Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 24, 2015

Spider-Gwen by Philip Tan

"Spider-Gwen" by Philip Tan
Colors by Elmer Santos

Event: Author Greg Smith will appear at Destiny City Comics in Tacoma, WA on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm for a signing of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse! RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Zack and Nick Keller will will appear at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games in Oakland, CA on Saturday July 18, 2015 from 3:00 till 5:00 PM to promote the release of Death Head #1! RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Alison Bechdel discusses what it was like to see her graphic novel Fun Home turned into a musical: “Ever since I listened to the first version of this musical I’ve been stunned by how it cut to the heart of the emotional story of the book in a way that I wasn’t really able to."

Interview: Gary Panter interviews Leslie Stein about Bright Eyed at Midnight.

Interview: Jon Morris talks about his compendium of obscure characters, The League of Regrettable Superheroes. The book highlights 100 forgotten superheroes, including Amazing Man, The Bouncer and Pow-Girl, and one who has just made a comeback: Prez.

Interview: Scott Snyder, the Creator of Wytches, Uses Horror As an Antidepressant

News: It seems that Hugh Jackman may be in X-Men: Apocalypse after all.

News: Marvel has announced a new Doctor Strange comic, surprising no one what with his upcoming MCU introduction.

News: There’s a report that Selma‘s Ava Duvernay will direct Marvel’s Black Panther, but it’s still unconfirmed.

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on Richy Vegas Comics #8-9. Jason Wilkins on Louise Brooks: Detective. Matt D. Wilson on Prez #1.

Are you a fan of rad ladies and raunchy tales? Then get yourself over to the Kickstarter for The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, an all-female comic/text anthology celebrating true stories of love, sex and dating. Featuring COMICS by notorious brimper Margaret Atwood and an illustrated Alistair and Garrus story by former TMS editor Sam Maggs.

Holy definitive rankings! Here are all the Bat-Gadgets, in order of Bat-tasticness!

Inventor Stephen Kimble, who was dealt a final loss Monday by the Supreme Court in his years-long fight with Marvel over royalties for a Spider-Man toy, is of course disappointed by the 6-3 decision. However, he seems hopeful that there might be a legislative solution to the outdated patent law. "We can take this opinion, go to the legislators … and say, 'Look, the court is saying that if this needs to be changed, you’re the guys to change it,'" he said. "And there is a huge body of evidence out there that this needs to be changed."

Jaime Weinman discusses continuity, lays out the case against it, and ends up arguing that it may not be such a bad thing after all, finishing with a list of series in which writers used the history of their universe in creative ways.

Kathryn Hemmann looks at the ways publishers courted female readers in the early days of manga, and how their strategies led to permanent changes in the comics landscape.

Mental Floss dredges up 12 fun facts from the history of MAD Magazine.

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on a Marvel patent case—complete with Spider-Man references in their official decision.

This morphing Batmobile graphic is part of a visual history of the Batmobile from Tool Orders that you can check out for yourself right here.

Spider-Gwen 's New Comic Confirms Not Everything Is "All-New" For Marvel

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel brings classic science fiction to a new generation of readers

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