Tweet ’90s nostalgia fans get in line! Van Sciver travels back to the ’90s comics scene in Seattle, when “comics were cool” and hijinks ensue.
Tweet In the early 90s, nothing was cooler than Ren and Stimpy, John Krisfaluci’s transgressive cartoon about mudskippers and nose goblins. And the space madness spilled over into comics with THE COMIC BOOK an oversized, newsprint comics anthology of comics by the many talented artists ar SpumCo the production company that put out R&W. Now, [...]
Tweet As a birthday wish, this blast from the past from the pages of long ago Disney Adventures Magazine by cartoonist Gregory Benton. AWESOME. Greg has been posting a few comics on his recently revamped website, but has concentrated mostly on fine art in the years since this comic was done. It’s time for Greg [...]
There are several artists on here who show in spades that design is not their strong suit. Or their biker suit.
When do you let go of that childhood dream? Jim Mroczkowski at iFanboy looks at the fannish habit of holding on to something you hate in hopes of something improving vis a vis the new Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon on Disney XD, of which he writes:
Unauthorized: The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics is a 2005 documentary by director Ilko Davidov about one of the oddest characters in recent comics history, Todd Loren, the publisher of Revolutionary Comics, which published unauthorized comics bios of rockers like The Grateful Dead and Guns N’ Roses. Loren was eventually sued by some of his subjects, but the California Supreme Court upheld his right to publish the somewhat schlocky comics.
Wow, February 1 is a banner day in comics history. It is also the day that Image Comics was created—20 years ago. Via Facebook co-founder Jim Valentino shared a photo of the founders and one pal on that fateful day, from left to right Erik Larsen, Hank Kanalz, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. They’e all still in the game, all better off than they were 20 years ago. Collectively, they’ve changed the industry a time or two. It was also a day when people wore denim shirts. Ah, what a time…
It was 13 years ago that an “amateur” comics journalist named Gail Simone ran a survey about the phenomenon of “Women in Refrigerators” in comics. That site—currently housed here—used the moment of Kyle Rayner came home and found his girlfriend stuffed in the refrigerator as a lens for the entire phenomenon of female comics characters getting beaten, crippled, stabbed, mutilated, assaulted, and devalued.
Luckily, since then, everything has been fixed!
In many ways, Rob Leifeld’s old Extreme line was the epitome of the Direct Market in the mid-90s. Imagine my surprise when I’m reading the relaunch of one of those books at realize it’s very much a mid-80s comic.
As with the Prophet re-launch, the Glory re-launch is something a bit different. This time out writer Joe Keatinge and artist Ross Campbell channel Miracleman and Airboy for their new series, debuting with Glory #23. Miracleman and Airboy? Yes, I said it.
After announcing a book for Free Comic Book Day and a lot of teasing, the relaunched Valiant has announced it’s first title. X-O Manowar is launching on May 2nd. That’s actually the Wednesday BEFORE Free Comic Book Day.
X-O’s high concept is, roughly stated, Conan in Iron Man’s suit. Essentially, a Visigoth warrior/barbarian is abducted by aliens and ends up with the aliens’ most advanced weapon in the universe suit of armor. It’s also been a popular concept a couple times around, particularly during the first Valiant run. Between the two previous Valiant launches, here’s a quick partial list of creators who’ve worked on X-O: Jim Shooter, Steve Englehart, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bob Layton, Bart Sears, Jackson Guice, Mark Waid, Dwayne McDuffie and Scot Eaton. Which is to say, “no pressure.”
TweetIn the late ’90s, Alan Moore had a bit of a lull in his career. It was after his exit from DC and before he started up LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and AMERICA’S BEST COMICS with WildStorm (almost exactly when DC bought WildStorm). The person who gave Alan Moore a job was Rob Liefeld, over [...]
HERO COMICS 2011 is a benefit comic for the Hero Initiative, the highly worthy charity which helps down and out creators get back on their feet. Editor Scott Dunbier has a special treat planned for the issue: a reunion of the SANDMAN #1 team of Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for an all new story. However, Kieth has already started work on a 9-page “making of” story (above) that he calls “a little allegorical.”