”’Buffy’ still ignites controversy…”: I’m a little late to this link, as the LA Times TV blogger wrote this piece about Buffy fans’ reaction to the character’s most-loathed ex-boyfriend getting his own one-shot a few days ago. I imagine the most hardcore Buffy fans among you have therefore already had a chance to read and digest this then, but for the rest of us I think it’s of some interest in that a mainstream media writer on a non-comics, non-books beat is still writing about the Buffy comic this late in its run. The thirty-sixth issue of the series just shipped this week, after all.
“Of all the big superhero franchises, none are quite so haunted by the specter of their creators as the Fantastic Four”: Writing for Techland, Douglas Wolk uses the upcoming FF storyline—the one being teased with that “3″ ad—as a springboard for discussing a perceived inflexibility in that title’s concept. It’s a rather interesting discussion. Marc-Oliver Frisch and Tom Spurgeon each throw their two cents in elsewhere (Actually, I think Frisch throws a whole quarter in).
Warning—Consuming raw Batman may increase the risk of food borne illness: “Gary Frank promises ‘raw’ Batman”
“There’s a whole new family of comic books revolving around their favorite, angry, claw-springing Canadian superhero”: That’s part of the lede of this USA Today interview with Wolverine writer Jason Aaron about his upcoming Wolvie’s Inferno style story, which seems to be picking up on Marvel putting together a Wolverine “family” of books as they have with the Hulk franchise in the last few years, but the rest of the article just focuses on Wolvie’s trip to hell.
Fumetti as show flyer?: This article from North Carolina’s Asheville Citizen-Times is very much a local story, and thus you might not get much out of it, but one thing I found interesting was that the band being featured has apparently been promoting shows by starring in online photos-and-dialogue bubble comics. They’re…not really very good comics or anything, but it’s a fun idea nonetheless. You can check ‘em out here.
Congratulations to Jim Woodring: Remember Jim Woodring’s quest to raise enough money to build a gigantic pen to make gigantic cartoons with? Well, he’s rasied the money. The next step? Building the pen. Here are the plans. (Via Flog)