For all my geeky friends: Marvel vs. DC
For T.S.: Edward Gorey coming to the Big Screen
For comics-lovers and cereal-lovers: Breakfast of the Gods: The Last Good Morning
I've been taking some heat in comic book forums because I think the first Superman film (from 1978) is awful. (I just rewatched it on Sunday.) Pauline Kael's review says a lot of what I wanted to say, only better.
Batwoman returns as a lesbian. Pop quiz: Is DC doing this because (a) a lot of lesbians read comics; (b) they want to raise awareness of important issues; or (c) men dig lipstick lesbians? [via Dave]
Saturday is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Go visit your local comic store!
Superman Returns — I'm excited about this film and I don't even like Superman!
Look! It's the first cross-post to one of my new blogs. (But it's worth it.) This Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Re-Enactment Society video is hilarious, even if you're not a comics geek. (But especially funny if you are.)
The Star Wars literature compendium, which includes a handy reference to Star Wars comics published up until 2000 (including UK-only comics)
Best TV show idea EVER: Who wants to be a superhero? [via Andrew P.]
The annotated Captain Carrot. I keep waiting for DC to anthologize this, but I don't know if it's ever going to happen. I may just have to buy a set off eBay.
Progressive Ruin's 100 More Things I Love About Comics
Top-selling comics and graphic novels of 2005. I only purchased two of the top-selling comics (All-Star Batman #1 and All-Star Superman #1: I was unimpressed with each), but I purchased (or already owned) mumble of the top-selling graphic novels (where mumble is 21), and I plan to purchase several more. [via airbag]
How much of this stuff is actually GOOD? Critical thoughts on reading and collecting comic books from the forum I"ve been frequenting. Great meditations that Dave and Joel might enjoy.
Information on Crockett Johnson's Barnaby, a nearly-forgotten comic strip from the man who brought us Harold and the Purple Crayon
I published this in the old flotch, but I just found it again and it's worth repeating. This is a comic geek's ultimate dream: collector amasses complete DC collection.
Peanuts meets Marvel: Peanuts characters re-imagined as Marvel superheroes. Frickin' awesome.
Ken Pierce Books — a simply jaw-dropping collection of comic book and comic strip compilations for sale (sorted by character) — you cannot even believe how overwhelmed I am by this find. Astounding.
More for my own future reference than anything else: the indispensible comic strips reprint library
One mess begat another: confusion reigns supreme in the latest DC Comics debacle. (Yes, this is only for comics geeks.)