“Hey, Arch, leave your comic book alone”: Hey, Andrew Heller, Archie Andrews doesn’t really make those comics himself.
“The late, great Dave Stevens drew comic book characters that rocketed right off the page”: Writing for the LA Times’ Hero Complex blog, Geoff Boucher appreciates the late Dave Stevens. It’s a piece occasioned by IDW’s release of Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artists’s Edition.
“Robert Downey Jr. confirms Iron Man 3″: Hey, just two more and RDJ will beat Tobey Maguire’s record!
“I told him repeatedly that it was a bad idea. I’ve never had an editor so dogged to chase a project”: That’s Berkeley Breathed on how IDW’s Bloom County reprint program came about, in this Q-and-A with Publishers Weekly.
“I want to see Aquaman respond to the environmental disaster of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. I want to see Daredevil try and track down the Times Square car bomber”: Johanna Draper Carlson offers an idea on how to make superhero comics interesting again for her—more ripped from the headline stories. In theory, that’s a great idea. But seeing how the Big Two superhero comics makers have done that sort of thing recently—think DC’s weird Decisions fantasy election thing, or Marvel’s painfully unfunny Spidey-meets-Obama back-up—I’m cool with them staying as far away from the headlines as possible. (By the way Marvel, if you wanna hear a Namor, The Sub-Mariner versus The Somali Pirates pitch, call me!)
You call that homoerotic?: Artist Nick Mullins has a neat drawing of some Masters of the Universe characters up at his blog under the post title “homoerotic he-man.” As a one-time Masters of the Universe expert, I don’t really see how his He-Man is any more homoerotic than plain old normal He-Man. The main difference between his drawing and the characters in their natural state seems to be that Stratos and Man-At-Arms aren’t wearing their body paint. (Via Tom Spurgeon)