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Sunday June 24, 2012 4:21 am

Weekend Reading: Avengers, Alan Moore and Don McGregor

ThanosA friend of mine has a bet that The Avengers' will gross $2 billion (with a "b") by the end of the year, so I guess we're all still talking about Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

If you’re still talking about them, Longbox Graveyard looks at Thanos and The Infinity Gauntlet.

Then LG’s honcho Paul O’Connor passes along this link with everything you need to know about Thanos.

Alan Moore, critical of movies made from his comics, is writing his own movie, which I hope someone adapts into a comic.

It’s never too late to read a story or two from Don McGregor about his father.

My pal Steven Thompson has been streamlining his collection and just recently posted a bunch of great bargains at Booksteve’s Bookstore: Kirby, Captain Marvel, Robert Crumb, Superman, Batman, Wonder Wart-Hog...you can’t go wrong!

Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter is recalling comic books he read in series form in the 80s. He’s made it to Dalgoda, a book that I got to watch come together and hold Dennis Fujitake’s original art in my hands. It’s still a wonderful book, written by Jan Strnad, and it’s well-worth seeking out copies.

Spurred on by that, Chris Arrant at Robot 6 then remembers Dalgoda as well.

Television writer-producer (and baseball announcer) Ken Levine remembers the debut of Batman in 1966, in an excerpt from his book.

Leif Peng at Today’s Inspiration posts some art by Ken Riley, an illustrator who...wait for it...used to work for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

And finally, Cory Doctorow at boingboing has high praise for the end of Brian Wood’s DMZ. “Let me say that this is the kind of ending you really want for a story you've followed, been moved by, and lived in for half a decade.”

Now go use your internets responsibly!

[Artwork: Thanos! created by Jim Starlin, © Marvel Comics]

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