It’s hard out there for a fan: Long-time comics blogger (and likely first person that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Doctor Strange fan”) Neilalien rounds up recent Strange appearances throughout the Marvel Universe, two of which are written by Brian Michael Bendis. Given the fact that Bendis writes some 25 books or so each month for Marvel, I wonder if he’s ever going to sit down at his computer with Neilalien on his mind and think, “You know what? I’m going to write a totally awesome Doctor Strange appearance, just for him!” His 11th blogiversary would have been a good occasion for such a gift.
Speaking of Bendis…: A blogger catches him conflating the two most famous locations in UFO lore, which are in reality two states away from one another. Although maybe it’s different in the Marvel Universe…?
“Only in the Comics”: At The Comics Journal, R.C. Harvey examines recent comic strips that tell jokes that could only be told in that particular medium.
“I would wonder about the motivations of those people who’d seek to discredit and disenfranchise our teachers…”: Cartoonist John Porcellino fondly remembers a teacher who helped him as a student, in light of the turmoil in Wisconsin and too many other states. Naturally he does so in comics form.
Slow news days are always good days to check in on the Nick and Norah of online comics criticism: Not that there’s ever a bad day to do so. At the Facutal Opinion, Nina Stone reviews the newest Garth Ennis comic, Jennifer Blood, while Tucker Stone tears into a new batch of super-comics, and then has Nina interview him about some of them.