Friday, December 18, 2015

Comic Round-Up: December 18, 2015

"Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire #1"
Created Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto

Interview: Amid a backlash against Star Wars' black protagonist, Brian Vaughan is creating universes that reflect the real world.

Interview: Andy Oliver profiles the work of Alice Urbino.

Interview: Gail Simone discusses rebooting Dynamite’s classic female characters, including Vampirella, Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris.

Interview: Mark Thibodeau talks to Jason Karns.

Interview: Steve Orlando talks about writing the gay character Midnighter for DC Comics, and his creator-owned comic Virgil

News: Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier finished writing his manifesto, Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression, two days before two gunmen burst into his office and killed him and 11 others in revenge for the magazine’s publication of cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad. The book will be published next month.

Reviews: Matt Brady on Jupiter's Legacy. Greg McElhatton on Superman: American Alien #2. Todd Klein on The Complete Peanuts, 1995 To 1996. Zeb Larson on The Walking Dead #149. Chad Nevett on Dreadstar #55.  Paul O'Brien on What If? Infinity: X-Men #1.

7 Comic Books with Badass LGBT Characters

10 Biggest Comic Book News Stories of 2015

Ben Affleck On How His Batman Differs From Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale's

Marvel's relaunch sales may be sliding down quicker than expected

John Byrne Superhero Pin-Up Galleries: 1, 2, 3, 4

Vulture picks The 10 Best Comic Books of 2015

Zainab Akhtar questions the notion, expressed most concretely in a New York Times article, that the publisher Drawn and Quarterly is a feminist paradise, and she directly challenges the assertion that the publisher’s catalog splits 50/50 male/female, finding it to be closer to 75/25.

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