I’ll have to take their word for it: I missed most of the 1970s and not being able to read for the part of the decade I was around for, I have nothing to add to Tom Spurgeon and friends’ “25 Emblematic Comics of The ’70s—A Lengthy First Draft,” beyond noting that I enjoyed reading it and found a lot of titles to add to my “To Read” list (I’ve only read about half of these books at this point).
If conventional wisdom holds that the Watchmen movie didn’t really work…: Why on earth would anyone want to try another movie based on deconstructing the comic book superhero genre using off-brand analogue of name-brand superhero characters? Only with a shorter-lived, less-popular title? I don’t know; The Authority movie discussed here in this bit of gossip is just gossip at this point, anyway.
Local boy makes good: Well, local man. Here’s a little feature from Brownsville, Texas’ The Herald about high school teacher Kevin Garcia, whom the paper reports is making a contribution to Namor: The First Mutant that “will be added at the end of the comic book series and will chronicle the life of Namor through the eyes of Namora, a female version of the Atlantean hero.” So….a back-up story? (Marvel.com’s solicitation doesn’t mention Garcia or a back-up, although online solicitation info is often less than complete). It’s sort of unclear. Also unclear? Why the paper ran a cover image of Dark Reign: The List—X-Men #1 with the story, instead of one of the covers from Namor: The First Mutant #1. There were at least three different covers to choose from and everything. (UPDATE: Garcia himself clarifies in the comments).
Hopefully as The Thing: “New ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Rumors Include Adrien Brody”
Actually, I’m not sure I should be: “Why You Should Be Concerned About Frank Miller’s Gucci Ad”
Here’s your regular reminder that Bully, The Little Stuffed Bull is awesome: The Internet’s most washing machine-safe comics blogger takes a look at Archie Comics’ not-always-so-timely attempts to stay on top of the latest youth trends. And man, it is an exhaustive list. Check it out here.