§ Kiel Phegley ties together editorial process, Wizard magazine editorial process, and a long ago Evan Dorkin review:
Issues of Wizard in those days were jam-packed with massive list features that culled entries from across the pop culture spectrum rather than just comics, scads of short interviews with everyone from comic creators who didn’t rank in the magazine’s fabled “Top Ten” lists and to semi-famous Hollywood types and a wild mix of suddenly workable one-page features on somewhat trivial superhero ephemera. And that was in addition to the regular marquee comics new features most people associate the magazine with. It was a really fun time to be working at Wizard as the staff was still large enough (editorial was around 13 people with another 6 or so in-house contributors) to juggle the higher ratio of story ideas, and in general we all went kind of bonkers pushing our own particular comic passions into Wizard’s pages wherever we could.
§ Sean T. Collins reviews the apocalyptic manga Dragon Head:
Second, an assertion: Even discounting my bias, Dragon Head is one of the most compulsively readable manga to reach an appreciable non-otaku audience (or at least this member thereof) in quite some time.
§ Another very long,, humanizing Maine college paper profile of a comics creator, this time novelist/teacher/comics guy Alex Irvine.
§ Who were the greatest artists of comics’ Bronze Age? This post has the answer!