- Newsarama gives us an extensive three-part interview with the talent behind Ex Machina
- Let’s Be Friends Again provides the origin(s) of Aquaman
- Roger Langridge talks The Muppet Show
- Choose Your Own Adventure Books That Never Quite Made It.
- If you’re into nerdcore, you may be interested in the Adam WarRock (Euge from War Rocket Ajax) West Coast Avengers mixtape.
- Kurt Busiek’s opinion of the state of comics has leaked. I feel bad, because these were obviously things said in confidence, but he’s not wrong. It’s curious, because Mark Waid has also recently and publicly sworn off superhero comics from the Big Two. He and Busiek put out most of the readable comics during the 90’s drought, so to see the two of them on the same page means its worth paying attention. That said, I couldn’t disagree more with his opinion on Jonathan Hickman. I’m pretty sensitive about padding and found Hickman’s FF run to be wonderfully paced and bursting with big ideas.
- Frank Cho made it to the cover of the Washington Post!
- Apparently The State has a comedy album that’s never seen the light of day. Until now! Huzzah!
- I am incredibly psyched about the new Brave and the Bold game.
It’s been pretty slow for links recently, but I’ve got enough saved up for a quick post.
- The AV Club talks about The State. Very thorough, I thought. This is a particular favorite of Matt and me.
- God bless Rich Johnston: he explained Batman and Robin #7 for me. I mean, I got some of the obvious ones, but not enough to make the comic make sense.
- He also explained some work balloons with improper tails, which saves me the embarrassing post I was going to make tomorrow about how Batman in this issue was an hallucination of Damian while he was undergoing spinal surgery, and he was interpreting Dick as Batwoman. Which, don’t get me wrong, would be a fantastic take on the situation, but didn’t make a lot of sense here.
- Expect some more rings from DC. When can I get my Batarang?
That’s it. See you tomorrow for a look at the week’s comics.