“But for all its manifest, egregious, bottomless badness, this book has something to teach American publishers”: Noah Berlatsky wants to encourage American comics publishers to start making bad comics for the masses, rather than just making bad comics for Green Lantern and X-Men fans.
Neil Gaiman is magic: He must be. I can’t think of any other reason why I don’t feel like laughing at him, despite this LA Times blog post reporting on one of his readings, in which he tells a fan, “Trust your dreams, your heart and your story.” I literally can’t feel cynical about Neil Gaiman!
“My family came to me and said, ‘Maybe it’s time’”: Here’s a brief article on the current status of the late Johnny Hart’s strip B.C., centered on the fact that the current cartoonist, Hart’s grandson Mason Mastroianni, will now have his name added to the byline.
Maybe they should have just called the book World’s Finest: Because Superman/Batman #69 just sounds wrong to me.
I think I’m going to like this “Heroic Age” business: Yesterday Newsarama’s own Chris Arrant spoke with Jeff Parker and editor Bill Rosemann about Parker and artist Kev Walker’s upcoming run on Thunderbolts. The new line-up will include both Luke Cage, and Man-Thing, my favorite Marvel character who isn’t Namor! Parker also talked about the new Thunderbolts for an interview with Marvel.com. Please join me in saying a prayer that this will be a $2.99 book.
Wow, that makes two Shamus shows in my home state: Here’s Don MacPherson on Gareb Shamus’ ever-expanding slate of “comics” conventions, and here’s Heidi MacDonald’s location-scouting for future Shamus shows.
Sadly, not a Ben Grimm spin-off: “NEW ‘The Thing’ Movie Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton”