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Sunday Continental Breakfast: 2/13/11

Your regularly-scheduled Brunch has been sent to Aunt Mabel’s farm for a while, whilst other projects take shape. That said, here’s a few neat links anyway…

ITEM! Matt Seneca casts an eye upon Grant Morrison’s aborted Wildstorm revamp, with looks at Wildcats #1 (with Jim Lee!)…

How would “adult superheroes” behave? They’d FUCK! And they’d do it bathed in the intensity of four-color printing at the very bleeding edge of its capabilities, Alex Sinclair pouring ketamine hues over the spiky forms of weird Jim Lee contour drawings. Two things: “adult” and “superheroes”, and two more that match up with them in the simplest and most direct of ways: “hot sex” and “bright color”. The rest of this comic is just the justification. This is the meat, the real thing that hasn’t been done before or since, the pervy adolescent wish fulfillment aspect of hero comics finally grown up enough to have a real sexuality and not be ashamed of it either, to put the point of it on the page with the same lunatic joy that undercuts the best bangin’ fight scenes and far-out conceptualizing of the genre’s acknowledged classics.

…and Authority #1-2 (with Gene Ha!):

Like I said, this isn’t just mediocrity — it’s aggressive mediocrity, visual art by a couple of talented artists working at evoking something. That something, of course, is the “real world” the comic’s titular characters are set to collide with. … It’s an evocation of that most inescapably familiar of human feelings: boredom. Morrison’s script, while it never quite reaches the same painstakingly pedestrian quality of Ha and Lyon’s beautiful blurs, is attuned to the same general principle. It’s dialogue only for this comic, no WildCats bombastic narration or Dada captioning. And what dialogue! I’ll flip to a random panel… it says “Tell me about it.” The next one… and it’s “Come on.” This coming from a man whose bigger-ticket superhero endeavors in 2006 included “I’ve dedicated my existence to explaining the unified field in the form of a perfect haiku,” and “I’ll see to it that your lovely wife is devoured alive by cannibal gourmets.”

UPDATE UPDATE ME ME ME DEPT: How about that, I ended up writing a response to this! Elsewhere.

ITEM! Bleeding Cool reveals this Fall’s Halloween lady fashion. Sexy Thor-ette? I, uh… I… I’m not sure how I feel about this.

ITEM! Chris Eckert provides a tour of Ronald Reagan’s many comic book appearances, though he leaves out the time Reagan turned into a snake and fought Captain America.

ITEM! Luke Pearson writes and draws an utterly fantastic, Chris-Ware-ian comic short, “Some People”. Here’s a short sample:


And with that, the Sunday Brunch goes on hiatus. If all goes according to plan, however, I will continue making your Sundays a little less boring by whipping up some actual content, as opposed to borrowing it from others.

5 Comments

Aww, please don’t leave us with only a snack!

That’s what I hate about continental breakfasts, it’s better than nothing but still leavings you wanting that sausage and bacon.

Won’t give you a hard time about it though – I certainly understand the ongoing battle between available time vs. responsibilities, and hope whatever projects you’re dedicating this time to come to fruition. I do miss me some Sunday Brunch though, and look forward to it’s eventual return some day.

Thanks for checking in on us these many Sunday mornings. We’ll miss ya!

I will miss this feature a lot. Best of luck with whatever you are cooking up Bill.

NO! I like having someone else tell me what to look at, it’s like Fox News with (slightly) less overt racism!

Guys, it sounds like Bill is going to come with something more gooder than the Brunch, so let’s not be too sad.

So YAY for original content!

I assume that the Reagan appearance from Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown HAS to be on that list. I would NOT want to wake up to that, lemme tell you.

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