“All without Pattinson. Without Lautner. And without the ever-so-sad-looking Stewart”: Writing for Creative Loafing’s blog, Ryan Jent talks about the upcoming Twilight graphic novel adaptation, and notes a positive angle—it will be divorced from a great deal of the baggage that the movies and the novels’ ensuing Beatlemania-like popularity have grafted onto the simple story of (Vampire) Boy meets Girl. (Also: good headline)
So how did Obama’s State of the Union address go Wednesday night?: You could listen to what various cable news pundits, newspaper writers and bloggers thought, or you could check out Daryl Cagle’s Political Cartoonists Index.
Good news for Captain Marvel fans: Chip Kidd answers a “what else are you working on” type question at the end of this interview by mentioning a coffee table art book on “the golden age of Captain Marvel.” If it’s half as good as his collaboration with Art Spiegelman on Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits, it should be something to see.
“In certain creative hands, in certain dramatic situations, the pleas, insults and hauntings of the dead can be delicious fun, inventive, cruel, horrible and ingenious”: Writing for The Comics Journal, Rich Kreiner has great praise for the Black Lantern zombies as being a vast improvement over regular old zombies, on account of the Lantern versions being much, much scarier. Unfortunately, the scariest part about them—that they were actually our heroes’ loved ones, back from the dead—was undercut by the knowledge that they were actually just faked copies early on in the storyline. But Kreiner’s not writing about Blackest Night as a story or an event; he’s simply focusing on the great idea at the start of it.
As funny as the article is, the comment section is practically guaranteed to be even more (inadvertently) hilarious: To mark the occassion of the current volume of Green Lantern hitting its fiftieth issue this past week, Comics Alliance‘s Caleb Goellner and Chris Sims rate twenty-three Green Lanterns, from dimmest to brightest. Do note the placement of Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner on their list, and who tops the list as the best Green Lantern ever. There are only six comments as I type this, and already they’re fantastic. Why is it that the subject of Green Lanterns inflames the passions of comics fans on the Internet so?