INTERVIEW: "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Hunt Rebirth's Oracle
Those slightly heavy, slightly watery eyes are enough to make me realize that the drama between the two has not yet ended: he continues coming to this café every evening to see her, to open the old wound again, perhaps also to know who is walking her home this evening; and she comes to this café every evening perhaps deliberately to make him suffer, or perhaps hoping that the habit of suffering will become for him a habit like any other, that it will take on the flavor of the nothingness that has coated her mouth and her life for years. (Italo Calvino, from If on a winter’s night a traveler)
Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Quitely! Today’s page is from Flex Mentallo #1, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated June 1996. Enjoy!
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Much like a giant bucket of candy provided by a masked stranger, the following post is composed of delicious, empty calories, and will make you sick if you eat the whole thing. Onwards!
QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK: 1. What’s your favorite subgenre of horror? I’m a sucker for zombies, myself. 2. Has a comic ever scared you? (My answer… under the cut!)
Finally, it returns…! Beneath the fold, I discuss recent episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and survey this wretched hive of scum and villainy we call the comics internet.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK(S): What would EC Comics look like, feel like, read like today, if the company never closed its doors?
Here are links to all the Comics You Should Own essays I have written so far. Plus, I’ve added some explanation. Enjoy!
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I wrote this on a whim and a dare back in 2007, and just recently rediscovered it on my hard drive. I got a kick out of it, and it’s not like DC’s ever going to publish something like this (Dear DC: If you’re ever going to publish something like this, click on “Contact Us”), so I figured I’d share it with our readers. “Gamble a stamp! I can show you how to be a real man!” Without further adieu, here’s…
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