Man, it has been a long, LONG time since I’ve done a link round-up, and I have so many browser tabs open these days it’s crashing my computer. So, in the spirit of enlightened self-interest, please help me get caught up.
- Jason Aaron discussing how he no longer cares about Alan Moore’s opinions on the current state of comics. And it stirred up some controversy, but damned if he isn’t right.
- Why is Stan Lee signing comics he has no hand in???
- Chris Sims on why Batman doesn’t kill. Required reading for fans of Batman.
- And speaking of killing comic characters, around the time of Marvel’s dubious “success” killing off Johnny Storm, Bleeding cool posted this article on Marvel’s plan to kill a character every 3 months. Way to convince me that the stories are organic and remind me why I’m so down on the industry lately guys.
- Speaking of Marvel’s corporate strategy, BC also reported on their look at their characters as brands. Which makes sense. See also: my post on continuity and canon. I think it’s happening.
- DC is finally putting out the Elseworld’s 80-Page Giant and Rich Johnston takes the opportunity to remind us what a shrewd investor he is.
- An interesting proposal to do away with issue numbers and move to “seasons,” a la Top 10, Sleeper, Criminal, et al.
- After what must have been a huge success with G.I. Joe, IDW is going to continue Marvel’s Transformers series where it left off years ago. The Furman/Wildman issues were the best of that entire run; I’m REALLY looking forward to this. I just hope Wildman uses his style from then and not the current movie-esque complexity.
- Ever want to read Robert Smiegel’s Green Lantern script for Jack Black? Now you can!
- Brian K. Vaughn’s kicking off a new series at Image called Saga. I’m in!
- Jason Aaron is taking over on The Incredible Hulk. Which means I’ll be getting BOTH Hulk titles??? I never thought that would EVER happen!
- James Sturm talks about the difficulty of getting a cartoon into the New Yorker.
- Stripped, a comics documentary on Kickstarter, looks to be worth funding. Give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen?
- Chris Roberson’s appearance on the most recent episode of War Rocket Ajax is amazing. He talks about picking up after JMS, wrapping up before DCnU, and is so candid it feels like he’s about to get busted by management.