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Is any actor listed in the Gen 13 Casting Call under the age of twenty-seven? What topic has been banned in Batman’s writers’ conferences? Can Greg Capullo teach you how to draw? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
I’ve been meaning to review these for quite some time, so I better get on it, oughtn’t I?
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Howard Chaykin pays Chris Claremont what might be the greatest backhanded compliment of all time, Preacher quietly debuts, and Wizard runs what could be the best piece in the history of the magazine (honest). All in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Alex Ross welcomes you to Wizard #42 with the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe…plus, Dark Horse Star Wars comics are still in canon, Marvel purchases Malibu, Keith Giffen reveals which of his creations he hates, and one of the magazine’s worst features finally says goodbye. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
It’s true: Marvel’s X-titles have been cancelled. Also, Rob Liefeld debuts Maximum Press, Frank Miller and Neil Gaiman are interviewed, and one lucky fan wins dinner with a guy in an X-O Manowar suit. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics! Continue Reading »
What insane marketing hook did Marvel initially use for the Age of Apocalypse? How did the average Person on the Street react to Wizard’s Bad Girls survey? Why would anyone ask John Byrne about his breakfast? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Youngblood receives its first rebranding, Event Comics is still preparing to take over the comics industry, and Brute & Babe escape the pages of Wizard and star in their own comic. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Can Wizard do a promo piece on the Spider-Clone storyline while keeping a straight face? Will Event Comics change comics forever? Can Zero Hour keep DC’s continuity straight for at least five years? Find out in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
Wizard celebrates women with another Jim Balent cover, TSR resolves the X-Men vs. Iron Man debate, and an anonymous Wizard copywriter makes J. Scott Campbell very angry. All in today’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!
It was that Citizen Kane represented, more than any other movie Joe had ever seen, the total blending of narration and image that was – didn’t Sammy see it? – the fundamental principle of comic book storytelling, and the irreducible nut of their partnership. Without the witty, potent dialogue and the puzzling shape of the story, the movie would have been merely an American version of the kind of brooding, shadow-filled Ufa-style expressionist stuff that Joe had grown up watching in Prague. Without the brooding shadows and bold adventurings of the camera, without the theatrical lighting and queasy angles, it would have been merely a clever movie about a rich bastard. It was more, much more, than any movie really needed to be. In this one crucial regard – its inextricable braiding of image and narrative – Citizen Kane was like a comic book. (Michael Chabon, from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)
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Can Wizard top its Camaro giveaway contest? Will Jim Balent’s Catwoman corrupt the nation’s youth? Also, which industry powerhouse was writing Wizard sidebar pieces in 1994?
When we were driving out of the town I said, “I hate the corpses of empires, they stink as nothing else. They stink so badly that I cannot believe that even in life they were healthy.” “I do not think you can convince mankind,” said my husband, “that there is not a certain magnificence about a great empire in being.” “Of course there is,” I admitted, “but the hideousness outweighs the beauty. You are not, I hope, going to tell me that they impose laws on lawless people. Empires live by the violation of law.” (Rebecca West, from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon)
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Is Marvel ready for Beavis and Butt-Head? Which creators are sniping at each other in the letters column? Why did Wizard have to run a public apology after Comicfest ’93? Do any of the X-Men wedding issues match their original solicits? Find out in the Guide to the Guide to Comics!
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