EpilepsyWatch: Absence, a new comic about epilepsy by Andrew Luke and Stephen Downey is out at and available here.
TatWatch: Tattoo of the Nautilus from League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
MillarWatch: The Gutters aims to out-Millar Mark Millar. I don’t actually know if they succeeded.
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.
Nominees were selected by a panel of judges — Michael Allred, Brandon Graham, Laura Hudson, Michael Ring and Jason Leivian — from among the entries submitted earlier this year. Winners were determined by an online vote.
SYDNEY — The Marvel universe moves into the cosmic realm with Thor, a burly slab of bombastic superhero entertainment that skitters just this side of kitschy to provide an introduction befitting the mighty god of thunder. It’s a noisy, universe-rattling spectacle full of sound and fury with a suitably epic design, solid digital effects and a healthy respect for the comic-book lore that turned a mythological Norse god into a founding member of the superhero team known as The Avengers.
What follows is a very incomplete catalog of Philadelphia’s comic shops. It is, frankly, what I managed to see on that front in a little under two days. Apologies for any essential locations I missed, or for those that didn’t get a fair shake–I spent what I considered a reasonable amount of time for a shopper in each, save for Locust Moon, whose friendly owner and I spoke about the store for what seemed like an hour. I also took shots of the stores. Some are better documented that others—in some settings, asking to shoot someone’s store feels a bit awkward, so I just played it by ear.
Archaia artists are working directly from lost storyboards like the ones which pieced together Alexander the Grape using the notes and scripting Henson provided. They are promising a direct translation from page to panels. This marks the first time any unfinished Henson project has been released since his death. The Henson family is adamant that “A Tale of Sand” is never going to be seen as a television or film property, so the panels seen in Chicago are the first and perhaps last new work we will see from the mind of Jim Henson.
Following DC July solicits for GLC & Emerald Warriors and the spoilers around John Stewart and Guy Gardner, DC’s GL Series 5 Toy news seems to spoil where Sinestro ends up at after War of the Green Lanterns? Why shade out Sinestro?
Diggin’ the style for the XMFC booth at the con and it’s neat that they brought Magneto’s helmet. There was also some sort of touchscreen that went with the helmet, but I didn’t explore what it was.
Marvel’s announcement that its Black Panther character will soon become “American Panther” had a few of us in the Atlanta SEQA department spinning our wheels as to who else we can patriotize. Here are a few of the ideas. Fun fact – the American Panther design is drawn by the wonderfully talented Francesco Francavilla, who is also here in hoppin’ Atlanta.