One great thing about watching dorky, ancient reruns of The Addams Family on some forgotten TV channel at 3am is the commercials. (Aside: I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that Morticia Addams was one of my earliest female role models.) Very few of these cheapo late night commercials are for anything very good, mostly for gadgets no one wants or needs. However, when I was decompressing from working too late and thoroughly enjoying The Addams Family in all it’s monochrome glory, I caught a commercial for the library and I suddenly realized that in over a year of living in LA I’d forgotten all about the incredible resource of the library.
I got sidetracked this week, so there’s not a lot here, but what’s here is fun to check out!
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Inside this episode! A review of Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel’s ALL NEW X-Men #1 and a review of Lil’ Gotham #2 by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs. We also talk about Digital Comics and last, but certainly not least, is an interview with Brian Wood and we talk all things X-Men #1!
Here are the breaks:
Review of X-Men #1 Review – 01:00
Review of Lil’ Gotham #2 Review & Digital Comics Discussion – 15:30
Interview with Brian Wood – 38:59
Misc. Comics Talk! – 107:07
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*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question! Advance reviews are always spoiler-free!
Now that comic books are being bought and sold in a digital format, read on websites and downloaded, why hasn’t there been a radical rethink of the user-interface? After 20 years of refining websites, online comics haven’t changed a bit. We are still looking basically a static image, clumsily scrolling down vertically oriented pages which were designed to be printed but are being read online. I remember doing this on the first websites I saw. Can it be that they were so perfect that they don’t require any revision in light of the changing technology and marketplace?
Below the fold: presents left under the tree, stocking stuffer stuff, aired grievances, and other secular, nondenominational metaphors for stuff I found on the comics internet.