Lazy Linkblogging, In Accordance With Prophecy!
In addition to the awesome catchphrase featured above, Simon
has a couple other goofy comic book sayings featured on
his blog, this the Jackal swears!
(He's right: That
The Daily Record
features an interview
with James Jean
, one of my favorite comic book cover artists.
(Yay!) But there aren't any pictures of Jean's actual comic book
art in the article. (Boo!) If, like me, you're jonesing for
more Jean, check out his website
which has plenty of artwork, including some gorgeous sketches from his
travels to London
and elsewhere. Man, I'd love to see a Datebook
sketchbook focusing on Jean's artwork.
Christopher Butcher flies solo with a new monthly Previews
and this one is even early enough for me to take into
consideration before placing my order! Whoo-hoo!! Not that
Chris writes these things just to help me out, but I always appreciate
another perspective when trying to sift through Previews
And in this case, I'm really glad that I read Chris' recommendations
before I submitted my order because I think I'm going to steal his idea
and get the WAR STORIES trade as a Father's Day gift for my dad.
Chris: Your efforts are appreciated.
And speaking of Previews
, I had thought of doing my own
pass through the monstrous catalog but never got around to it.
Most of the books I thought looked interesting were already covered by
other people, though, except for one: Headstatic
by Xeric winner Jay A Hacker III. (Oops! Just noticed that
Gjovaag did mention this in her "Flipping
" feature for this month. But...but...but she
didn't provide you with links for all
as I just did!)
has the most balanced take on American Power
I've read (and by that I mean it's the opinion I most agree
with). Funny how a comic that will probably never see print has
generated so much commentary and controversy. Too bad CrossGen
can't make any money off all the reaction to this
idea for a book. Wait, scratch that: Too bad the creators
who are still owed money by CrossGen aren't getting a nickel every time
someone weighs in with an opinion regarding this idea for a book.
revisits Half Price Books in another post, this time
pointing out that there can be dangers associated with seeming
bargains. I feel your pain, Jeff.
looks back on several manga series he'd previously reviewed
to see how each one is holding up. It's a great idea: Often
times books that seem promising at first falter later on down the line
-- or vice-versa. For example, Junji Ito's Gyo
(which Sherman briefly mentions as disappointing) didn't
impress me at first
, but the second volume
was a marked improvement, doing away with my complaints from the first
book almost point-by-point. And one of the two back-up stories,
"The Enigma of Amigara Fault," is almost worth the price of admission
on its own: It's a chilling tale that takes a very literal look
at the sometimes overpowering desire to find one's fit in the world.
Graeme McMillan's on vacation (although you'd hardly realize it with
all the wonderful guest-blogging that's going on over at
I'm sorry, Fill-In
) but that didn't stop him from assembling some assorted
[not a permalink] on various comic industry goings-on
before he left. My favorite bit is the one where he points out
the double standard many fans seem to hold DC to: It's OK for
Marvel to cancel low-selling titles, but DC is supposed to be the
company that props up under-performing series thanks to those deep
pockets of parent company Time-Warner.
Finally, Kevin Melrose
is just all-around awesome. There isn't just one post I can
for. But I'm sure everyone already knows that because you're all
reading his blog daily, right? Right