Ward Sutton on Bat-porn: The longtime alt-weekly fixture, best known for his Schlock ‘n’ Roll/Sutton Impact strip, kinda sorta reviews the Batman XXX porn parody that certain elements of the comics blogosphere have been very excited about. He does so in the form of a slideshow comic strip, in which various Batmen gather in a meeting to discuss it. As you can see from the detail above, Sutton was quite thorough in finding Batmen to include (And he deserves one million bonus points for the Infantino/Giella Batman from the cover of Batman #183 in a panel gesturing at a television).
Shocking news!: OC Weekly writer Joe Vince devotes some time and attention to Bluewater’s recent Lady Gaga bio-comic and discovers it’s not very good. He describes it as “a wildly unhinged cautionary tale that reads like a cross between Grant Morrison’s Invisibles and the Gaga-themed episdoe of Glee” which sure sounds like it has the makings for an awesome comic book, but he does present plenty of examples to support his contention that it is, in fact, terrible. I haven’t read it myself, but Vince seems to agree with Comics Alliance’s Chris Sims that it was a terrible, if extremely surreal, biography. Did any of you guys read the comic? What’s the verdict?
USA Today covers The Green Hornet…:…in the auto section? Well, it’s a post about GH and Kato’s ride, so I guess that’s appropriate.
Jillian Tamaki visits Riverdale: Check out the Skim author’s short, sketchy strip. You know, the other day I mentioned my sincere desire that IDW do a Bizarro Comics/Strange Tales-style indie-artists-do-mainstream-properties project at some point. This makes me think how cool an Archie one might be too. Maybe every publisher should do a Bizarro Comics/Strange Tales-style indie-artists-do-mainstream-properties project at some point… (Via The Beat)
So, which publisher has cornered the market on “disaffected 19-year-old kids who hang out at the record store?”: Frank Santoro says Image, thanks to King City, Orc Stain and Bulletproof Coffin. I would have guessed Oni, as that’s who the disaffected 19-year-old kids who hang out at the record store were most into back when I was closer to 19, more disaffected and more likely to be in a record store. Speakng of Oni, in the same post Santoro shares a charming Marvel vs. DC vs. Scott Pilgrim anecdote.