Monday Runaround – From Omaha To Macy’s Parade

OMAHA THE COMIC SHOPS

A quick tour around the comic shops of Omaha for Small Business Saturday.

The next stop was to be in Gretna, Mail Order Comics, located far south near the intersection of Interstate 80 and 216th Street (incorrectly mapped by Google), a combination warehouse and comics shop. We weren’t sure if they were open, so a quick phone call confirmed that they were indeed open to the public. However, they had moved, near the intersection of 119th and I Streets. We arrived at 11:20 AM, and found a clean, well-lit, and spacious store.

BLACK FRIDAY BONANZA

1055 comic books, for $36. Made a Redditor’s day…

RELIGION AND COMICS

A new kind of comic book?

Bangalore-based Vakil brothers, Mohammed Ali and Mohammed Arif, are property developers who moon-light as comics writers and illustrators. They brought to life a first-of-its kind comics series, hugely popular Sufi Comics that bring to life spiritual tales and values of Islam in a simple, fun manner. It started as web comics, and their first book, 40 Sufi Comics, was translated into over ten languages. Their second book, The Wise Fool of Baghdad, was released at the recent Bangalore Comic Con fest. Mohammed Ali Vakil tells DNA how the duo spent a lot of time experimenting with different styles before arriving at their style of story-telling.

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

Dan Slott’s fans sharing download codes online to get people to try Spider-man #698

An amazing grass-roots (one man) marketing campaign is going on at Dan Slott’s Twitter feed.  Fans who have bought the latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man #698 are posting their included download codes for the issue.

R.I.P. Marc Wilkofsky

When I started at Wizard, my desk was right next to Marc Wilkofsky. He was and will forever be the oddest, strangest, quirkiest person I have ever had the privilege of knowing and working with. I could write a book or three chock full of Marc stories, but unless you know the guy, it just won’t have the same effect. Heck, you’d probably think I made most of them up.

Fleischer Studios Superman — Warner Bros. Entertainment – YouTube

Warner Bros puts a few remastered eps of the Fleischer Superman shorts on youtube.

I Had No Idea Peter David Was Doing This

In the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, I will be one of the devoted hauls of the Spidey balloon. I’ve no idea if I’ll be visible (probably not) but my understanding is that it’s scheduled to be on TV sometime between 10:30 and 10:45 tomorrow morning. (Note revised time)

JMS On Before Watchmen And Other Matters

Insofar as I know, this is it for the Before Watchmen books.  Dan had a very specific vision of the cycle he wanted to investigate, and never once mentioned anything about this turning into some kind of long-term franchise.  Not to say that might not happen someday, but I don’t think it’s on his or DC’s radar at this juncture, and if it’s not on theirs it’s sure as heck not on mine.

Cosplaying gentlemen assemble in skimpy versions of male superhero costumes

Challenging the notion that female superheroes are the only ones who get to walk around half dressed, these cosplaying fellows decided to show off their own teeny weeny superhero costumes. Oh look, it’s Ab-Justice League and the Ab-vengers and Spider-Butt.

The Aquaman Shrine: Justice League #15 Preliminary Art

Aquaman busting the heads of what looks like a gang of toughs wearing penguin masks? Sign us up!

 

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