“You try to do evil things with cheese and I’ll show up!”: Marjorie Ingall of The Jewish Daily Forward writes a nice piece about four-year-old girl Maxine, who has just entered a superhero phase, an article that includes some cute little kid anecdotes and meditations on the Jewishness of superheroes. It’s written for the “civilian” crowd, but probably worth a read for those interested in the subject. I learned a thing or two—particularly about WordGirl from planet Lexicon, a superheroine I’d never heard of. I was initially attracted to the headline: “Bam! Pow! Whack!”
“Bam!” and “Pow!” you see in headlines all the time, but “Whack!”? That’s a new-ish one; I was expecting “Biff!”
Just add the word “penis”: Dick Hyacinth muses on super-men’s members in the Mighty Marvel manner! Um, there aren’t any pictures (thank God!), but maybe Not Safe For Work, depending on where you work.
Awww…: This San Francisco Chronicle story about artists Briana Miller and Thien Pham is pretty darling, and I like the term “artners.”
Very cool capes for very little people: Something tells me if I wore one of these, it would just look like I had a big on backwards
“Obama saved our sales”: Okay, I’m as sick of hearing about Spider-Man’s team-up with Obama as anyone else on earth, maybe a little more so since I consciously go out of my way looking for articles about comics to link to, but I kind of liked the lead of this article, in which it sounds like President Obama single-handedly saved this particular New Jersey comic store from The Great New Depression, by singlehandedly not somehow preventing Marvel Comics from printing a cover with his face on it. Next to a government bail out of the comic book industry, why, it’s the next best thing!
Eighth Batman movie not nominated for Best Picture either: I keep hearing the word “snub,” even “the shaft” and “robbed,” in relation to The Dark Knight only getting one measely Oscar nomination in the best supporting actor category, but is this really all that suprising? Everyone knows that movies with the holocaust in them are always more likely to be nominated for best picture than movies with the Bat-pod in them.