The 2010 Glyph Awards winners announced: The Glyph Awards, designed to recognize the best comics “by, for, and about people of color,” were announced this past weekend at the East Coast Black Age of Comics convention in Philadelphia this weekend. Congratulations to all the winners.
Wow, Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern costume looks terrible: MTV’s Splash Page has another leaked image from the set of the upcoming Green Lantern movie, including one of Ryan Reynolds in costume as Green Lantern. What’s that? It’s a motion capture suit and they’ll add the GL uniform in later? Oh, never mind then.
Vertigo sure has some nice-looking covers coming up: The publisher’s Graphic Content blog has a gallery full of upcoming covers. Take a look.
Yeesh, and I thought the killing of you-know-who was the worst part of that Titans comics: David Brothers highlights the introduction of a new character in the Titans: Villains For Hire special. Did actual grown-ups actually make that comic? Speaking of Brothers, he takes issue with Ryan Mullenix’s list of bad things that have happened to non-white American characters in DC Comics in this post, while Kalinara points out the thing that seemed most off about the list to me—it stretches allllllll the way back to the death of Vibe in looking for examples. You can’t really make the point that DC is being inadvertently (or even advertently, I guess) racist in killing off/retiring/otherwise doing negative things to characters who aren’t white over the course of an entire generation…especially if that generation is the very one in which non-white characters started appearing in DC comics as featured characters.
I take it Jude Law played Sexy Watson?: Kate Beaton cracks the case of the Watsons in a sequel to her earlier Sherlock Holmes/multiple Watsons strip. I hope no one minds me linking to pretty much every new strip Beaton draws but man, they are all worth pointing out!
“Funeral porn is a tough gig”: This is somebody who irritated absolutely every single person who ever laid eyes on him. He was a ringer, a plot device, a bad ideaAfter far too long away, Tucker Stone is back to say terribly mean things about just-released superhero comics. The above quote is from his review of The Sentry: Fallen Sun, in which he notes that nobody, not a single reader in all of comics, liked The Sentry at all, making an entire issue devoted to bidding the character farewell a difficult proposition. You know, I’m not sure I can argue with that. I know a lot of people like The Golden Age of The Sentry (I know I did! Although it was basically a Superman comic), and I’ve heard some folks say the original miniseries wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who like the character himself. And every character is someone’s favorite (Except for all these guys).