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August 27, 2008

50 Things I Love About Comics

Following in the footsteps trodden by Savage Jeff and Graeme McMillan I humbly present my contribution to the meme. Please feel free to share your own in the comments or on your own blog (email us here and I'll link to it).

50 Things I Love About Comics, because two people demanded it.

5 Creators That Don't Write Enough For Me To Continually Buy Their Amazing Comics
1. Grant Morrison
2. Fred Van Lente
3. Brian Lee O'Malley
4. Alison Bechdel
5. Warren Ellis (though he comes close)

5 Comic Books That Changed My Life--Seriously
1. Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol (I read this after getting burned out on Marvel, especially Age of Apocalypse, and like a fanboy phoenix from the ashes my love of comics burned anew)
2. The Uncanny X-Men #214 (The first comic I ever bought, wherein Longshot, Dazzler, Psylocke and Rogue take on the Juggernaut)
3. Dykes to Watch Out For (My only source of liberal media commentary in the suburbs of Detroit growing up. I would seek out the tiny local queer weekly just to get my hands on the newest strip.)
4. Sandman
5. The Invisibles (The spell worked, I am not the man I was before I read that book.)

5 Villains That Need Their Own Books (That I would be happy to write, seriously, call me)
1. The Hood (Which surprises me, but this is seriously the first name to pop into my head)
2. Maria Hill, Agent of SHIELD
3. Knives Chau
4. Luthor
5. Darkseid

5 Retcons I Wish Were Retconned
1. Maxwell Lord the superspy
2. X-23
3. The return of *yawn* Hal Jordan
4. The return of *yawn* Green Arrow
5. The return of *yawn* Jason Todd

Ten things I Love About Comics That Don't Fit Tidily In Their Own Rubric
Art Adams
Mjolnir
Thought balloons
Kitty Pryde
The bottle city of Kandor
Castle Waiting
The New Gods
"Matches" Malone
Destruction of the Endless
Empowered

August 23, 2008

FreakAngels 0025

FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield. fa0025.JPG

August 22, 2008

GameOverthinker says the video game industry will soon suck as hard as comics

Because gore and tits are easier than good writing and drawing. Because catering to retarded manchildren is more short-term profitable than cultivating new customers by making your product accessible to children. Game Overthinker v. 11 - "Can It Happen To Us?"

August 21, 2008

Bryan Lee O'Malley and Hope Larsen Interview

blomhl.jpeg via Dirk the D, what a guy! | citizen-times.com | Scott Pilgrim: Slacker's life springs from hard work by West Asheville cartoonist
Bryan Lee O'Malley, 29, and his 25-year-old illustrator wife, Hope Larson, live and work in an old neighborhood in West Asheville. But success aside, they weren't living as much as they liked. So despite Scott Pilgrim's budding celebrity, despite Larson's two-book deal with Simon & Schuster, they decided that each day at 5 p.m. they'd put away their pens and do something else. Like read the thousands of comic books in their World War I-era home. They give themselves mixed grades so far. "You feel like you're cheating if you're not working," O'Malley said. Larson looked at him and laughed.