Archive for July, 2010

Komikon Report

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 3:46 PM
A review of recent Philippine independently produced titles.

Saluti dall’Italia (“Greetings from Italy”)

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Welcome. To you on these weblog pages, and to me to the The Comics Journal website.

I am an absolute beginner in the world of blogs. Never had one. When Michael Dean asked me to join the TCJ’s bloggers

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Superhero inferno with Timely's Big Three

Wonder Woman #20: Pirates, Romans, Phallic-Nosed Time Monsters

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 6:17 AM
At HU I pick up my tour through the original William Marston/Harry Peter run on Wonder Woman.

Journalista for July 16, 2010: Marvel implosion

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 4:23 AM
Rocketship crashes ♦ Select retailers meet with DC Comics executives over digital sales ♦ comics podcast round-up ♦ more

Missing Links: Newave!

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Various; Michael Dowers, ed.; Fantagraphics; $24.99, 892 pp.; Hardcover, Color, B&W; ISBN: 978-1606993132 Newave! is an astonishing collection of minicomic from the '70s, '80s and early '90s, roughly from the collapse of the underground comics distribution system to the inception of the Xeric grant and an increasingly wider scope of small-press comics shows. This book puts the lie to the notion that underground cartooning was lying fallow during this period; indeed, all it did was really go underground.

Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part Two of Two

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 5:57 PM
In Part Two, Pekar rates world literature, discusses how different artists interpret his writing and generally champions the underdog.

Lolicon + Incest = Squick

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Vom Marlowe counts the problems with Mick Takeuchi’s Bound Beauty.

Journalista for July 15, 2010: Rubber meets road

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 3:55 AM
Muhammed-cartoon arsonists sentenced to prison ♦ bookstore sales down, e-book sales up ♦ more

Dungeon Quest reviewed by Jason Thompson

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The prehistoric idol on the front cover of Dungeon Quest Book One, the Mesopotamian-style frieze on the inside covers, and the idol's dangling genitals tell a lot about the content of the book: this will be a story about ciphers, icons and penises.

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