You know someone’s a great writer when even their quotes in newspaper articles are a pleasure to read: The Los Angeles Times profiles Neil Gaiman, the work he’s still most famous for and his Hollywood experiences thus far.
Africa’s 2008 in just ten political cartoons: Well, an abbreviated version anyway. That continent’s a pretty big place, after all.
Two great tastes that kick-ass together: Gahan Wilson illustrates the poems of Edgar Allan Poe for Papercutz’s Classics Illustrated.
What he said: Tim O’Neil of When Will The Hurting Stop tackles some recent comics, laying into Ultimatum and the “Batman R.I.P.” tie-ins:
Right now, as good as some may argue individual titles to be, the company itself is pushing the DC Universe as the major selling point for DC Universe comic books. The DC Universe is a disjointed, uneven mess, and if they can’t even make up their minds that Detective Comics and Robin occur on the same planet, why should any potential customer believe them when they say that it’s all “counting” towards something?
I’ll second that.
My favorite headline of the week: “At 70, Superman has changed through the years”
This is the first time I’ve seen X-Force on a best-of list: Carlton Hargro of Creative Loafing offers his top five comics from 2008, and they’re all superhero comics from either DC or Marvel. In Hargro’s defense, no one in Bottomless Belly Button ever cut loose and chopped deserving bad guys into tiny pieces.