XXXWatch: Looks like Barbara Gordon is back in the wheelchair… but only in the porn parody version for Extreme Comixxx line of DVDs. And I’m betting she won’t be in the chair for too long. Thanks, I think, to Michael Colbert for that one.
WebcomicsWatch: The Oatmeal found itself with a little raised publicity during the SOPA PIPA blackout. Quite unexpectedly.
Instead, the animated GIF received coverage from CNN, Sports Illustrated, Mashable, Business Insider, MSNBC, and a bumload of other mainstream news sources. It was also trending worldwide on Twitter and according to Tweetmeme it was one of the most tweeted links on earth yesterday.
Why am I telling you this? Because I’m fairly certain getting koala lovemaking on CNN is the highlight of my career and I wanted to share the moment with you.
IsraelWatch: Secondary school teacher Yaara Rozenblit self publishes comics in Tel Aviv starring her creation, Vagina Flower, and hands them out in bars.
In Rozenblit’s first comics booklet, Vagina Flower tells how she was born to a single mother called Vagina Power, who was, incidentally, a student of Vagina Woolf. Vagina Flower wants to love and be loved, and her mother warns her about penises who see her only as a sex organ.
WheelerWatch: No More Mutants’ Andrew Wheeler departs these shores for Comics Alliance with a new piece, The Myth of Sexy Superman and the Search for Superhero Beefcake.
DreddWatch: John Wagner talks about the new Judge Dredd film.
The plot is about Dredd and his world. It’s impossible to cover every aspect of the character and his city – perhaps that was one of the failings of the first film; they tried to do too much and ended up with not a lot. “Dredd” homes in on the essential job of judging – instant justice in a violent future city. I like the actors, they’re well cast and they handled their parts well. Olivia Thirlby is perfect as Anderson, the young psi judge. She gives the character a touching vulnerability. Karl Urban will not remove his helmet and will not kiss his costar.
MangaWatch: Avi Arad, ex-boss of Marvel Studios and movie producer in his own right, is writing a manga – Innocent.
I would love to make it a series, because there are more elements to the story I still want to tell. I never got into the ultimate unrealized love of this series. My next thing would have been Angel’s story and how do she and Ash try and have a semblance of a relationship without being totally human? Does love need physical manifestation? It could simply be their love is in the risk that they took to be together. He seems human, but I don’t see him as human. I see him as someone who was put on earth to be an incredible killer. When you look at the scene where all the dead birds are, it’s just like target practice to him. He doesn’t hate birds. He doesn’t hate anybody. He loves death. And ultimately that would be like an ongoing battle.
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