Mainstream media outlet avoids reference to 40-year-old Batman TV show in headline: The Wall Street Journal on David B.’s new Nocturnal Conspiracies
AdHouse ’09: The publisher of many fine comic books has announced some of its plans for next year, and they’re pretty damn exiciting. There’s a new Ronnie del Carmen book entitled And There You Are, Mike “Freddie & Me” Dawson’s Project: Superior alum Ace-Face: The Mod With the Metal Arms getting his own book, there’s another Process Recess James Jean collection, a trade collection of Fred Chao’s winning series comic book series Johnny Hiro, Joshua “Skyscrapers of the Midwest” Cotter‘s new work Driven by Lemons and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Well, more than the tip; maybe half of the iceberg. But regardless, AdHouse is looking ot have a pretty great 2009.
Tomorrow’s cartoonists…today!: This week’s Tales of the TMNT #53 features a trio of stories, the middle of which is an 18-pager produced by a quartet of students from Jame’s Strum’s Center For Cartoon Studies. And it ain’t half bad; the story’s maybe a little inside baseball for non-Turtles fans, but it’s well written and very well drawn. (I wish more Big Two super-comics looked and read as good as the students’ “Mortal Shell” does).
So, has Justice League of America gotten any more readable lately?: Don MacPherson gave last week’s issue, in which the Milestone characters join the DCU, a four out of ten at Eye On Comics, and reposted a few panels of Black Canary asserting her authority as chairperson of the League by…sternly giving a lapdance to an empty chair…?
The Factual Opinion’s Nina Stone had some difficulties making sense of the issue for her latest “Virgin Read” review, on account of the fact that pencil artist Ed Benes has only two (2) different character designs in his repertoire: Male and female. And then there’s that name The Shadow Cabinet:
The “Shadow Cabinet?” Is that supposed to sound cool? Or bad ass? I mean, it sounded cool when I put it on my bridal registry at Crate & Barrel to match my “Nuit” dish set. Oh wait. That wasn’t cool at all. Because it was a special cabinet to put my new china serving plate in. Because that’s what they call that, that special cabinet for china. They call it a “Shadow Cabinet.”
That’s the best, most menacing team name that ya’ll could come up with? I think we could do better, don’t you? (I invite you to. Please!)
I just can’t get over it. Under it, around it, through it. It’s where I put…look, okay. That’s what I’m thinking about. Read on, sure, I won’t mention it again. It’s a place to put china. There, last time. Let me back up and point, and laugh, at some other things.
Well, at least it’s still a fun comic to read other people’s reactions to…
Kevin Church has been reading Alan Moore’s mail: And I like what he sees.
Batman teaches Chris Sims the true meaning of Christmas: Spoiler alert! It involves punching.