“Dear Nancy…”: I liked Yow!, Drawn and Quarterly’s Free Comic Book Day offering featuring a grab bag of John Stanley stories form the John Stanley Library line, so much that after reading it I sort of wished it was a monthly comic book. I particularly enjoyed the letters page in the back, complete with the sorts of drawings little kids send in to the Johnny DC books all the time. So I’m glad to see that D&Q still gets fan mail from kids. (Also, how cool is that Nancy lapel pin C. Tyler’s sporting in the photo at the link? I don’t think having read Spider-Man or Conan comics gives Obama all that much nerd cred; maybe when he loses his American flag lapel pin for a Nancy lapel pin we’ll talk).
Jack Kirby drew especially awesome orangutans: Check out this gallery of Jack Kirby-drawn Fantastic Four foes on the Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures blog. (Via Comics Reporter)
“Some comics that have gone from my ‘Read’ pile to my ‘Read’ pile in the last couple of weeks”: Kumar Sivasubramanian reviews a couple of short stack s of comics here and here. I like review posts like this, where comics new and old are all covered together irrespective of publication date. (Also via Comics Reporter)
I also like it when Todd Klein reviews comics: Klein has a nice, conversational style and diplomatic way of pointing out comics’ possible shortcomings that reading his short posts about the comics he’s read seems a little like bumping into someone at a comic shop and asking them what they thought of this book or that. I always half-expect him to say tthat the lettering sucked though…and he never does.
Hey, me too!: Mike Sterling shares his very short shopping list for the week. While we have the same number of books on our shopping lists, only one of the titles overlaps.
Hey, where is Nicola Scott?!: As I mentioned yesterday, DC’s The Source blog has been devoting much of this week to the discussion of Wonder Woman, and yesterday they posted something from former Secret Six artist Nicola Scott, who drew Wondy for stories written by Gail Simone and Greg Rucka, and has contributed to Wonder Woman #600. This reminded me that Scott still hasn’t returned to Secret Six. And then I checked DC’s solicitations for comics shipping in July, August and September, and there was no Nicola Scott anywhere! What gives?! I can think of like one million DC Comics that could use Nicola Scott’s pencils ASAP. At least two of which are currently being written by Gail Simone! Well, hopefully DC has her hard at work on something big that hasn’t been announced yet, like a Catman/Deadshot yaoi title…