This was a banner year for me at Comic-Con International, a lot of really mellow, random meetings with all these nice people and great comic book creators, a large pile of nifty comic books I picked up, and so many fantastic things to see. Continue Reading »
Gilbert Hernandez’ trilogy of B-movie books is almost a new kind of comic book; Movies from the Love & Rockets world, these are fictions from a fictional world. Each of the three books (Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers and Love from the Shadows) are adaptations of non-existent b-movies that his character Rosalba “Fritz” Martinez acts in. Continue Reading »
Popular, successful comic book creators are often accused of being unsuccessful unless they make books for Marvel or DC, but these books are rarely the most lauded. Despite what some readers of the CBR Top 100 Comic Books of 2010 might think, mainstream acceptance of beautifully crafted comic books doesn’t translate to equivalent breakthroughs in the quality of superhero comic books.
Yeah, this randomer thoughts thing is my shtick. See how long it lasts before I get bored (or Nevett internet sues me for ripping him off (even if I did the random thoughts thing here first)(first!!!!)). Continue Reading »