I thought Spring was here but woke up to snow this morning, blurgh! A very short list this week in which I contribute heavily to college fund of Scott Snyder.
Batfamily folks will like this issue - the band is getting back together it seems …
The books are getting closer together …
Another Scott Snyder comic but with BITE!
GLAAD have announced their awards tonight. Read more here. However relevantly…
Outstanding Comic Book: Young Avengers, written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)
And drawn by Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton, Kris Anka, Stephen Thompson, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, coloured by…
Q:Something I've been puzzling over - Is Journey Into Mystery, in your opinion, a modernist or post-modernist text? I know the answer is probably "neither," but when studying them, I thought JiM had enough elements of both that I think it count count as one of them (I keep comparing Loki from that and YA to Jorge Luis Borges' "The Circular Ruins," which might explain where I'm coming from with this), and I was curious to see how you saw it?
I think JIM is pretty heavily in the tradition of post-modernist fantasy. It has a lot of critique of the mores of Post-modernist fantasy - it’s biggest influence is obviously Sandman, but that’s also what it needles most - but I don’t think that removes it from that part of the genre any more than (say) Watchmen’s tactics removes itself from being a superhero comic.
(Not that JIM is anywhere near in the same league as Watchmen. It’s not even in the same sport. I just wanted a reference that was understandable)
That said, there’s a bunch of modernist influences in there as well. The dance between the two is important to me.
In stores today: All New X-Men #25. I have some work in it.
ON SALE TODAY!! ALL-NEW X-MEN #25 (APRIL 9TH, 2014)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
This April, New York Times bestselling writer Brian Michael Bendis is joined by the best and brightest artists in the comic book industry for ALL-NEW X-MEN #25 – the oversized, landmark anniversary issue! Featuring the all-star talents of Bruce Timm, Art Adams, Rafael Grampa, Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, JG Jones, Paul Smith, Jill Thompson, Kent Williams, David Mack, David Marquez, Skottie Young, Ronnie Del Carmen, Jake Parker, Dan Hipp, Robbie Rodriguez, Jason Shiga, Max Wittert and Maris Wicks!
They have ventured from the past to an uncertain future, but the All-New X-Men were never meant to stay. When a mysterious stranger visits the Jean Grey School, Hank McCoy will learn the disastrous effects he has wrought by disrupting the timestream. Consequences that could destroy the entire universe! Is it too late to stop its cataclysmic side effects? Find out when the oversized, overstuffed ALL-NEW X-MEN #25 hits comic shops this April!
You guys!! Lumberjanes #1 hits stores TODAY!!! Wear your favorite plaid, grab your best friend, and head by your local comic shop to pick it up! We’re so proud of it and are really excited for you to read it!!
SHUTTER #1 is
This Wednesday, April 9th is the big day. Been amped about this for a while.
And here’s a preview of all four covers (by Leila del Duca, Emma Ríos, Dustin Weaver & Brandon Graham) and the preview that’s going around websites right now. I’ve added the last spread of the title sequence as it seemed weird to cut off there, so consider this a TUMBLR EXCLUSIVE.
It’s $3.50. Features 21 pages of a lead feature. Two pages of what will eventually be a letters column, but is just Leila and me talking for right now. Four pages of comics by Ryan Alexander-Tanner & Catherine Peach. One page of our regular Tiger Lawyer comic by writer Ryan Ferrier & a rotating series of artists. One ad because I really love Michel Fiffe’s Copra. Then a back cover with ANOTHER Leila del Duca & Owen Gieni image, credits, etc.
If you live in Portland, Oregon you can hang out with me on Wednesday at Cosmic Monkey. If you live in Missoula, Montana, you can hang out with Leila on Wednesday at Muse Comics. If you live in Southern California you can hang out with BOTH of us on Friday at Beach Ball Comics.
And finally, here are some thoughts on Shutter from other people who make comic books:"SHUTTER is bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front. Keatinge and del Duca have crafted something special — at once intimate and epic."- Scott Snyder (Batman, The Wake, Wytches)"Joyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of the last roll of polaroid film on Earth."- Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine)
Please do spread the word! And have a good week!
(also answered some questions about the wig in the description — click photo to read)
(She and her best friend cosplayed friends all weekend — Sue Storm was right next to Medusa and they were wonderful together.)