Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
With Julie safely at a nice new job and our finances slowly recovering, I am finally in a place where I can buy comics again. So I decided to revisit the pull list, catch up with the books that were piling up, and so on.
There’s just one problem. Continue Reading »
Julie was still asleep when inspiration hit me on Sunday morning. So I went into our bedroom and sat on the foot of the bed and said, “I have one word for you.”
She stirred and said “Mmmmfraw,” which after over a decade of marriage I knew meant Huh? What time is it? What word? What are you on about now? Continue Reading »
I know that at the moment the comics blogosphere is all about Iceman, but there were a couple of OTHER books that came out this week. One of them that was sent to me for review is very cool, but unlikely to be on most fans’ radar… so I thought I would call your attention to it. Continue Reading »
The usual bits and pieces. Mostly just cool links and things. Continue Reading »
So here’s the deal… Continue Reading »
We are hip-deep in the madness that is the Emerald City Comic-Con, so I wasn’t really able to do much in the way of a column this week.
HOWEVER! I can share a sneak peek at a really cool new project of mine, since my publisher finally lifted the embargo on telling folks about it. Continue Reading »
This is just another one of those things that arrive in my In Box once in a while. It amuses me to take these earnest market-survey questionnaires about books and reading that I get sent every so often and apply them to comics.
This one is something that showed up at school, clearly aimed at students who are reluctant readers, but I decided to answer it myself anyway, just for the hell of it. Continue Reading »
As the comics internet collectively sharpens its metaphorical knives on the new DC superhero redesigns released this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to point out a recent effort from that company that, to my surprise, actually turned out remarkably well. In fact, it was a hit with both me AND my middle-school Cartooning class. Continue Reading »
I wasn’t going to write about this. I really wasn’t. It seemed crass.
But then Brian wrote about it so I thought I’d at least explain what was going on. Apart from that, I’ve done a number of columns documenting when comics fans behaved badly, so I feel obligated to make sure you people hear about it when comics fans do something magnificent. Continue Reading »
My first indication that this was going to be a thing was when a co-worker came up to me on Friday and said, “I’m so sorry.” Continue Reading »
This-n-that. Some amusing links, some interesting books, and of course comics. Continue Reading »
Been really, REALLY busy this whole week, which is why this is going up considerably later than usual. But there were bits and pieces of sort-of-comics-related things going on throughout, with both my students and me, and I’ll tell you about those. Book signings, new publications, all kinds of things. Continue Reading »
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