“It shouldn’t make people cringe when they look at it. Or question what sort of person I am for reading it”: Kevin Pasquino looks at a trio of DC’s Green Lantern comics covers, including that one which is just a head shot of Guy Gardener puking and weeping blood, and has lots and lots of questions about them. He has a very interesting point regarding the covers of Walking Dead, a series about cannibal corpses slaughtering and eating innocents, in comparison to DC’s comics about superhero space cops.
Out-of-context Mark Trail panels are the best out-of-context panels: That’s a fact that Thursday’s one-panel strip, which you can see reproduced and discussed at some length at The Comics Curmudgeon, makes abundantly clear. And because of daily continuity strips’ constant need to recap the events of the previous strip, it seems like that mean dude was either kicking that fawn very slowly, or repeatedly, since he’s still kicking it the next day.
Grid and bear it: Frank Santoro on the nine-panel grid in America comics.
“After the fatwa against Pokémon, I thought, ‘My God, what has happened to Islam?”: Wait, there was a fatwa against Pokémon? That’s Naif al-Mutawa talking about his creation, Muslim super-group The 99 with The Guardian, occasioned by his characters’ upcoming team-up with the Justice League. There’s also a sizable slideshow with images of the characters and a few preview pages from the team-up series.