Random Links for Your Weekend

  • Congratulations to R. Sikoryak on his Ignatz win for Masterpiece Comics.  It’s been a glaring omission that we haven’t reviewed it yet, but that title is no misnomer.  (Congratulations to all the other award-winners, too, but I’m especially happy for this one.)
  • Bell over at It’s Bloggerin’ Time takes the time to respond to Kurt Busiek’s issues with Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run.  How, you ask?  By listing just about all of the high-concept ideas. Hickman has introduced during his tenure on the book.  Seeing it laid out like that is much more compelling than my defense, (which pretty much just boiled down to “nuh-uh!”)
  • I can’t decide my favorite part of Chris Sims’ All-Batman edition of “Ask Chris,” so I’ll just point you to it and comment that I’m proval.

Random Links For Your Weekend

It’s a light week for links, but they’re important (well, except for this killer review of the new Brave and Bold game).

  • Adi Tantimedh talks to Alan Moore, specifically about Watchmen and all the buzz surrounding sequels, prequels, and other ephemera that DC should have the good taste to never publish.  Moore comes off like my grandmother in a lot of ways, but it’s good reading.  I’ll leave it up to you if he’s paranoid or just incredibly sharp.  (For what it’s worth, Tantimedh wrote the incredibly good and criminally hard to find JLA: Age of Wonder mini, which is well worth picking up if you ever see it.)
  • Brian Hibbs discusses the current state of affairs in the comics industry.  I love his writing and since he’s run a successful comic shop for over 20 years, if I’m speaking on behalf a retailer’s point of view it’s probably come from something he’s written.  While it’s probably safe to say that he’s never read the blog, I find it reassuring (in that I’m not alone and/or crazy) in thinking that comics are too expensive and the lines are too diluted, with too many books featuring overly-niche characters (sorry Marvel Boy) or characters that have traditionally only been able to support one title being given whole wings of the Marvel catalog.

Random Links For Your Weekend

Another healthy batch of links this week.  Enjoy.

  • I don’t necessarily agree with all of the solutions in this Op-Ed about Hall H at Comic-Con, but I agree that something has to be done.  Not just to stave off violence (let’s face it, no metal detector was going to stop a kid with a pen), but for fairness to the fans.
  • And, because no batch of links would be complete without a link to something Chris Sims has written, he reviews Batman: The Widening Gyre #6.  In doing so he has ensured that I will never, ever read this horrible comic.  I caved and picked up Cacophony, but will NEVER allow myself to see someone write Batman like this.
  • Remember 80’s cartoon and toy line “The Bearriors”?  No.  No you don’t.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Random Links For Your Weekend

I’ve been saving this batch up for a while.  Enjoy.


That’s it for this week.  Have a good weekend, everyone.

Random Links For Your Weekend

  Game Informer plays a pre-release copy and agrees.

Random Links For Your Weekend


Random Links For Your Weekend

Not a ton of linkage for you this weekend, but at least it’s multimedia…


There’s a remarkable amount of effects in here.  And now I just can’t wait until book 6…

My mole at HeroesCon (aka Matt) tells me that Sims and Shackles are selling GCTNH prints on-site, if that kind of thing interests you.