Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 16, 2015

The Joker by Jeffrey Cruz

"The Joker" by Jeffrey Cruz

Event: Artist Jason Howard will make an in-store signing appearance at Summit Comics & Games in  Lansing, MI this Wednesday June 17th, 2015 from 5 - 6:30pm.

Event: Jason Shawn Alexander will appear at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA to sign his new comic Empty Zone on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 7 – 8PM!

Interview: Alan Martin, keyed to the new series 21st Century Tank Girl.

Interview: Indonesian creators discuss two comics series that are focused on that country’s struggle for independence.

Interview: Nina Bunjevac discusses her graphic novel, Fatherland, which tells the story of her Serbian nationalist father.

News: College Declines Student's Request to Ban "Persepolis," "Sandman"

News: The "lost" Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale superhero series, Captain America: White, will finally be published after a long delay

Reviews: Robert Boyd on Nat. Brut #5 and Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America. Rob Clough on Angie Bongiolatti. Abhay Khosla on a few comics he's read recently.  J. Caleb Mozzocco on Exquisite Corpse.  Brianne Reeves on Springheeled Jack.

10 superheroes that need their own Netflix shows

25 deleted scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

Andrew Weiss on the Atari Force character nobody liked.

Bully discusses Marvel crediting the creators of certain characters.

Cartoonist Henry Chamberlain writes about his experience as the guest cartoonist over the weekend at the grand opening of an exhibit of the animation art of Chuck Jones.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's Doctor Strange role confirmed. He will play Baron Mordo in the upcoming Marvel film.

A collection of Robin Malone would be largely unexpected and I bet a lot of fun.

Lew Stringer spots a suspicious eBay listing for the first issue of The Beano — in fact, it was a reproduction, and he explains how you can tell the difference.

The Library Of American Comics has announced an edition of Beyond Mars for the second half of 2015. That should be something to see.

Mad Max's Imperator Furiosa Is Getting Her Own Comic!

The New York Times looks at Drawn and Quarterly’s 25-year history with an emphasis on the publisher’s promotion of female creators. “When the medium has more women creating comics, more women reading comics, more women studying comics, more women working in comics,” Publisher Peggy Burns says, “both the industry and comics literary canon become more reflective of the real world.”

Nimona will be released as an animation. It should work very well.

A rare copy of 1939’s Superman #3 was stolen from Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, Alberta, sometime in the past week. The comic was displayed high on a wall, and when owner Jay Bardyla went to show it to a customer on Wednesday, it was missing. This issue would be worth $30,000 if it were in mint condition, but Happy Harbor’s copy had tears and other defects and was priced at $2,000.

Student wants comics banned: "I expected Batman and Robin, not pornography"

This 3D-printed Joker flesh-mask is as terrifying as you'd expect

This rocker could’ve played Harley Quinn in an aborted 1990s Batman film

Top Ten Comics That Deserve a RELAUNCH

Um No, Mad Max Isn't Ripping Off Fist of the North Star

Web Behrens looks at the increased diversity of DC Comics’ new lineup, in terms of female and gay characters and also the intended age of the audience.

The Young Crumb Story

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