You know what we’re here for. We don’t need that intro anymore. Lets do it to it.
Scipio is back, sort of.
Plok talks about comic book fatigue and finding what he’s looking for elsewhere.
There are lots of places, lots and lots and lots of places, for me to get my fix of the “new” brand of realistic superheroes, just like there’s lots and lots of places Ed can go to hear three-chord electric guitar and lovelorn lyrics. I can, for example, read Miracleman. Miracleman really hits that stuff out of the park. And, oh, any of Alan’s superhero work, you know? It’s all really excellent, and it really takes advantage of its difference from the stuff it’s riffing on. Me, I’m happy they didn’t let him use the Charlton characters for Watchmen, and I’m happy Twilight Of The Superheroes didn’t happen (although it would’ve spared me Kingdom Come, and probably Infinite Crisis too)…because I think the Moorean kind of superhero works better when it’s at a remove from its primary sources: that’s the blues I like. Not that Alan is even the only game in town, as fantastic as he is: if I want to read a specifically Marvel-flavoured realistic superhero remix, even if I want to read a specifically Captain America-flavoured remix, then I can read Astro City, can’t I?
Since we’re on the whole event fatigue subject, here’s what Civil War would look like in the DCU courtesy of Title Undetermined.
“My name is Tim Drake and I’ve been Robin since I was thirteen years old.”
Mike Sterling wins for the best Captain America #25 commentary.
Things I Love:
I love when Tomer Hanuka shows us his illustration process.
I love that the Savage Critic now updates every day.
I love when NeilAlien posts reviews.
and I love Volstagg.
Mr. Roden has been diagnosed with colon cancer – a pretty nasty cancer as cancers go. It’s one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the US. Early detection certainly helps the prognosis for survival, but we do a pretty crappy job overall in colorectal (CRC) screening. Unfortunately, Mr. Roden has already been diagnosed with colon cancer and treatment, unlike prevention, is very costly. He’s probably facing radiation treatment, surgery, or chemotherapy. None of these treatments are any fun. They each carry their own risks and side effects and costs. Mr. Rosen is going to need some help.
The good folks in the small press community want to do something to help him out. There’s a benefit through March 31st and they are planning some raffles at S.P.A.C.E..
If you’d like to contribute something, either comics, prints, T-shirts, original art, etc., please let Matt Dimbicki know at email@example.com.
The SIZE MATTERS office will be contributing over 200 mini-comics to the raffle. A good portion of these minis are mini-comics sent in to the SIZE MATTERS offices over the last two years, so each of you that have sent minis for review will be contributing in a way.
The Roar of Comics has some questions for you.
Has Fin Fang Foom ever fought Galactus? If not, why not?
I want to read about a Batman with Shark-Repellant too.
But I want to know that deep down inside. Behind all the genius and brooding angst, the drive and the scariness, there is a man who took the time to invent Shark-Repellant. But not to figure out a decent name for it.
Speaking of the Batfolk. I didn’t know Catwoman had a different origin.
An injury to the cauda equina can cause paraplegia, loss of sensation to the legs, as well as difficulties with bathroom and sexual functioning.
And last but not least:
Kevin reviews one of the most enjoyable Marvel books I read this year, Annihilation Book 1.