Tuesday Runaround: Put A Pony On The Thing

Posted by December 28, 2010 Comment

BabushkaWatch: All the Doctors all inside each other, courtesy of Molly23 on Twitter.

GambleWatch: Bet US names The Invisible Woman as 1:1 favourite to die in the upcoming Fantastic Four. They also list The Thing at 100:1. Do they have some kind of inside information here? Or are they looking at The Thing appearing on the Fear Itself poster? Couldn’t that just be a deliberate distraction by Marvel? Based on past action by the company, I think a $10 flutter on The Thing might be worth it…

DigitalWatch: David Brothers asks exactly What Is It Digital Comic Readers Want? And gets some obvious but revealing answers.

ChartWatch: Diane Nelson gets names by ChipChick as one of the Top 13 women who impacted on technology in 2010

Diane says, ‘I think there are attributes that many women executives have that will be a great addition to this business, I hope. While it would be as wrong of me to attribute these traits to women at the exclusion of men as it would be for a man to do the reverse, I think women can often be very strong team players and good communicators and collaborators’. I like her attitude and hope that through her role as president we’ll see more female superheroes in comic books, and the role of female characters become far more than just supporting acts.

BC ComicChronThis is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot 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.

Why Do Conservatives Hate Superman? « Graphic Policy

But this feigned anger from the right got me thinking about all the other immigrant super heroes defending their adopted country.  It made me ask, why do conservatives hate Superman?

Manga piracy moves to the Kindle

It was inevitable that someone would try manga piracy on the Kindle. It’s actually coming a bit late: The iTunes store is riddled with manga apps that pick up files from pirate sites like OneManga.com.

The Book Bench: Graphic Violence : The New Yorker

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, who turned the 9/11 Commission Report into a graphic book (which Mark Singer wrote on for the magazine in 2008), have done the same with the biographies of Anne Frank and Vlad the Impaler.

First Second Books – B.B. Leak, the Second

This week’s Leak features the latest in Monster Ocular Fashions. After rereading 100% recently I think I may need to do a whole long post on “Paul Pope: Glasses Designer,” and figure out how to make some of these styles a reality…or at least the ones for us non-monsters.

NY State Rules on Comic Taxes — Taxing Analysis, From Comics to IUDs – WSJ.com

For a comic book to escape the clutches of the tax collector, it must be published at “stated intervals at least four times a year,” according to an advisory opinion from August.

Emma Stone Signed For Multiple ‘Spider-Man’ Movies

“There’s a few ‘Spider-Men’ [movies],” she told Leno. “So I may have to keep [my blonde hair] for a couple of years.”

BetUS.com Posts Marvel Comics Odds — BetUS Locker Room

Analysts at BetUS.com posted thefollowingodds onwhich member of the Fantastic Four will die in January: Human Torch 4/1… The Invisible Women 1/1… Mister Fantastic 6/1… The Thing 100/1

Fantagraphics Books – Things to See: Love and Rockets fan art from Adam Hughes, Chris Samnee & more at deviantART

Got a tip from a fan on the Love and Rockets Facebook page that there’s a L&R fan art group on the deviantART site. Here’s a couple of Maggies posted by big-shot comics pros — first up, a commission by Adam Hughes:

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