through the day. (Our illustration is a recent Clay Bennett editorial cartoon.)

Comics Links

The Daily Cross Hatch interviews Evan Dorkin (in the first of what may be many parts).

Eddie Campbell remembers zipatone.

Comic Book Resources talks to Paul Jenkins.

Just in case you missed it: Monday was, in the Comic Curmudgeon’s words, Fööberdämmerung.

Comic Addiction talks to Ben Templesmith.

Newsarama slashes summer. No, really. That’s what it says.

The Montreal Gazette reports that a Dragon Ball Z live-action movie will be filmed there over the next year. OK, is there any chance that this won’t suck? [via Newsarama]

Comics Reviews

Brian Cronin of Comics Should Be Good reviews the first issue of the new magazine about comics, Comics Foundry.

From The Savage Critics:

SF/Fantasy Links

SF Scope reports that the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have just suspended their ePiracy committee in the wake of SFWA Vice President Andrew Burt’s recent badly-handled complaints against the Internet text-sharing site Scridb. (The full SFWA motion is also available on their LJ community.)

Robert J. Sawyer thinks the process for the Canadian SF award the Prix Aurora is horribly messed up this year — but he has a suggestion to help fix it.

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COMICS LINKS: Inferior Five Edition

COMICS LINKS: Inferior Five Edition

Comics Links

Hipster Dad thinks that there should be an Inferior Five collection.

Comic Book Resources talks to Christos Gage.

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog presents more evidence that Bob Kanigher was a mad genius.

Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with Batman Annual #26.

Brian Cronin of CSBG reviews the unpublished graphic novel Division Shadow.

Living Between Wednesdaysweekly reviews start with Countdown to Adventure #1.

The Daily Cross Hatch interviews Peter Kuper about his new book Stop Forgetting to Remember.

Comics Reviews

Fantasy Book Critic reviews The Nightmare Factory, a graphic novel based on four stories from the collection of the same name by Thomas Ligotti.

Wizard reviews the covers of three recent comics.

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

Panels and Pixels has a manga review roundup.

The Daily Cross Hatch reviews the first collection of “Perry Bible Fellowship” strips by Nicholas Gurewitch, The Trial of Colonel Sweeto.

The Savage Critics reviews:

 

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COMICS LINKS: Felt Typewriters

COMICS LINKS: Felt Typewriters

Today, our illustration is of a felt replica of an Underwood typewriter, simply because dogged persistence in the pursuit of idiosyncratic ends should always be celebrated. That is really impressive.

 

Comics Links

Comic Book Resources has a Bizarro talk with Geoff Johns.

CBR also chatted with ComicMix‘s own Mike Baron, whose character The Badger will be returning soon from IDW. ("Lawyers? I hate lawyers!")

Comics Reporter runs down the reactions to the news that Berkley Breathed’s strip Opus has been dropped from a number of papers for two Sundays for religious intolerance and making the wrong kind of jokes.

Newsarama has another article in their ongoing series about stuff they love, “I (heart) comics.” Has anyone told them that the heart icon doesn’t come through in feeds – and not always on their page as well – so it looks like they’re saying “I slash team books?” And do they understand the significance of slash?

Comics Reviews

The Book Nerd reviews Linda Medley’s graphic novel Castle Waiting.

The Tri-City News loves itself some Scott Pilgrim.

Blogcritics reviews The Poison Diaries by Jane, Duchess of Northumberland & Colin Stimpson.

SF/Fantasy Links

Here’s an official report on the Chengdu International SF/Fantasy Conference, and here’s Neil Gaiman’s personal report.

Ellen Kushner has arrived in Japan for Worldcon.

And so has Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

(Further links, I hope, as more people arrive in Japan and start posting.)

SF Diplomat circles back to the subject of Fantasy (which he still hates). You know, I could read one or two romance novels, loathe them, and then create a huge, unwieldy critical apparatus too, but…I have better things to do with my time. (He gets hammered in the comments quite comprehensively on similar grounds.)

John Joseph Adams’s upcoming anthology Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse has a website.

Niall Harrison of Torque Control has some notes from an evening with William Gibson.

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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:

 

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COMICS LINKS: Play Ball!

COMICS LINKS: Play Ball!

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.

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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.

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F&SF Book Reviews

F&SF Book Reviews

The Agony Column reviews Ibrahim S. Amin’s The Monster Hunter’s Handbook.

Fantasybookspot reviews David Bilsborough’s first novel, the epic fantasy The Wanderer’s Tale.

Fantasybookspot also reviews Julie E. Czerneda’s Survival.

SFF World reviews The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks.

SciFi UK Review also covers the June issue of Hub magazine.

Strange Horizons reviews Scarlet Thomas’s The End of Mr. Y.

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SF&SF Book Reviews

SF&SF Book Reviews

Neth Space reviews Tobias S. Buckell’s first novel, the alien-planet adventure novel Crystal Rain.

The Agony Column reviews Paul McAuley’s Cowboy Angels.

Monsters & Critics reviews an anthology called Many Bloody Returns, though I can’t quite read who the editors are.

SciFi Weekly reviews Emma Bull’s new Wild West fantasy novel, Territory.

SFF World reviews Dave Duncan’s Mother of Lies, the second of two books in his current fantasy series.

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