Monday, February 29, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 29, 2016

Deadpool by Erlan Arya

"Deadpool" by Erlan Arya

Interview:  Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about what drew him to Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Interview: Four creators — Robot Hugs, Sylvie Reuter, Ruby etc, and Lauren Reis — talk about their depictions of mental illness and how posting them on social media is creating a new conversation about mental health.

Interview: Joshua Cotter on Nod Away

Interview: The Mary Sue talks to Sophie Campbell about Dark Jem

News: Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been nominated for a Nebula Award, presented presented by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

News: San Francisco-based cartoonist Mark Fiore is the winner of this year’s Herblock Award for political cartooning, becoming the first cartoonist to win based entirely on a portfolio of animated cartoons.

News: Several newspapers have run substitute strips instead of this week’s Dilbert, in which the character Asok signs up as an Uber driver in light of last weekend’s shooting of six people in Kalamazoo.


Reviews: Zainab Akhtar on See You Next Tuesday. Johanna Draper Carlson on Kiss Him! Not Me! Vol. 3.  John Kane on a bunch of different comics.  Todd Klein on Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales. Paul O'Brien on Extraordinary X-Men #6-7.

Are these the 26 greatest black comic book characters in comic book history?

Chadwick Boseman says Black Panther shouldn’t be considered a superhero.

Elektra takes to the rooftops in a new motion promo for the second season of Daredevil.

Former Beat contributor Bob Calhoun, author of Shattered Conventions, a look at the whole “con phenomena,”  is now writing a column about going to cons for Meetings Today.

Geoff Johns says watching Patty Jenkins direct Wonder Woman is like watching Richard Donner direct Superman.

Here’s a couple more Batman v Superman variant covers for a couple new comic books coming soon.

Listen to yet another track from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice score.

A new featurette shows what’s in store for Penguin in the rest of Gotham‘s second season.

Marvel has some adult coloring books on the way this fall, including this Women of Power book.

New photos show Supergirl with a new suit and a bad attitude after coming into contact with red kryptonite.

The next episode of The Flash won’t be until March 22nd, but here’s a promo for the episode.

This Play Arts Kai Variant figure version of Thor is detailed and ripped.

Spider-Man is said to form a strong bond with a certain Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. But who?

Vault of Midnight to open in downtown Detroit this spring

With Rebirth barreling down upon us, retailer/pundit Mike Sterling remembers the dawn of The New 52, and that experience is going to be hard to duplicate

Women, Comic Books, and Sex: It’s Time to Change the Record

X-Men: Apocalypse Gets New Trailer on Instagram

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