Category Archives: comic book criticism

So, the Wonder Woman thing…

OK, so if you don’t know what I’m talking about, head over to DC’s The Source to find out about a new direction for DC’s classic character Wonder Woman, including a new costume change that includes more pants and less … Continue reading

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the MASTERS OF MANGA project

Masters of Manga is a new web project by translator Marc Bernabé with interviews with such giants as Moto Hagio, Urasawa, Tako Saito and more many. First up, Hideshi Hirata (known for thre gekiga samurai yarn Satsuma Gishiden) and Ken … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Scott McCloud!

The comic genius who brought us Understanding Comics (a book I consider one of my own personal Bibles) turned 50 today. Happy birthday, Mr. McCloud.  Thank you so much for keeping comics a serious storytelling medium, hope you keep it … Continue reading

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that Amazon.com thing

OK, I swore to myself I wouldn’t talk about it because obviously I’m in the minority in thinking that Amazon.com fiasco, because certain British online “journalists” are clearly fanning the flames by siding with entitled fans.  However, once again CBR’s … Continue reading

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Plagiarism, Homages, & Double Standards

Plagiarism is serious fucking business. The recent hubbub about Nick Simmons’ Incarnate and the manga series Bleach has brought the issues of homage, copying, fanart, stealing, and intent back into the comic spotlight. Kiel Phegley has an interesting wrap-up on … Continue reading

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On “JOE THE BARBARIAN”

A) Hey, a Grant Morrison book I’m actively excited for! B) Thanks to Brian Wood for bringing this review to my attention of the new Grant Morrison/Sean Murphy comic Joe The Barbarian, from Vertigo.  I initually was a little bit … Continue reading

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