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February 17, 2009

DOCTOR DOOM'S TOP TEN EUPHEMISMS FOR SEX

Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin

Mike Sterling brings the awesome.

10. "Unleashing the Doombots"

9. "Ruling the kingdom with an iron fist"

8. "Extending the power of Doom"

7. "Mastering the diabolical"

6. "Allying with the Sub-Mariner"

5. "Demanding total, blind obedience"

4. "Incurring the wrath of Doom"

3. "Penetrating the invisible force field"

2. "Paying for this effrontery a thousandfold"

And Doctor Doom's number one euphemism for sex:

1. "Besting the accursed Richards"

February 14, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0045

FreakAngels | Episode 0045 FA0045.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

February 08, 2009

Abhay reviews the excellent Scott Pilgrim #5

The Savage Critic(s): Abhay's Brief Note About Scott Pilgrim Volume 5.

And guys? SPOILERS!

[Young Neil] thought he might get laid, and instead he's ending the night watching a girl who’s all wrong for him randomly crying for reasons he can't guess. At least, when I look at that scene, based on my life experience? She’s crying. I know: the fact he’s drawn with his heart literally on his sleeve is pretty overt, but… the poor son of a bitch.

I re-read the series on Tuesday, in anticipation for Volume 5. What does it say of my life experience that the thing I most related to in the entire goddamn series was Young Neil and the crying girl? Oh, right: it says I need to change my fucking life. Thank you, Internet. You are a comfort as always.

It was my first time through the books since I'd first read any of them. Probably my first time noticing Young Neil as anything besides comic relief. I hadn't paid attention to Young Neil before. But that's sort of the whole point of Young Neil, I think: because neither do his friends. Young Neil is just there. Until he's not.

February 06, 2009

XKCD explains the base system

xkcd - A Webcomic - Base System

February 04, 2009

The problems with Diamond and the potential heat-death of indie comics

The Diamond Post at Comics212

Diamond is a distributor of comics. Wait, let me rephrase that. In North America, Diamond is *the* distributor of comics. As in, they have a monopoly. They are the source of comics for the direct market (aka comic book and hobby shops). Diamond recently announced they were changing their policies to only distribute comics that meet a certain minimum order. If this rule had been in place over the past decade there would have been no Scott Pilgrim, or any other indie comic really. This is potentially a deathblow to print indie comics.

- Diamond’s job is to serve the Direct Market, and specifically the network of comic book specialty stores that make up the direct market.

- Diamond’s goal is to make money at this.

- Diamond does this by buying comics at a deep discount from publishers, and selling them to the retailers at a lesser discount.

- Somewhere along the line, they calculated what it costs to solicit and ship a book to those retailers versus what it makes them, and came up with a dollar figure for their comfortable-profit-zone. I do want to note that this order minimum has never been expressed as “the break even point”, this is just where they make a profit on the book they’re comfortable with.

- Recently, they raised that minimum so that you have to sell $6250 or so of comics, retail, to get distributed. That effectively means anything not in their “top 300″, most months. The books just never show up in stores, despite being ordered.

Much more at the link.

Fun fact: Chris Butcher, who I'm linking to here, was the inspiration for Wallace Wells in Scott Pilgrim.

February 02, 2009

FUCK YEAH, HIPSTER!
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5

RADIOMARU.com is Bryan Lee O'Malley's websiteScott Pilgrim Vs The...

January 31, 2009

FreakAngels 0044

FreakAngels | Episode 0044 FA0044.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

January 26, 2009

Time Management for Anarchists: the comic

No Media Kings -- The Time Management For Anarchists comic

This is an adorable comic by Jim Munroe, friend of the Almanack and all around badass self-publisher. Seriously, his Angry Young Spaceman novel is fantastic. In this comic, a time-shifted Emma Goldman and Mikhail Bakunin reject their corporate jobs and struggle to motivate themselves as freelance employees. I completely love this.

It's based on a lecture of Munroe's and is also being made into a film. Click through to freely grab the PDF of the comic.

January 25, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0043

FreakAngels | Episode 0043 FA0043.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

January 21, 2009

Graffito

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January 17, 2009

What is Batman's alignment?

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I guess it depends on who is writing him.

FreakAngels | Episode 0042

FreakAngels | Episode 0042 FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield fa0042.JPG