Sorry this is so late but Comic Book Club, the weekly talk show hosted by Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage is back at a NEW venue that is super nice. Best of all, the shows are now FREE. Tonight’s lineup of guests includes Marvel editors Jordan White, Daniel Ketchum, Sebastian Girner, and Jody LeHeup.
CBR is reporting the tragic news that creator Dwayne McDuffie has died of unknown causes. In addition to co-creating the Milestone Universe and its signature character, Static, McDuffie had a long career as writer, editor and producer, story editing the popular Justice League of America cartoon and most recently writing the All-Star Superman movie. As CBR reports, he was in full stride as a creator:
Continuing its rollout of their revamped Kaboom! kids comics line, BOOM! is teasing a new series by Roger Langridge called SNARKED as part of the line.
Peanuts AND Roger Langridge? This is looking better and better.
Before MAUS proved that US comics could take on the most serious subjects with intelligence and dignity, the Japanese were there first. BAREFOOT GEN took on another World War II horror — the bombing of Hiroshima — with 10 harrowing volumes, based on the real life experiences of Keiji Nakazawa. The series — published in 6 volumes in the US by Last Gasp — is the subject of this month’s Manga Movable Feast, hosted at A Life in Panels, but also summarized by Ed Sizemore who reviews the series at Manga Worth Reading: