Special Ops Beat Correspondent Torsten has already been on the floor for NYCC set-up and filed the following report:
Wow, we’ve linked to some amazing LIFE Magazine photo galleries before, but here is a doozy:MAD Magazine: A Semi-Secret History with photos of MAD founder Bill Gaines from the files of current editor John Ficarra. LIFE made a few images available, but each is accompanied by Ficarra’s commentary on the site with even more history and insight.
While we were poking around UGO we came upon this surprisingly lengthy gallery of Hot Black Widow Cosplay. Well maybe not to surprising — all you need is a black catsuit, some wrist thingies, a red wig and a good figure and you too can fight for SHIELD.
If there’s one thing comics bloggers love, it’s those old B&W photos from Life Magazine showing kids reading comics–proof of a simpler time when children read things, bananas were a vegetable, and your real father dropped off a bottle of milk at your mom’s house every day. Well, recently on the LA Times Southern California Moments feature of reader-submitted photos we came across what looks to be a contemporary example of the genre:
We totally forgot about this photo from 2008 NYCC. It was taken by Vaneta Rogers but the original is gone.
Raina Telgemeier has had a busy year promoting her graphic novel SMILE — which was just picked as an Honor Book for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. She shares some of her pictures, including stops in Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and Queens. Here’s Telegemier at the Dumbo Arts Festival just a week ago.
Tweet[We welcome links for this feature -- please send your photo links to comicsbeat at gmail.com. Thank you!] •Anders Nilsen went to Rothenburg’s Kriminalmuseum and Munich’s Altes Pinakothekand took pictures. Jamie S. Rich and Diana Schutz spoke to Brian M. Bendis’s comics class. Charlie Chu (recently relocated to Portland as an Oni employee) took pictures.
TweetWhile nothing has quite channeled the Fantastic Four as much s the Ukrainian pairs skaters, the two-man bob competition has given everyone an EYEFUL. With their husky builds and lack of support garments, this is a pretty good idea of what real life superheroes might look like. Meanwhile on the women’s side, it was the […]
TweetSome comics-related photos from around. If you’d like to see your photo parade linked to here, contact us at the link to the right. § Nikitas Manikatos’ photos from yesterday’s one-day Long Beach Comic Expo,, which we totally didn’t give enough coverage, but based on these photos it was a fine event. Above, the author […]