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    Starting to suspect someone at DC really hates arms.

    (These are all from the past month and comprise like 90% of DC books I have read in that time. How many more arm traumas have I missed?)

    — 2 months ago with 6 notes
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    In which I share a playlist, briefly comment on some comics pages and talk about a casting decision.

    — 4 months ago

    lazymercenary:

    morioh:

    Nocenti, Romita Jr, Williamson, Rosen, Schelle

    So much fun going back through that run.

    that one issue in the bar tho

    The Nocenti-Romita jr. run on Daredevil in the late eighties - early nineties was flat out amazing. In another life, I even recorded a podcast about their version of Daredevil with fellow FBB’er Chris Eckert and the ubiquitous David Brothers. Side note: I have absolutely no time for recording podcasts, but I do miss them sometimes.

    — 5 months ago with 93 notes
    #John Romita Jr.  #Al Williamson  #Ann Nocenti  #Funnybook Babylon 
    SETTLE A BET, TUMBLR!
I say the photo reference for this cover is Steve Cirbus (a/k/a Sergei Mirminsky from Delocated).
David Brothers says it’s Mark Wahlberg (of MARKed Nutrition), citing his “gross pinched mouth angryface.”
David makes a good point, but I remain unconvinced. 

    SETTLE A BET, TUMBLR!

    I say the photo reference for this cover is Steve Cirbus (a/k/a Sergei Mirminsky from Delocated).

    David Brothers says it’s Mark Wahlberg (of MARKed Nutrition), citing his “gross pinched mouth angryface.”

    David makes a good point, but I remain unconvinced. 

    — 5 months ago with 4 notes
    #POPULAR VOTE  #DELOCATED  #MARKED NUTRITION 

    Swipe File!
    Ultimate Team-Up House Ad (2002)
    Yogi Bear 3D poster (2010)

    — 5 months ago with 3 notes
    #HULK THINGS COME IN SPIDEYS 

    I can’t imagine why some people still think of Top Cow as primarily a “bad girl” publisher. Though to be fair, this is pretty standard for Wizard back then.

    Scratch and Sniff Covers though? I guess that does raise the bar for skeeviness.

    (from Wizard #114, March 2001)

    — 5 months ago
    Invisible Readers

    infectedworldmind:

    I enjoy the insights into the creative process and the business of comics gained from good interviews with comics creators and professionals. I’m not comfortable with the trend of parsing random interviews with comics professionals like policy briefs from…

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    A post I wrote during my morning commute on Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s interview with the Beat and audience and creator diversity in comics…

    Now on Funnybook Babylon!

    — 5 months ago with 1 note
    midtowncomics:

The new Mary-Jane statue by @jscottcampbellart! (at Midtown Comics)

Sigh…

    midtowncomics:

    The new Mary-Jane statue by @jscottcampbellart! (at Midtown Comics)

    Sigh…

    — 5 months ago with 218 notes

    brianmichaelbendis:

    Kingdom Come by Alex Ross

    I don’t think that Kingdom Come has aged especially well over the last two decades. I enjoyed it a great deal when I originally read it, but in retrospect, the premise seems overly simplistic and the plot and dialogue are kind of forgettable. Ross’ art felt revolutionary at the time (remember the excitement about the Marvels miniseries?), but was kind of static and lifeless. This is the one scene from the book that sticks with me, an expression of the kind of futurist optimism that inspired me to fall in love with DC as a kid. EDIT: Apparently, it hasn’t stuck with me enough - the image is from an issue of Justice Society of America that addressed Kingdom Come (forgive me, I have a newborn and am half coherent!).

    (Source: cantstopthinkingcomics)

    — 6 months ago with 1102 notes
    #comics  #blurb  #DC Comics  #Alex Ross 

    lalage:

    Our Glorious Deeds

    Short story about a girl who raised an army to help her family overthrow the Sui dynasty, Princess Pingyang (598-623)

    I will have this book and prints (and our Jojo doujin which I will post about shortly) at basic booth B1 @ Comic Fiesta 2013

    (No Boris & Lalage story this year I’m afraid, otoh no one’s regret over this could possibly outweigh mine. ETA: THANK YOU HOPPER FOR ALERTING ME TO TYPO >< i will.. manually.. fix it)

    (via mercurialblonde)

    — 6 months ago with 2559 notes

    ungoliantschilde:

    ungoliantschilde:

    Milo Manara ~ Making absolutely sure that every man that reads comics is thinking only the purest, most chaste thoughts about the fairer sex.

    Which, naturally, begs the debate: why do female characters get depicted like this? The answer is simple: go to a comic book store. Ladies are going in more and more

    especially with help from stuff like Captain Marvel by:

    http://kellysue.tumblr.com

    (Kelly Sue DeConnick - If you’re not currently following her tumblrings, I am going to come to your house and empty out your garbage on your lawn.)

    but stuff like this is to be expected with the spandex crowd. I am a guy, and I think it is ridiculous too!

    Having Milo Manara illustrate for marvel is like Coca Cola announcing Jenna Jameson and Sasha Grey as their new spokeswomen.

    Milo Manara draws Marvel’s ladies. You’ve got to admire his commitment to that aesthetic.

    — 6 months ago with 133 notes
    -Jon Bogdanove. I think this was my favorite of Marvel&#8217;s house ads promoting Fall of the Mutants.

    -Jon Bogdanove. I think this was my favorite of Marvel’s house ads promoting Fall of the Mutants.

    (Source: genegreyschool, via brianmichaelbendis)

    — 6 months ago with 2487 notes