On Ollmann: Jeet Heer at Comics Comics and Jeet Heer at The National Post both discuss Joe Ollmann’s excellent Mid-Life. Say, what are the chances of two guys named Jeet Heer both writing about the same book on the same…Hey, wait a minute!
In which I bury the lede: The Comics Journal has an exclusive preview of Seth’s upcoming and hotly anticipated The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, which features a similar style and subject matter to his excellent Wimbledon Green. By the way, The Comics Journal‘s website has been completely redesigned. New site edtior Tim Hodler has an editorial here, and Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon has a lengthy Q-and-A with Hodler and his fellow site editor Dan Nadel here.
Avengers movie to film in Avengers comic writer Brian Michael Bendis’ hometown: Apparently. (Only 50 miles from where I am as I type this, if you have a small role for a 5’8, 34-year-old bald guy with bad posture and no acting experience, Joss Whedon!). Meanwhile, Cleveland’s Plain Dealer has a poll asking, “who is Cleveland’s ultimate villain?” Two of the five they suggest already have their own comics: Lebron James and The Torso Killer.
Does it count as a “reveal” if it’s simply a reiteration of old news?: “DC reveals future ‘Earth One’ plans”
“First look: Super-creators pair up for ‘The Infinite’”: I don’t have anything to say about the fact that Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld are teaming up for a comic book series, beyond noting that it’s odd to see it announced in USA Today. The Walking Dead show must have really raised Kirkman’s star, and Liefeld’s career over the last decade or so hasn’t done much to diminish his.
On the occasion of Will Eisner’s birthday: As Lan Pitts noted yesteray, Google used their doodle to honor Eisner this weekend. Ty Templeton, Johnny Bacardi, Michael Cavna and Politically Illustrated were among others who marked Eisner’s birthday.