Friday, March 19, 2010

The Wash: 03/19/10

o Too Much Attention

Buried in the report from the "Man of Action" panel in Seattle last weekend:

The group all met each other while working on different X-Men titles. Eventually, they all ended up working on Superman together and were given the directive to "not draw too much attention to the comic because of the movie that is coming out soon." So they spent eight months thinking of how to accomplish this. In that situation, each of them discovered how well and honestly they communicated in a creative arena.

"They" are Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau, I should add.

o Tiger Tea

Douglas Wolk probably thinks I've got a crush on him, but I don't care: His "Emanata" column at Techland has quickly become the must-read for anyone with the faintest interest in storytelling.

This time: The Sentry vs. Krazy Kat vs. Mr. Tawky Tawny

o A Different Cultural Space

Not comics: Noah Berlatsky, the guy who can't tell an Eduardo Risso from a Dave Johnson, interviews Daphne Carr, editor of the Best Music Writing series, about criticism—and does a solid job, actually.

Also: David Bordwell on film criticism.

o Osborn Is the Bismarck

Tom Crippen's reviews continue to be consistently more entertaining than the pop comics they happen to be reviews of.

Here's another one.

o The Invincible Cave Man

This awesome variant cover by German artist Christian Nauck suddenly makes me want to see Tony Stark fight Bruce Wayne in the Stone Age.

o Multiple Levels

Missed it: David Brothers connects all kinds of dots in his essay on Grant Morrison's Joe the Barbarian.

o Blech

I review Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book by A. J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo.

o Kill the Periodical

A new essay, in which I'm riffing on Brian Hibbs' latest column.

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