Enjoy happier times at the Kent farm as shown at right.
Clark may want something stronger to drink after this past week’s plot.
Though really what I’m holding back, it would not take a Brainiac to have seen it coming.
Follow me to after the jump.
Where we can talk in private or something like that.
It’s worth it, really.
I hear that new Knight Rider show really sucks. Hope that was not a big spoiler for anyone.
Seriously though, who among us reading the blog did not know Pa Kent was dead? But still that and SPX made for some fun quotes this week.
“As I explained earlier today, I don’t follow superhero comics closely enough to know when and when not to publish links to articles in big-name magazines that obviously got their information directly from the publisher.”
- Tom Spurgeon, a lucky bastard who is fortunate enough never to have to type the term “spoiler space”… and who announced Pa Kent’s death in the damn funny headline “Jonathan Kent Dies: Superman’s Father, Last Person On Earth Known As Pa” (and annoying some of his readership). But honestly, Tom’s headline was how I found out about the plot twist. And I’ve not had to seek grief counseling, so far at least.
“Guess they should have let Pa Kent drink that beer on the last cover, eh? He’ll never get a chance at another one…”
“The death of Pa Kent matters, and I know Geoff Johns didn’t kill off the character for frivolous reasons.”
- Timothy Callahan
“The countdown to the inevitable sexual assault on Ma Kent begins… now.”
- Dirk Deppey
“Bill Kartalopolous puts hella more thought into his panels than your average mid-level Big Two editor at a Wizard World show does — he’s also the master of using follow-ups to stick with fruitful lines of discussion — but I could stand for things to be a little more free-wheeling, particularly given that this generation of art-comics creators and aficionados is not exactly known for their outsize personalities.”
- Sean T. Collins appreciating to a certain extent the quality of Kartalopolous’ SPX panels
“It was during this third session that I discovered I am not sophisticated. Seriously, there is only so much you can say about how he pioneered the line.”
- Rachel Arnold Sager on attending an SPX session about Hergé
“What was amazing wandering around were the number of self-published people with bound trade paperbacks to sell. It’s a good indicator of where I think the comic market is headed.”
- Ed Sizemore
“I did my best to snag a particular demographic walking around: the comics fan who generally cannot help but look at a pair of white comics long-boxes perched on a corner table.”
- Frank Santoro
“And yeah, it did feel busier. While I was originally a bit sour on the move to just the weekend, I gotta admit it was nice to have the Saturday get busy all of a sudden.”
- Chris Pitzer
“Don’t make a minicomic with a giant oval on the front which you MUST draw on for each copy. This slowed me down like crazy, as I had to stop and sketch on every single one. Not to mention that, sans sketch, it’s a pretty dull cover, which means that people aren’t really likely to pick the book up and discover the more interesting interior. Plus if you sell some to a store, you have to draw on ALL of them, which is also hard.”
- Dustin Harbin with a good piece of advice
“I think Hope [Larson] and I felt a little jaded going in to SPX this year, but after a couple hours on the floor, the energy there made us remember why we started doing these things in the first place.”
- Bryan Lee O’Malley