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.
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.