Lying In The Gutters – 24th October 2011

Paul Gravett is one of the most respected people in the British Comics Industry. Dubbed the Man At The Crossroads by Eddie Campbell, he is principally responsible for bringing the UK small press to mainstream attention in the eighties, introducing many formative creative teams, and publishing a number of them, creating the Comica festival that seems to run all year round now and generally being an expert in comic books when the media come calling.

And here he is dressed as Astro Boy. Enjoy.

So what have you reprobates been reading this week?

Top Twenty Traffic Stories Of The Week

1. The Return Of Watchmen 2

2. The Phone Call That Confirmed Watchmen 2

3. Squirrelling Out Details On Watchmen 2

4. The Marvelcution List 2011

5. Marvel Doubles All Orders Of Point One

6. Marvelcution 2011 – The Spinning Pennies Of Isaac Perlmutter

7. They Lied To You – The Trailers For Paranomal Activity 3

8. Justice League #2 – The 22 Page Comic

9. The New Pulp Fiction Blu Ray Is Controversial

10. Mattel, DC Comics And The Elongated Man

11. Friday Trending Topics: Marvel Cancellations

12. The Return Of The Mysterious Missing JLI Woman

13. Marnie Ann Joyce Brings Us More NYCC Cosplay

14. Iron Man 2.0 Cancelled With Issue 12

15. Not Really A Shock: Stephen King And Joe Hill’s Walking Dead…

16. Fifty Things I Discovered At New York Comic Con

17. Pics From Pron – The Tron XXX Porn Parody

18. Now Marvel Comics Cancels Alpha Flight

19. Wednesday Comics Reviews

20. Mark Hamill Says Goodbye To The Joker

And Ten Posts You May Prefer

1. Greg Theakston, Sothebys And The Great Jack Kirby Scam

2. George Romero Adapting Steven Schlozman’s The Zombie Autopsies

3. Swipe File: Dan DiDio And Morgan Edge

4. The Persepolis Riots Of Tunisia

5. Marvel To Recruit Artists From Mexico

6. Elfquest Movie Gets Ultraviolet’s Joe Ahearne Behind The Word Processor

7. What’s In Bob Schreck’s Bag?

8. It’s Over –  Arri, Panavision And Aaton Have Stopped Production Of Film Based Cameras

9. Five Of The Six Covers To Bulletproof Coffin Disinterred

10. Batman Year One – The Bleeding Cool Review

Thanks to Chris Troy, Greg Baldino, Anna And Aaron, Adi Tantimedh, Collectors Corner, Shelly Horowitz, Eric Glover, Dr Manolis Vamvounis

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130 Pages Of Adventure Time Glory: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Vol. 7 Mathematical Edition

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New Black Panther Commentary Features World Premiere Prodigy Song

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Carly Pope Joins Arrow As Familiar Coast City Citizen

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How Nathan Fillion And Alan Tudyk’s Spectrum Characters Met…

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