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says of Bookgasm : "...any self-respecting comics fan is going to eat [these stories] up like a Saturday-morning bowl of sugared cereal … and slurp up any leftover milk. If there’s a better gift of comics history this year… well, I’d no doubt fall in love with that one, too... Fantagraphics has done an amazing job in assembling this unique and colorful curio." Supermen!
gives "a big tip of the hat to the fine folks at Fantagraphics for getting Comics Worth Reading back into print after all these decades. As usual, they have spared no expense in putting together a visually excellent package... If you ever had more than a passing interest in newspaper strips, you owe it to yourself to check out this collection." Sam's Strip
recommends our "beautiful" volumes of The Christian Science Monitor Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace
says Monsters and Critics "should get all comics fans excited." Supermen!
says "do not miss" our previews of La Cárcel de Papel by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas (according to the Sam's Strip Google translation)
looks at LaNuez ( The Tijuana Bibles Vol. 9 Google translation)
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his about "vaporware" comics projects culled from the pages of mid-1980s Savage Critics post Amazing Heroes Preview Specials, Douglas Wolk digs up our never-produced Alan Moore anthology series and a choice quote from Kim Thompson
Daily links: 3/2/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journal, Ted Stearn, Supermen, reviews, Mome, Michael Kupperman, Jules Feiffer, Johnny Ryan, Ivan Brunetti, Hernán Migoya, Derek Van Gieson, Boody Rogers, Basil Wolverton
2 Mar 2009 1:45 PM
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teased it; now read the of New York Times Book Review review Supermen!
Rob Clough examines Jules Feiffer's Explainers
Rob Clough again, this time reveling in by Michael Kupperman Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4
gives Mania an "A" (last item on the page) The Wolverton Bible
• Review: At
, Rick Klaw says The SF Site is "amazing" (see sidebar) The Wolverton Bible
says Graphic Novel Reporter by Ted Stearn is "a joy to read" (and favorably compares it to Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
examines "the genius" of The Quarterly Conversation Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville
Sean T. Collins has a bone to pick with Mome Vol. 13
• Blurb: In
, Tim O'Shea praises Robot 6's periodic "What Are You Reading?" column Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
also features Boing Boing Boody
• Interview: I feel like maybe I've seen
this with Bookslut interview Ivan Brunetti before, but it popped up in my search feeds today so here it is
• Things to see: Michael Kupperman -
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A recent batch of commissioned artwork by Johnny Ryan
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On the , Covered blog Derek Van Gieson does New Mutants #37
• Bookmark: New
contributor Mome Hernán Migoya keeps a blog; his post about his is a good place to start Mome appearance
Mike Sterling quotes and comments on some classified ads from the July 1981 issue of The Comics Journal
I was out sick yesterday, so here's a double dose:
The takes a loving look at Fort Worth Business Press Humbug
finds "a lot to love" in the pages of The Daily Cross Hatch Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
says that The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat by Camille Rose Garcia is "a great graphic novel" The Magic Bottle
Jog takes you story-by-story through Supermen!
is somewhat overcome by the arrival of The Comics Reporter Humbug
previews Scamp: An Irish Illustration Blog Humbug
spotlights USA Today Pop Candy Dame Darcy
Exclusive to the D&Q blog: Paparazzi catch A-list celeb in clutch with Ivan Brunetti
Hopey Glass is in Montreal, posting on Craigslist (via ) The Beat
Read All About It!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Supermen
25 Feb 2009 12:30 PM
Douglas Wolk reviews S UPERMEN! in this coming Sunday's New York Times Book Review. If you can't read this scan, that's because I don't want to be an accomplice to the death of print; go buy a copy, already!
Daily links: 2/23/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Supermen, reviews, Popeye, Peter Bagge, Peanuts, Mort Walker, Mome, Mark Kalesniko, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Johnny Ryan, Jerry Dumas, Jaime Hernandez, Humbug, Hernán Migoya, Frank Thorne, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Derek Van Gieson, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Boody Rogers, Beasts
23 Feb 2009 2:38 PM
gives Comic Book Resources 4 out of 5 stars and calls it "a must for any fans of comic strips" Sam's Strip
takes on Comics Worth Reading Supermen!
Rob Clough examines Mome Vol. 13
checks out Parka Blogs Beasts! Book 2
Paul Gravett examines (and recommends) the work of Mark Kalesniko in an article which also appears in Comics International
Jared Axelrod, applying his "10 Rules of Quality Superhero Fiction," declares Jaime Hernandez's story in "one of the best superhero comics of the past year" Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
John Whitlock recommends our books Popeye
(a.k.a. Rick Klaw) previews The Geek Curmudgeon , Humbug and Boody Supermen!
(a.k.a. Russ Kick) also previews Books Are People, Too Humbug
Rod McKie describes how comics by Daniel Clowes, Peter Bagge and the Hernandez Brothers helped him get through a health crisis
Slick Rivera visits Larry Reid at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and finds out where the good stuff is stashed (found via magazine [not to be confused with our Frank ]) Frank
talks to Vice Johnny Ryan and a couple of the other funny cartoonists who are in Kramer's Ergot #7
• Interview: If you're curious about new
contributor Hernán Migoya, and speak Spanish, Mome for you (via LaNuez has a couple of video interview clips ) Entrecomics
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On his blog, Derek Van Gieson previews his work in the just-released (and keep exploring for a teaser of Mome Vol. 14 Mome Vol. 15)
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On his blog, Dash Shaw presents a ex libris plate he created for French comics shop Super Heros (you may also have seen Jason Miles's photo of Dash at Super Heros Bottomless Belly Button here on Flog recently)
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presents a blast from future past, Boing Boing Gadgets Frank Thorne style
• Things to see: Is an excuse needed to scan and share Seth's cover designs for
? The Complete Peanuts The Comics Reporter thinks not
Now available for preview and pre-order:
, an indispensable collection of comic book heroes from the best and the brightest of the first generation of the Golden Age, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton. This book is scheduled to be in stock in late February or early March and in stores approximately 4 weeks later. Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941
View a photo & video slideshow preview embedded here.
Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended). And visit the product details page for a downloadable, 11-page PDF preview containing an entire story by Will Eisner and Lou Fine starring The Flame!
talks to Newsarama Greg Sadowski, editor of our forthcoming anthology of early Golden Age superhero stories Supermen! (with a bonus deleted story)
Dick Hyacinth's best-of-the-year long list includes his thoughts on a full baker's dozen of our 2008 releases
includes Robert Pollard's River Cities' Reader in its holiday recommendations of rock-related coffee table books Town of Mirrors
, Frank Santoro rediscovers an Comics Comics Eros Comix classic from the 1990s