This week’s National Review has a cover of Obama as Captain America by Roman Genn. Sadly a larger image isn’t available to us non-subscribers. It isn’t as funny as the KICK-ASS cover from last year, but it is funny.
The Comics Journal’s new cartoonist diary features Pascal Girard’s MoCCA journal and we’re already severely flattered. In case anyone is wondering, Pascal, you’re #1!
For a while now Marvel has been hyping a storyline called “The Death of Spider-Man” in Ultimate Spider-Man, with a denoument due in June. Well, this morning the NY Post broke the story and told everyone what was going to happen:
Congrats to Brian Heater of the Daily Cross Hatch on starting his new job as an editor at über-popular tech blog Engadget today. Just to show what adedicated blogger he is, in his week between jobs instead of lying around playing Red Dead Redemption, like we would, he took a few days off to go to Philadelphia and decided to visit a bunch of comics shops and write about them. Although there are a bunch of fine shops, the most intriguing — to us — is Locust Moon, which is based on the “New Model” of comics shop:
Tokyopop is closing down its manga line. Not long ago, this company and others like it were sometimes pointed to as the future of comics publishing. I suppose they still might be.
The Stumptown Awards were given out at the like-named festival on Saturday night, and we haven’t checked twitter or Facebook for the evidence of hijinks but hopefully Beat reporter Jen Vaughn, who was on the scene, will have all the dish in her report. We do know the eremont was hosted by Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts and winner were chosen on a public ballot. Here is the very fine bunch of winners:
The Maisie Kukoc Award, presented to a mini-comic of merit as part of the Stumptown Festival, was given to Damian Jay for The Natural World #3-4
THOR, Marvel’s first movie of this busy summer, had its world premiere in Australia this weekend (it opens in the us on May 6) and so far, critics are hitting the like button. THR has a reaction roundup:
Just in case you wanted MORE evidence of how horrible a comic-con without the comcis would be, here is a VIDEO of that disastrous Reality Rocks Expo we told you abut that featured scores of reality TV stars milling around a bleak, deserted LA Convention Center. Current TV’s Ben Hoffman files a hilarious report that reveals just how much reality stars revel in their vapidity. All that is missing is a little cannibalism and you’d have an outtake from THE ROAD.