Over at Broken Frontier, Shawn
is running a mini-comics contest
in conjunction with online mini-comics distribution Bowzizzer
: Create your own
mini-comic for a chance to win mini-comics!
Added two new bloggers to the blogroll today: Erin M. Schadt
(otherwise known as the Comic Queen; thanks to Laura
for the link) and David from Precocious Curmudgeon
Both are relatively new, but I'm already enjoying their snark. Here
Erin offers some advice to the the artist on Birds of Prey
"Yep, women have boobs – get over it Bennett." David
also noticed Bennett's boob fixation and how it undermined writer Gail
Simone's emphasis on characterization and humor: "Unfortunately,
guest artist Joe Bennett didn’t seem to get the memo. Tits ahoy!"
(David has also discovered the joys of Sgt.
and is looking for other manga recommendations.
Gero gero gero!!)
Hmm. When we were catsitting a couple months ago, Olive never
seemed to show
comics. Maybe she just waited until I went to sleep and snuck
into my office to read them.
I think I'm going to recommend this
for ADLO's next round of critical analysis. If there's any
undiscovered genius in Austen's work, I'm sure ADLO can find it. (I
wonder if a publisher or creator would ever send someone a comic for
mocking? "No, I don't want to review your comic. I just
want to mock it mercilessly.") Thanks to Graeme
for spotting this.
Got some more comic bargains yesterday, including the Dark
Knight Strikes Again
hardcover for only $6. After reading
it, I wish I'd spent that money on something trashy and fun, like the
first three volumes of Wounded Man
, which were on
clearance for $2 apiece. I
was thinking of writing more about my reactions to DKSA, but I really
don't want to set off another round of You
Just Don't Get The Joke
. Besides, I think ADD
addressed pretty much everything I would have tried to cover. And
summed up my feelings about the "But
Miller Was Doing Something Different and Non-Reverential
with this line about Miller's art in DKSA: "[No] matter how
admirable it is that he chose not to repeat himself, the art here is
just flat-out ugly a lot of the time." Add plot, pacing,
characterization, dialogue, attempts at humor and political satire, and
everything else to that assessment and I think that about does it.
Finally, to end on a positive note, Newsarama
has a blurb that Dark Horse will be reprinting Mike Baron and Steve
as a series of trade paperbacks. No
news on what exactly will be reprinted, but I'd love to have any of
this classic series collected and sitting on my bookshelf.
Fantastic and Fascistic!