RecordWatch: The Guinness Book of World Record attempt to create the Fastest comic book. Here’s a top shot of one of the tables working feverishly.
Including Jim Campbell, Steve Yeowell, Brendan McCarthy and Dave Gibbons.
MenschWatch: Al Weisner on creating Jewish superhero Shaloman.
Wiesner wanted Shaloman to make his appearance when someone was in distress, with some Jewish meaning; “I thought, if my superhero could come on a call,” recalls Weisner, “what call would it be? I thought, he’s there to stop people from being in trouble, from being hurt. Jewish people, over the years, when they’re in trouble, yell out, ‘Oy, vey.’ So I decided, when someone’s in trouble, and they yell ‘Oy, vey,’ it travels through the air, to the top of Mount Israel, and at the top of Mount Israel is carved a stone shape of the letter shin, the first letter of Shaloman,” and Shaloman would come to life.
LGBTWatch: The Complete Wendel by Howard Cruse, an incredibly important book in the history of comics in America is finally completed and published.
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.
The following is excerpted from Santiago’s 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, a gorgeous graphic-novel biography of the martyred baseball great. Clemente got his 3,000th hit on Sept. 30, 1972, three months before he died in a plane crash. You can watch video of No. 3,000 here; Santiago’s rendering below is infinitely more exciting.
Initially used for a promotional poster when Sienkiewicz started his now legendary run on New Mutants, the shot below is of the ORIGINAL piece, a part of David Mandel’s very impressive collection of original art. And he notes, “…yes that is real circuit board that Bill just stuck on there.” F’awesome.
X-23 vs. Lady Deathstrike by Ben Templesmith. Righteous!
In this episode of Marvel’s The Watcher, host Grace Randolph recruits you to join S.H.I.E.L.D. as they get ready for their biggest summer yet with the “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor” movies! Then get the top headlines from WonderCon 2011 featuring Red Skull, Hulk vs Dracula, Secret Avengers and more
For the longest time, it was only possible to buy 2000 AD collections as expensive imports from the UK. Thankfully, last year, 2000 AD struck a US distribution deal for their trades and GNs. The latest collection to make it to US shores is the hardcover of Sláine: The Horned God, by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley.
This file is posted for new products scheduled to ship to comic shops on 4/13/2011 which include Turok Son of Stone #2, Area 10 TP, Infamous #3, Superman #710, Spike #7, John Byrne’s Next Men #5, Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker #2, Carbon Grey #2, Carnage #4, and more.
The Blade Runner scene where Deckard uses his home TV/computer system to analyse a replicant’s photograph, updated for the modern computer age