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Comic Book Goodness

A place to share nice and awesome things from your favourite comics. Funny quotes, interesting links (with pretty pictures if you please) cool panels, inspiring artwork. Don't post full stories. We are more into whetting the appetite with teasers and the like.
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Jed
I had the chance to interview WYTCHES and BATMAN writer Scott Snyder over at FreakSugar. Check out part one of my interview. (Part two will hit tomorrow!) http://www.freaksugar.com/scott-s...
Spidra Webster
Fantagraphics Books | Comics and Graphic Novels - Leading Ladies Sale on comiXology - http://www.fantagraphics.com/index...
Fantagraphics Books | Comics and Graphic Novels - Leading Ladies Sale on comiXology
Fantagraphics Books | Comics and Graphic Novels - Leading Ladies Sale on comiXology
"From today until Sunday, December 21st (11pm EST) comiXology and Fantagraphics are having a Leading Ladies Sale! Get HALF OFF on our graphic novels featuring ladies in the lead role or female cartoonists or, get this, BOTh. Get titles as new as Lucy Knisley's An Age of License or some deep cut classics like Dame Darcy's gothic Meat Cake (one of my favorites!). With 44 graphic novels and comics to choose from you're bound to find something to read or maybe pick out a gift for a friend! Age of LicenseMeat Cake Pad Looking for something else? The currently out of print Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life is an internationally-acclaimed and awarded story of a punk traveling across the green borders of Europe, no cash in hand, no passport. Ulli Lust's tale is the female On the Road and sure to sate your thirst for travel even while on the road yourself (or at the family holiday gatherings already). Meanwhile Dash Shaw's Cosplayers series follows two girls as they cosplay real life and video-taping it from afar. Today is the Last Day of the rest of your life Cosplayers" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Castle Waiting Vol. 1, Meatcake, some L&R titles, etc - Spidra Webster
Jed
In this week's Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, in honor of Christmas hitting next week, I take a look back at one of my favorite stories by Neil Gaiman, "Nicholas Was..." http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
Jed
Writer Scott Scott Snyder shows once again that he has an excellent handle on modern horror in Wytches #3. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
Dan Slott's Spider-Verse storyline continues to be the best event Marvel has put out this year. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Spidra Webster
"For the month of December you can download the complete PDF eBook version of The Universe Verse for free. 110 pages, Ages 10+, Color, PDF ebook The Universe Verse is a scientifically-accurate rhyming comic book about the origins of the universe, life on Earth and the human race. It introduces and illuminates the most fundamental features of our existence in a way that is engaging and accessible to a wide audience, including young children." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Sandman1-SecondPrint | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - https://www.flickr.com/photos...
Sandman1-SecondPrint | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Oh, excellent. I don't think Sandman always got interior art up to the standard of Gaiman's writing. If J.H. Williams III is doing it, I'm sure it'll be excellent. - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Hey folks! In this installment of Flashback Friday at FreakSugar, I look back at one of my favorite Marvel series, Alias (not to be confused with the ABC TV series). http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
Jed
Kelly Sue DeConnick's BITCH PLANET #1 does a good job of mixing science fiction, social commentary, and altered 1970s film exploitation conventions. BUY THIS BOOK! But first, here's my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
The third Captain America film will be adapting Marvel's Civil War storyline. What other stories could Marvel Studios adapt for the big screen? I take a look over at The Mary Sue. http://www.themarysue.com/5-marve...
Jed
If you've been considering checking out a Hellboy comic, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. #1 is the perfect jumping on point. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
In this installment of Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, I look back at my favorite comic strip of all time, Calvin and Hobbes. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
Spidra Webster
The 2 friends who helped integrate Charlie Brown and the 'Peanuts' gang in 1968 | Off-Ramp | 89.3 KPCC - http://www.scpr.org/program...
The 2 friends who helped integrate Charlie Brown and the 'Peanuts' gang in 1968 | Off-Ramp | 89.3 KPCC
The 2 friends who helped integrate Charlie Brown and the 'Peanuts' gang in 1968 | Off-Ramp | 89.3 KPCC
"On the one hand, there's Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges. On the other, there's Harriet Glickman and Ken Kelly. All took part in the Civil Rights struggle. Glickman and Kelly's role was smaller — in an era before the controversy of Ferguson, they helped bring on the creation of a boy named Franklin. In a conversation over chocolate chip cookies and coffee in the dining room of the house she's lived in for half a century, Glickman, an 88-year old retired schoolteacher, and Kelly, an 86-year-old retired JPL microwave communications engineer from Sherman Oaks, told how they convinced "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz to integrate his strip. Through their polite and candid exchange of letters and ideas, Franklin, a black kid with a father serving in Vietnam, was born. Franklin was unspectacular as a character, but he made a huge splash. "It was 1968," Glickman said. "I was living here in Sherman Oaks with three children (including KPCC Senior Editor Paul Glickman), and the idea came to me to... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Writer Matt Fraction and illustrator Christian Ward offer a fresh take on Homer's The Odyssey in ODY-C #1. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
English teacher friends: This book is well worth checking out. - Jed from iPhone
Jed
In the second part of my interview with Dark Horse Comics editor-in-chief Scott Allie, we discuss his 20-year involvement with Hellboy. Check out the article over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/scott-a...
Jed
The Infinity Gauntlet was the first comic book miniseries I ever read. I talk about it in this week's installment of FreakSugar's Flashback Friday. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
Jed
I had the chance to speak with Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie about the company's involvement with the graphic novel sequel to FIGHT CLUB. Check out the interview over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/scott-a...
Jed
BLACK WIDOW #12 shows why we're more than ready for Natasha to get her own solo film. Check out my review at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
I reviewed THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 for FreakSugar. Read the review, then go buy the comic book. I wouldn't steer you wrong, honest! http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
In my first entry for our new Flashback Friday column at FreakSugar, I take a look back at Mark Millar's comic book miniseries CHOSEN. http://www.freaksugar.com/freaksu...
Spidra Webster
Batman DVD news: Release Date for Batman - The Complete Television Series Blu-ray Unlimited | TVShowsOnDVD.com - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news...
Batman DVD news: Release Date for Batman - The Complete Television Series Blu-ray Unlimited | TVShowsOnDVD.com
"Ever since Warner announced it this past summer, fans have been complaining that they would like the Blu-ray version...but in a less expensive set, without the "goodies" (Batmobile, scrapbook, and cards), and in packaging that is more "shelf-friendly." Well, my friends...you got it! Warner hasn't formally announced it yet, but Amazon.ca (the Canadian branch) has added a pre-order listing for Batman - The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray Disc, in an "unlimited" version of the packaging! AND, according to that listing, it will be available in time for Christmas, with a December 16th release date! According to the package art, front and back (see below) that Amazon.ca is showing, you'll get the same 13 discs, with the same on-disc bonus material. Amazon's listing also says "UV," indicating that the UltraViolet digital copies will still be included with the set. The rear box art also shows that the episode guide booklet will still be in the package, too. It seems that the only... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
For those who wanted a set without the toys and with a slightly lower price. - Spidra Webster
Jed
I rendered squiggles into words over at The Mary Sue, listing the DC Comics/Vertigo books that are begging to be translated to television. http://www.themarysue.com/five-ve...
Spidra Webster
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story - http://comicsalliance.com/wonder-...
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story
"When ComicsAlliance first heard that Gilbert Hernandez would write and draw a Wonder Woman story for DC’s digital-first Sensation Comics anthology series, we were excited to see what the master Love & Rockets cartoonist would would do with the character. We also assumed he’d be the author of the story about Wonder Woman as a rock star. Anyone following Sensation Comics now knows that the rock star story was Margeurite Sauvage‘s excellent work, while Hernandez spun a tale about a brainwashed Diana going toe-to-toe with fellow heroes Supergirl and Mary Marvel. The first half of his two-parter, “No Chains Can Hold Her,” is already available. Courtesy of DC, this exclusive preview of part two, available this Thursday." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
I read this Batman book. Even if you don't read comics, you should read this book, too. I give my thoughts over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
I wrote a comic book review for you. Because I love you. Check out what I said with my thought-words over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Spidra Webster
Holy Smokes 'Batman,' The '60s Series Is Out On DVD : NPR - http://www.npr.org/2014...
Holy Smokes 'Batman,' The '60s Series Is Out On DVD : NPR
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"f you're an impressionable young kid hitting your teens right now, chances are pretty good you've been watching and enjoying some Batman — either Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's just-completed Dark Knight trilogy, or the prequel series, Gotham, now showing on Fox. If you came of age a generation ago, your Batman of choice was likely to have been the big-screen caped crusader played by Michael Keaton or George Clooney. Or maybe even Val Kilmer. Cesar Romero played the Joker on the '60s show. i Cesar Romero played the Joker on the '60s show. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment But between 1966 and 1968, long before any of those versions of the DC Comics hero, Batman came to the screen in a much lighter, and brighter, ABC series, starring Adam West. The Dark Knight it wasn't. This Batman was played for laughs, with its star's no-nonsense delivery making it all the more tongue-in-cheek. With its pop-art sensibility, vibrant colors and rogue's gallery of playful guest stars,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I so wish I could afford this. I'm hoping once the limited edition does well, they'll release it in a slightly cheaper format. - Jennifer Dittrich
They are releasing S1 and S2 as separate boxes. I agree with you. I want this so badly. Not for the toys but for the video and video extras. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news... - Spidra Webster
Ah, I hadn't seen those - much more affordable. - Jennifer Dittrich
That site is REALLY useful for being notified when something makes it to DVD. I think I first put Batman on my watchlist there in the late '90s. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shows... - Spidra Webster
It turns out there are a lot of complaints about how the set was done: http://www.amazon.com/Batman-... - Spidra Webster
Wow. Having seen some bad sets in the past, it makes me sad that this might've fallen victim to some of the pitfalls. While the butchered extras are unfortunate, missing pieces of episodes is inexcusable. You can't really claim to be complete when you're missing scenes and the "next week," bits, which were pretty integral to the show. - Jennifer Dittrich
I get the impression they have some but not others. There was an early tweet from the WB acct saying all the original bumpers would be there. While I'm sure the carping is from Batman equivalents of Comic Book Guy, it's still useful feedback. They're absolutely right that for that price the quality should be EXCELLENT. I find myself wondering whether the copies they took from had lost bits that only certain collectors have now. Of course, they could have approached those collectors. - Spidra Webster
That would make sense - you have some of that problem with the old Doctor Who episodes, since the BBC actually had them deliberately destroyed. The fan community has been absolutely fantastic about handing over copies to help complete episode sets - I'd assume you'd probably get the same response from many of the Batman fans if that's the case. - Jennifer Dittrich
Man, how does NPR not mention all the animated series??? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Spidra Webster
Fwd: RT @kindleamznus: New Releases in Comic Strips #8: Cartoon History of the Universe 1 by Larry Gonick http://amzn.to/1pyrl5R #Kindle http://t.co/pgQdv37Y6T (via http://friendfeed.com/spidra)
Fwd: RT @kindleamznus: New Releases in Comic Strips #8: Cartoon History of the Universe 1 by Larry Gonick http://amzn.to/1pyrl5R #Kindle http://t.co/pgQdv37Y6T (via http://ff.im/1kL0Sr)
This CLASSIC is finally available in ebook format. So is Volume II. Not Volume III yet, though. - Spidra Webster
Jed
I read this book and reviewed it so you don't have to (and trust me, you kinda don't). Check out my review of AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #4 over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
I totally hear you about event fatigue. It feels like DC and Marvel have been doing nonstop events for the past five-seven years now. - Andrew C (✔)
On the one hand, I know that the events sell, which is why DC and Marvel churn them out. On the other hand, it'd be nice to let the characters breathe a bit in between events. - Jed
Jed
I read this Spider-Man comic by writer Dan Slott and you should, too. I give a rare 10/10, and I am a picky cynic. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Spidra Webster
Batman DVD news: Press Release for Batman - The Complete Television Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news...
Batman DVD news: Press Release for Batman - The Complete Television Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com
"Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) sets a new standard for accommodating Bat-fans from the uber-avid to caped-casual, with the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014. The most anticipated home entertainment release of all time will be available in several distinct packaging choices with varying content and bonus materials. These offerings include multiple national physical options – most notably, the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set – as well as varying digital selections, and a few specialty alternatives. "We understand the widespread demand for Batman: The Complete Television Series, and we also appreciate the varying degrees of fandom surrounding this release," said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing "To that end, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has created an option for virtually every fan's level of interest, whether that be basking in the highly collectable Limited Edition Blu-ray... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
YES! YES! OH, GOD YES! - Spidra Webster
25 years ago i would've been alllll over this. - Big Joe Silence
I probably can't remotely afford it, but I wants it, oh yes, I wants it. - Spidra Webster
Oh, wow. - Jennifer Dittrich
I hope the 1976 Batgirl "Equal Pay" PSA is on there... - Spidra Webster
Also? WHY do they put non-geeks in charge of promo for these things? Whoever chose which snippets to put up on YouTube made really random choices. Nowhere near the cheese & fun they could have chosen. - Spidra Webster
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