Superhero posts

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Four (of Five)

Posted by on February 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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* some images in this article are NSFW Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO, PART THREE

Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising by Jim Shooter, Francis Manapul, Livesay and others

Posted by on February 18th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
©2008 DC Comics.
In delivering solid genre fare, Shooter betrays no greater creative fire (nor grander professional ambitions) than that of a highly reliable caretaker.

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Three (of Five)

Posted by on February 18th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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Written by Tom Peyer, art by Kevin O'Neill ©1998 DC Comics.
Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Two (of Five)

Posted by on February 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com Kevin O'Neill talks to Wolk about Marshal Law, Metalzoic and movie adaptations.
©2002 Patt Mills & Kevin O'Neill

 

Previously: PART ONE

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part One (of Five)

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com For most of the past decade, Kevin O’Neill’s been drawing a series that shows off his gifts for dramatic pacing, fuming caricature, stylistic pastiche and outlandish invention: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a cracked rampage through the history of pulp fiction. Written by Alan Moore, it’s run intermittently since 1999 (and inspired a disastrous 2003 movie), and has featured some of O’Neill’s most uproarious and thrilling artwork. (As with his idol Will Elder’s work, every reading reveals new details to giggle over.) The 2007 League volume The Black Dossier, in particular, is a visual tour de force, with its narrative sequences punctuated by spot-on parodies of vintage British boys’ comics, Art Deco, Tijuana bibles and more, culminating in a flabbergasting psychedelic 3-D freakout. O’Neill is currently working on a League project called Century, whose three volumes are set in 1910, 1968 and the present day; the second volume is due from Top Shelf in October. I spoke to him via phone in August, 2009.

 

He also has mad Ho Yay with Tony Stark.

Posted by on February 12th, 2010 at 3:50 PM

You may have seen this on the news, but sometime last year a bunch of rich libertarians teamed up with the country’s remaining unapologetic racists and formed a club about it. In some ways, it’s been a pretty useful club.

An Immodesty Proposal

Posted by on February 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Why not require labels on American funnybooks from the great commercial mills that likewise routinely distort anatomy and promote particularly warped images of women for meretricious purposes? Why not a make a move against the pro-And (for pro-Pamela Anderson) movement?

Superman/Batman #68, Superman: World of New Krypton #11

Posted by on February 9th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Boring superhero art is examined for shortcomings, hints of ability.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Supermen!

Posted by on February 6th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
"The Comet," story and art by Jack Cole.

 

Before Romanticism officially got the notion of individualized self-expression off the ground throughout the West, prior historical eras in various arts had their “period styles” in much the same way that geographical areas had their regional flavor. These were rough, if generally shared, notions about artistic creation that were relatively uniform among often anonymous aesthetic practitioners. These ages had common ideas that informed the way creators approached their artistic projects and that helped refine the qualities of the completed work. Think of the scores of unknown composers of medieval plainchants or the nameless painters of early chapel frescos throughout the Mediterranean.

Why Ebony White Isn’t Sassy

Posted by on February 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The quote is a beautiful linguistic specimen because it shows what words can do when no thought is present. Hit on race and the brain gets shut off. That’s not the only reflex we have, but it’s common, especially when entertainment professionals are talking in public about what to do with a given property.

 

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