Sorry for the delay! As you know, it’s President’s Day here in the U.S., and I’ve spent the morning worshiping the golden idols of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln I’ve erected in my backyard and, well, you know how it is…by the time you’ve got the bald eagle tied to the altar and ready to sacrifice, the morning’s half over. Anyway, some comics-related links for your perusal…
“There is DC Comics History, and then there is DC Comics History as I Personally Experienced It”: Writing for Comics Bulletin, Jim Kingman discusses his experiences trying to follow DC’s fantasy and adventure comics in the 1970s, and some of the distribution difficulties of the time as he experienced them.
No, no he shouldn’t: “Should Christopher Nolan radically reinvent Superman?”
Because they did so well with From Hell…?: “Live Action Akira From The Hughes Brothers”
Gender Bending Superheroes & Fashion Outlaws: LA Weekly has a neat photo slide show covering a “Crusaders & Haters” party. Kinda like photo sets from comics conventions, only not really.
More like Creative Loathing: Ha ha ha! Writing for Creative Loafing, Carlton Hargo runs down some more of the comic books he hates.
Simon Jones on Christohper Handley: My colleague David posted the news of the Christopher Handley’s sentencing last week, Jones had a brief but insightful response (which may also be a little on the NSFW side, depending on where you work). Since the Handley case dealt with drawn images rather than photographic ones, it was already very different from most child pornography cases, in that no children were harmed in its creation. Jones points out that if “the loli porn inducement theory holds any water, how could he have been a model citizen in all those 17 years, never acting out his ‘obsession’ with young girls?” In other words, it seems that not only was no one hurt in the creation of the images, and no one hurt by Handley looking at the images…well, except for Handley, whose been made to suffer.
“A brief mediatation on erotic comics”: The San Francisco Bay Guardian has a few paragraphs about the The Kinky Comic Carnival, which included the very well-dressed Ted Naifeh and Serena Valentino and plenty of others. The article’s labled “slightly NSFW,” but it seems okay to me (Of course, I’m working at home).