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Spider-Man Linkblogging!

How has the comic blogoverse dealt with the release of Spider-Man 3?

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Tom Brevoort on the Death of Captain America

Tom Brevoort is an Executive Editor at Marvel Comics. He edits a number of titles, including Civil War, New Avengers and, of course, Captain America. He has an excellent blog at Marvel.com that you can find here. His guest spot discusses the reactions to the death of Captain America in Captain America #25. Enjoy!

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It’s an interesting time. Continue Reading »

Dick Hyacinth on “Ten Reasons Why American Children Should Not Be Allowed to Read Comics”

Dick Hyacinth’s blog, Dick Hates Your Blog, is, according to Hyacinth, “Everything you hate about comics-related internet content, filtered, magnified and supplemented for your convenience.” In other words, it’s Graeme McMillan’s Fanboy Rampage done for comic book blogs. I think it is a lot of fun. For his guest spot, Dick is sharing with us “Ten Reasons Why American Children Should Not Be Allowed to Read Comics.”

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Alex Cox on the Timelessness of Popeye

Alex Cox, owner of Rocketship, stops by with a piece about Thimble Theater.

I was recently asked if THIMBLE THEATER holds up today, or if it’s mostly just considered important for the sake of history.

Well, Thimble Theater is (and has always been) a perfect mix of romance, adventure, slapstick, and character comedy. Does it hold up today? Continue Reading »

Exploring Storytelling Engines with John Seavey

Starting in December, John Seavey has been doing a very interesting series at his blog, Fraggmented, called Storytelling Engines, where he examines the storytelling ideas that make up various comic book heroes. Read on to read John’s description of the concept, as well as links to the installments he has done so far (Superman, the Defenders, Elongated Man, Spider-Woman and Man-Thing – I think that will give you an idea of the eclectic nature of the features).

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Double Articulation

When I first began to have guest bits from other comic blogs, to show you some of the neat comic blogs out there, Jim Roeg’s Double Articulation was one of my very first choices. Double Articulation is one of the most literate comic blogs out there, and it’s always a pleasure to read.

Jim’s guest bit today is titled “On Escapism: Tales of the DC Decade (Part 1).” It is a personal reflection by Jim on being in junior high when DC announced its hardcover/softcover plan for The New Teen Titans and Legion in 1984. It is quite good. Please be sure to make use of the links Jim provides at the end of the piece to some of the best previous installments of Double Articulation.

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Simon and Kirby

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

Today’s entry comes from Harry Mendryk, who runs the Simon and Kirby blog, an invaluable museum-style look at the work of Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, their work together and the artists that worked for them.

Harry’s guest entry is titled “Simon and Kirby Meet the Shield”

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Fast Food and Sitcoms

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

Today’s entry comes from John Lewis, who has a blog called Fast Food and Sitcoms, which really doesn’t sound like much of a comic book blog (as it wasn’t always about comics), but for the past couple of weeks (and he intends to keep doing it daily), John has been doing humorous summaries/reviews of, in his words, “crap comics” that he had in his collection. His summaries amused me, so I figured it may amuse some of you folks, too.

Here is John’s take on Superman: The Wedding Album.

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Metamorphostuff

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

Today’s entry comes from Ryan Day, who has a nifty blog called Metamorphostuff, that is a basic pop culture blog, with a heavy bent on comic book discussion.

Ryan’s guest entry is an in-depth discussion of John Ostrander’s run on Firestorm.

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Brandon Hanvey

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

Today’s entry comes from Brandon Hanvey, who has TWO blogs, one (The Geek Out) for basically talk about his own comic work (The Stereos and Entanglement)) and another (indiesnob) to talk about independent comics.

Brandon’s guest entry can basically be summed up by “Indie Comics Should Be Good.”

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Eye on Comics

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

Today’s entry comes from Don MacPherson, formerly of The Fourth Rail, who has just recently started up a NEW Comic Book criticism site of his own called Eye on Comics.

Here’s a glimpse of what kind of reviews you can expect to see at Eye on Comics, as Don reviews Astonishing X-Men #17 for us.

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Webcomics are from Uranus

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit. Today’s entry comes from Meaghan Quinn, of Webcomics are from Uranus, a blog about, what else, but webcomics!

However, beyond just webcomics, Meaghan writes quite well about comic writing period, like examining why exactly it funny when women beat up men in comics or demonstrating how not to write stereotypes. It’s insightful stuff.

Today, she provides us a review of a webcomic. The review is titled “Girls Get Robots.”

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Fanboy Productions

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit. Today’s entry is a bit different, in that it is not really a comic BLOG, but rather, a comic book website, but, hey, I say close enough! Today’s guest is Sean Whitmore, who has this wickedly funny comic book parody site called Fanboy Productions.

For a glimpse of Sean’s particular brand of humor, Sean is providing us with his take on what a day in the life of Joe Quesada must be like, as Joe calls and checks in with some notable comic book creators.

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Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Comic Pants

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit. Today’s entry comes from Randy Lander, formerly of The Fourth Rail, who has just recently started up a NEW Comic Book Review blog with Dave Farabee, David Martindale and Nick Budd called Comic Pants.

Here’s a glimpse of what kind of reviews you can expect to see at Comic Pants, as Randy reviews Shadowpact #4 for us.

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BONUS Comic Blogs Should Be Good – Random Panels

There are a lot of cool comic book blogs out there (see our sidebar for a list of a bunch of them), but I guess it is hard to pick which ones you think you’d like to read. So each week, I will feature a guest entry by a really cool comic blogger, and you all can then check out that comic blog after you see how cool they are from their guest bit.

This week, though, we have a second, BONUS entry! This one is short, so I thought it’d be cooler to include along with RAB’s fine entry than to use it next week. Today’s entry comes from Brandon Bragg, of Random Panels, the only comic blog that I know whose title is incorrect, as Brandon doesn’t actually just show random panels. However, what he DOES do is take a fun look at comics via the use of panels from the comic themselves. I know our very own 3 the Rabbit made good use of Brandon’s site in the past. It’s a really fun place to stop by, and Brandon occasionally does longer essays – those are neat, too.

For his guest entry, Brandon is sharing with us his idea of, in his words, “What if Bob Kane and Frank Miller had collaborated on a project?”

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