Thursday, September 27, 2007

Skinny? Get Weirder!...I mean, Weider...

From 1974

Steve Carell lookalike and Charles Atlas wannabe Joe Weider has simple advice that will change your ENTIRE LIFE. Send for your copy and your arms can be hilariously foreshortened. Or just plain shortened. I'm not exactly sure what's happening in that final panel...but, man, get a load of Bob, now!

Murakami covers Kanye

from Entertainment Weekly, September 28, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

That Studio Ghibli has some cojones...

From Cracked's The 10 Best Animated Movies for (Traumatizing) Kids.

At Long Last! (Update: Dammit.)

BBC4's "IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO" has been posted in seven parts on YouTube.
Mark Evanier has pieced together the clips on his website.

Update: Looks like it's all been taken down... I only saw 3 of the 7 parts. So far, it's a fun documentary. Can't wait to see the rest... someday...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Larsen Can Has Cheesburger

Erik Larsen humorously goes 'Kafka' in "Cheeseburgerhead"- his addition to Image's Popgun vol. 1 anthology. Check out a preview of the book here.
More on Popgun vol. 1 here.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

You can be your own tombstone!

Looks like Superman isn't the only one who's a dick.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Holy Bat-type!

Check out letterer Todd Klein's history of the Bat-logo. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Also, completing the World's Finest logos, check out his entry on the Superman logo update.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Is it just me or...

...does this villain from 1975's Omega the Unknown look alot like DC's revamped OMAC?
art by Jim Mooney

Right down to the hands that morph into weapons...

(click image to see in context)

art by Ladrönn

For my money, there's only one OMAC anyway- and it doesn't stand for "Observational Meta-human Activity Construct" or 'Omni Mind And Community." It stands for "One Man Army Corps."

art by Jack Kirby

I can't believe it's not Quesada!

Cover by Justiniano

If I hadn't read the solicits, I'd have sworn that Dr. Fate (above) was drawn by a certain Marvel E-I-C.

Multiverse engulfs the World of 2099

Ravage? Is that you? Is this where you've been all this time? If you ever want a spot on the Exiles, you best get back to the Marvel U.

Friday, September 14, 2007

In Search of Steve Ditko

Watch clips of Jonathan Ross's upcoming BBC documentary, "In Search of Steve Ditko," here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Turtles Meme?

Check out different artists' takes on the TMNT here.


Omega: the Unknown Preview

Preview here.
Jonathan Lethem's take on an obscure Marvel character from the 70s arrives in stores on October 3rd.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2007 Comic Con in "The City That Reads"

Kubert patriarch, Joe

Jazzy John Romita drinks Deer Park.

Legendary Kirby inker, Dick Ayers

EC author/editor/artist Al Feldstein

Amanda Conner stops by Kyle Baker's table.

Mad man Sergio Aragones

Sergio's autographed luggage

Fan Favorite Jim Lee

the line for Jim Lee

the greatest living Duck artist, Don Rosa

Gyro Gearloose by Don Rosa

living Legend, Mike Mignola

Abe Sapien by Mike Mignola


Walt and Louise Simonson in action

Darkseid by Walt Simonson

Erik Larsen draws Mr. Glum:

The Savage Dragon by Erik Larsen

meet and greet with Darth Vader

costumed convention goers

Monday, September 10, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle (1918– 2007)

Obituary here.
Wikipedia entry here.
Official site here.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Life of Michael

Photo by Jashar
Video by Emily

Check out more of Em's videos of the reading here.

‘Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm’ out today!

Check out a nine page excerpt here.
Art by Static Fish alum/ Gratuitous Ninja trainer Dπ a.k.a. Ron Wimberly.
Release party info here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Thank heavens/ For little girls...

Check out the visual history of tiny Wonder Woman here.

Are you ready?

Baltimore Comic-con 2005 promo art by Frank Cho

Interview with Baltimore Comic-Con organizer Marc Nathan here.

The Batcave (Rm 318-320)
11:00-11:50 Mice Templar: A Retrospective
12:00-1:45 DC Nation
2:00-2:50 Mondo Marvel
3:00-3:50 Top Cow
4:00 to 6:00 A Tribute to Mike Wieringo

The Fortress of Solitude (Rm 312)
11:00-11:50 Comic Chat with Chaykin and Cho
12:00-12:50 Personal Presentation: Al Feldstein
1:00-1:50 An Interview with Dean Haspiel
2:00-2:50 Spotlight on Sergio Aragones
3:00-3:50 Kids Love Comics, So Why Don't Comics Love Kids?

Avengers Mansion (Rm 319-320)
11:00-11:50 Q&A with Mike Mignola
12:00-1:45 DC Universe
2:00-2:50 The Image Comics Show
3:00-3:50 Jim Lee Spotlight Panel
4:00-4:50 Prize or No Prize

Baxter Building (Rm 318)
11:00-11:50 Spotlight on MAD Magazine
12:00-12:50 Spotlight on the Kuberts
1:00-1:50 Spotlight on Jim Shooter
2:00-3:50 Spotlight on James Jean and Paul Pope

Titan Tower (Rm 312)
11:00-11:50 Kids Love Comics
12:00-12:50 Comics Mix
1:00-1:50 Visionary
2:00-2:50 Horror Comics
3:00-3:50 Alpha & Omega

Official site here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Shamed by You English?

From Alan Moore's 1963.
Check out more of the ads here.

Turtles:College::Heavy Metal:_

Kevin Eastman interview continued.
Heavy Metal magazine website here.
Kevin's Heavy Metal column here.