Sign of the times

In case you didn't know already, "the Pizza Dog issue" of Hawkeye (#11) won an Eisner for Best Single Issue(as well as Aja repeating his Best Cover Artist award from 2013).

Hopefully, "the Signing issue", out this week, will be considered during award season next year.

First off, if you're going to buy the book you'll need this )

But, before that, you should realise that it's great )
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Original Sin #3.2: Hulk Vs. Iron Man



"It's easy to write a cynical story where you find out that there's an original sin and somebody's done something wrong. It's easy to reveal something dark about a character, but the hard part — and to me the most rewarding part — is to try to figure out a way in which that helps define them as a hero rather than just tarnishes them." -- Mark Waid

"The whole thing involved the pair of us banging our heads against the wall until a story emerged magnificently from the blood smears co-writing." -- Kieron Gillen

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Favourite moments from Harvey Kurtzman's Mad



(From the cover of Mad #16 [October 1954], art H. Kurtzman)

True, the spoof newspaper headline above refers to certain comics becoming "underground" as in "illegal" (this being when Dr. Wertham and friends were trying to accomplish precisely that), as opposed to "countercultural." Even so, actual underground comix creators such as R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman have credited Mad, in its original comic-book format (1952-1954), as a major influence on their work. As Spiegelman put it in his Breakdowns anthology, "Mad warped a generation. In the bland American 1950s [...] [i]t was saying: 'The media--the whole damn adult world--is lying to you...and we here at Mad are part of the media!'"

Dig, dig, dig! )

CIVIL WAR #2: The unmasking

We've talked a lot about CIVIL WAR and the JMS Spider-Man run elsewhere on this board, so I thought I would post a few pages about the big unmasking.

My name is Peter Parker )
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[personal profile] skemono2014-07-27 02:54 pm

Transformers: Windblade #3



"My strategy was to backtrack her design into a character. Work from the outside in, as it were. It was pretty clear she had a very important, formal position. But, because I don't like any of my character's lives to be easy, I thought it would be more interesting to make that a major contrast in her. So Windblade became a very hopeful, youthful character trying to fill a role that's a little too big for her. Everything else built from there," she explained.

...

"I, personally, am working toward the future, and the future I want to see is one where more little kids, and grown men, and teenage girls—where more people like Transformers and get joy from it," Scott said. "It's not the grandest dream, but it's mine."

--Mairghread Scott

I guess Metroplex is a little big for her )

Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Sarah Stone
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Saga, Chapter Twenty



"As for the future, it’s been a huge honor to get work in film and television over the last few years, and I’m open to doing more down the line, but right now, I’d just like to concentrate on comics. Other than my family, nothing brings me more joy than making new shit, and I think there’s still no better visual medium to tell original stories than comics." -- Brian K. Vaughan

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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-07-26 11:28 pm

The new 52 Multiverse structure.

EW has debuted the new layout of the multiverse as envisaged by Grant Morrison for the forthcoming Multiversity.

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Original Sins #3 - "Whispers of War"



"I plan to use every one of the thousand new Inhumans over the 600 issues this series will run." - Charles Soule, on his plans for INHUMAN

Three and one-third pages from Charles Soule and Ryan Browne's short story in ORIGINAL SINS #3...

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[personal profile] espanolbot2014-07-25 05:08 pm

Baltimore: the Curse Bells - Part 1 of 5

Since I got the most recent trade of Mike Mignola and Christoper Golden's non-Hellboy related series Baltimore, I thought that I'd post some more of it here.

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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2014-07-25 09:14 pm

Batman Day Post: Post Harder - Batman: The Downer Knight

Belated! Now, HERE's a decent Bruce post:



But seriously, for my probably last Bat-Day post, here's one of, if not the, saddest Batman scene from No Man's Land ('Tec #275): Read more... )

Food for Thought:
It's been months since I posted the question, but now I finally know where Alfred was the night the Waynes were killed.