Blank Slate’s upcoming slate: Down The Tubes shares the British publisher’s plans for the near future, which include a lot of neato stuff, like that Nelson collaborative graphic novel thing with the beautiful cover. Elsewhere on the site, cameos by several Scottish comics creators who aren’t Grant Morrison are revealed in a panel from All-Star Superman.
Some state politician vs. Neil Gaiman: At The Beat, Heidi MacDonald follows the goofy objections that Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean has to Gaiman receiving $45,000 speaking fee to speak at a library that hired him to speak there (It began with Dean saying he hates Gaiman and calling him “a pencil-necked little weasel” and claiming that he practically stole the money. The various volleys and reactions have been about as sad and occasionally amusing as one might expect in such a situation.
“Who Is The Mighty Thor, And Why Should Anyone Care?”: At his blog Too Busy Thinking About My Comics, Colin Smith looks at the first issue of The Mighty Thor, the Marvel comic that seems specifically positioned to appeal to new readers interested in the movie. He finds it wanting. (Those Langridge/Samnee Thor: The Mighty Avenger trades seem like they oughta do the trick though, matching the tone of the film’s Thor/Natalie Portman relationship).
Superman vs. Spider-Man….Sorta: Ty Templeton presents a Mother’s Day cartoon, one which is a good illustration of my personal belief that Krypto the Super-Dog is the scariest character in comics. Speaking of the oft-linked to Templeton, it’s his birthday today—Happy birthday, Ty Templeton!)
They were the best of bin Laden cartoons, they were the worst of bin Laden cartoons: Michael Cavna and Slate collect the best cartoons reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden (I think Slate‘s “best” usually just means “a bunch”), while Matt Bors looks at the worst.
“Is this the way to make Wonder Woman work on the big screen?”: This Interestant post compares a potential Wonder Woman to the actual Thor movie, in that both feature mythological superheroes. I found it interesting because it was my thinking that the upcoming Captain America movie was the most natural parallel to a potential Wonder Woman movie, given that it features a star-spangled superhero fighting Nazis in World War II.
Now that’s an original superpower: Manta-Man is a man who can turn into a flying manta ray.
“Kat Dennings Gets Her Comic Book Movie Wish, Sans Workouts”: Thor might have been Dennings’ first comic book superhero movie, but it’s not her first superhero movie.
Congratulations: To the Doug Wright Awards winners, Aaron and Kempo and the folks who made the Thor movie (Can you believe that the possibility of a Warriors Three spin-off movie even exists? Truly, we live in an age of wonders).
Thor vs. Green Lantern, the Hi, I’m a Marvel… edition: JustSomeRandomGuy does it again.