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Weekend Reading: Apes, Captain America and Spongebob Squarepants

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes / CaesarIf you’ve been following the post Comic Con International discussion about female creators and DC Comics, you should run over to Fleen and read Gary Tyrrell’s take on the matter.

Apes: My pal Rich Handley gets himself interviewed at Newsday about Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Fan: My funny book acquaintance David Seidman was profiled recently in Jewish Journal. All I can say is that the interviewer would probably be overwhelmed by the San Diego con.

Actors: Chad Michael Murray of One Tree Hill has written a graphic novel that Archaia will publish.

Popeye: Nice short profile of cartoonist Hy Eisman.

Unknown: Novelist James Reasoner really likes Mark Waid and Minck Oosterveer’s graphic novel, The Unknown. “This is great stuff, poignant and intelligent and sharply written.”

Fangs: And Reasoner also likes American Vampire, calling the “scripts are tough and well-written, blending introspection, gory action, and historical backgrounds.”

Cap: Lance Mannion, a fan of Captain America, reviews the new movie, and breaks down Marvel’s other features.

Pogo: Over at Splog, animator Michael Sporn posts a bunch of Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories covers by Walt Kelly.

San Diego: Did blogger and Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott really attend this year’s Comic Con International?

Attack: SF writer John Scalzi looks at why the better alien invasion movie, Attack The Block, didn’t get the big promotional push of the bigger alien invasion movie, Cowboys & Aliens. If you have any inkling of how movies work, business-wise, you know he’s right.

Blam!: So what magazine was the first to put an exploding head on the cover? You know you want to know and Weimar World Service has an idea.

Spongebob: Republicans continue their war against being smart by claiming Spongebob Squarepants indoctrinates children into understanding science.

Ronnie: I will always link to an interview with Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies).

And finally, Monty Python’s Terry Jones has a new book coming out. Hint: it’s been “crowdfunded,” by Unbound, a British version of Kickstarter.

That’s it for now! Use your internets responsibly!

[Artwork: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, © 20th Century Fox]

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