Enjoy some Fourth of July leftovers: At the Hooded Utilitarian, Richard Cook has a swell survey of Captain America covers entitled “Punching Hitler Since 1941,” Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine presents a particularly awesome Uncle Sam story (check out the top two tiers on the twelfth page posted!) Diversions of The Groovy Kind presents a Steve Ditko Liberty Belle story (same name as the now DC-owned heroine, different heroine).
Are we still talking about Wonder Woman?: Yes, we’re still talking about Wonder Woman. DC’s Source blog offers up a round-up of links to media coverage, mostly from the outside-of-comics media (which is a pretty handy post if you wanted to take the temperature of the general public in regard to the change in costume), When Fangirls Attack has a second massive link round-up on the subject (scroll down to the “Wonder Woman is too Unpatriotic and Feminist!” section for the truly golden content) and, finally, Chicago Now has a slideshow story entitled “Comic Hero Makeovers,” but the wide focus is perhaps better defined as “characters,” since Kool-Aid Man, Dora the Explorer and Strawberry Shortcake are among those featured.
Are we still talking about Wilson?: Yes, we’re still talking about Wilson. Chances are you’ve already seen dozens of reviews of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson, a pretty greate work that deserves all the attention it’s been getting. Well, here’s a pretty big one: Sam Lipstyle reviews it for the New York Times’ Sunday Book Review. Wilson publisher Drawn and Quarterly’s Peggy Burns has more Wilson/Clowes links of note here.
One good reason to buy lots of Fantagraphics books and never say anything bad about them on the Internet: On a rather regular basis, Fanta staff are trained in the use of firearms. Photographic evidence of the most recent such exercise staff bonding/critic intimidating surfaced on the Internet over the weekend (Via Comics Reporter).
Johnny Ryan addresses the serious issue of how oil spills effect sea life: In typical Johnny Ryan fashion, of course. This particular installment of Blecky Yuckarella is safe for work though, so I guess it could have been much more harsh.
‘”Revolver’… on the other hand, unfurls at breakneck speed, with an unhinged, almost drunken vigor to the deliberately rough drawings”: The Chicago Tribune reviews Matt Kindt’s latest work, Revolver.