Friday, February 20, 2015

Comic Round-Up: February 20, 2015

by Vitor Cafaggi

The Avengers by Vitor Cafaggi

Interview: Duane Swierczynski discusses Black Hood, breaking new ground for Archie.

Interview: Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani talks about his book An Iranian Metamorphosis, which tells the story of his imprisonment over a single word in a children’s comic

Interview: Joe Caramagna brings the animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Comics

Interview: Rene King Thompson came up with the idea for Ms. Molecule while listening to her husband, a comics blogger, talk to editor Mort Todd: “So they’re talking and being the smart aleck I am, I popped up with Ms. Molecule. Mort thought it was a hoot."
News: Diverse Comic Books Honored With Dwayne McDuffie Award Nominations

News: Jim Starlin bringing Dreadstar comic to TV. I always thought a lot of Jim Starlin's work would make fine film/tv projects.

Reviews:  Richard Bruton on Pirates Of Pangaea Vol. 1 and Hitsville UK #3. Henry Chamberlain on This Is Warhol. Sean Gaffney on Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Vol. 10.  Todd Klein on Astro City #18.  J. Caleb Mozzocco on Swampmen.  Tasha Robinson on some new comics.  Jerry Smith on What If? Alex Hoffman on Beauty and Mutiny Bay.

The Greatest Comic Book Characters Who Didn't Originate In Comics: characters in comic books that didn't start out in the comic books. So like if a character started on a radio adaptation and worked his way back to the comics.

Sean Kleefeld goes and sees Scott McCloud on tour and pulls a part of something he said for a short essay.

Thor takes a hammer to critics who say feminists 'ruin everything'

Why our comic-book heroes deserve to be celebrated, not trashed

Wizard World Comic Con comes to Cleveland this week, with guest appearances by William Shatner, Taryn Manning, and maybe some comics folks too. “Comic Con is the generic term for the kind of show that we do,” explains Wizard World Comic Con Public Relations Manager Jerry Milani. “It’s a celebration of pop culture. So while the term at first makes people think of just comics, and it’s still certainly about comics, it’s all elements of pop culture.”

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