Entertainment Weekly Covers Comics
In the April 16, 2004 edition of Entertainment Weekly
(#760), the subscribers-only supplement "Listen2This"
covers comics once again. The comics section has expanded
slightly over the past few installments: It now spans
one-and-a-half pages instead of only a single one. (One of those
narrow vertical ads fills up the remaining half of one
page.) Four comics
- Cerebus, Issue #300: A- (with the overall
series receiving a grade of B)
- Abadazad: A
- Swamp Thing: A-
- Van Helsing's Night Off: B+
Interestingly, the graphics accompanying the reviews for Abadazad
and Van Helsing's Night Off
instead depicting, respectively, Ed Benes' version of Huntress from Birds
from Howard Chaykin's Mighty Love
screwups or sinister subliminal promotion for comics from EW's sibling
company, DC Comics?
|In a bold new
direction, CrossGen begins publishing popular DC characters under
different names. Meet CG's latest heroine, Abadazad!
|"Yeah, it really is
Van Helsing's night off, so he asked me to cover for him."
Upcoming comics mentioned are: Chosen
, Daredevil: Father
Dawn of the Dead
, and The Complete Peanuts:
Neil Gaiman also reminisces about his all-time favorite graphic novel, Tantrum
by Jules Feiffer, reprinted in 1997 by Fantagraphics and featuring an
introduction by...Neil Gaiman.