Thursday, February 11, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 11, 2016

Andy Fairhurst

Interview:  Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, on setting out to make a feminist Calvin and Hobbes.

Interview:  Dave Ortega talks about what he’s reading now, which graphic novels he wishes were better known, and coming to graphic novels late in life.

Interview:  Lucy Knisley talks about her graphic memoirs

Interview: Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk about their latest collaboration, First Friends, a graphic novel about friendship and bullying that draws on Hale’s own childhood experiences.

Interview:  Writer David Shapiro and artist Christopher Herndon are working on a graphic novel about Ammon Bundy and his followers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

News: A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month.

News: The one-volume Naruto sequel, Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, and the first four volumes of One-Punch Man dominate the BookScan top 20 graphic novels list for January

News: Writer Paul Di Filippo has reached a crowd-funding stage on an element of his The Black Mill project. It involves artist Orion Zangara and is stretch-goal heavy.

Reviews: Jennifer Cheng on The Vision #4. Zeb Larson on Autumnlands #9. Eric Shirey on Comic Book Review: Detective Comics #49. Caitlin White on Cold Iron Wars.

5 Elements of the Pre-New 52 DC Universe We Really, Really Miss

Andrew Harrison takes a comprehensive look at the renaissance of comics in recent years, discussing Saga, Bitch Planet, and The Wicked + the Divine, looking at how comics and movies play into each other.

Atlanta Graphic Novelists Write Tuskegee Airmen Sci-Fi Comic

Atlantic writer Asher Elbein digs in to all the problems with Superman

Captain America: Civil War has a big secret

Comic Books Have Made a Huge Comeback in the Past Five Years

Florida Schools Panic About Tamakis' This One Summer

Honest trailer takes Scott Pilgrim to task for whiny protagonist

Pipeline: The Art of Modern Comic Book Coloring

What if Batman V Superman Released in the ’60s?

Why Deadpool Is The Star Wars: The Force Awakens of Comic Book Films

Why Deadpool Decided To Ignore The X-Men Movie Timeline

Why Superheroes Didn’t Just Immediately Win World War II

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