“Did I mention I like Arlo and Janis too?”: Fantagraphics’ Eric Reynolds, Kim Thompson, Gary Groth and Jacob Covey debate the merits of Scott Adams’ Dilbert via emails with each other for some reason. It’s pretty great reading. I really had no idea that Dilbert was so incredibly controversial.
“Hey, Johnny Depp! Here Are Some Superheroes You Should Play”: This list-article offers five suggestions for superhero-ish roles Depp should take on. There are some…interesting suggestions. I can’t imagine any female I know would be very happy to have Depp play The Question however, as his beautiful face would be obscured for far too much of the film’s running time.
“Comic Book Girl ‘Nerd Panties’ Trend on Facebook—Is Your Daughter Next?”: I can’t figure out if this is real or fake. I assume from the huge gallery of girls wearing ‘nerd panties’ that follows the piece that it must be fake. Well, that and the Wertham era concern over Batman, expressed as if English was the writer’s second language: “As reviewed, Batman is the story of a middle-aged man who fancies forcing a boy to wear tight see-through stocking.” But I don’t know, there’s all kind of dumb, blatantly hypocritical stuff on the Internet. So, um, good job, guys? It’s close enough to the real thing that I wasn’t 100% sure if it was a parody or not.
“Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally”: So says DC’s Pamela Mullin at The Source today. The piece is a poem about death by Gaiman, illustrated and turned into a seven-page comic by Lee. You can purchase a digital version for 99 cents, with all profits benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. So, 100 words for 99 cents—that works out to a penny a word, with the 100th word free.