Friday October 26, 2012 8:48 pm
Weekend Reading: Marvel Comics, Combat Jacks, Rob Liefeld & Star Trek
First off, smart thoughts on the state of various elements of the comics industry - retail, Marvel, 24 Hour Comics Day - from Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter.
Bleeding Cool has the story announcing Rob Liefeld’s latest retirement from comics. And then moments later says he’s back.
Here’s a nice review of Mark McKenna’s new indy comic, Combat Jacks. “While McKenna might be known as a great inker, he is certainly a surprisingly good writer too. The story and dialogue of Combat Jacks is quite enjoyable, making me wish there were more comics like this sadly rare done-in-one sci-fi/horror story.”
Who was the mysterious Marvel Comics creator known as Kevin Banks?
At Longbox Graveyard, Paul O’Connor talks about comics on Instagram.
Author Rich Handley notes a connection between the movie Argo and Planet Of The Apes.
Sarah McIntyre reports on what looks to have been a fun event at Foyles on Charing Cross Road in London (and having been to that particular store, I can tell you it’s a great place to hold such an event).
Do you remember Marvel’s long run in “college-style satire?” Yeah, me neither.
Rod Lott @ Bookgasm loves Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.
Artist Jim Rugg got a new pen at Old Navy.
My pal Bob Greenberger has a new book out, and for Star Trek fans this appears to be a must-have.
I love these old horror comic book covers.
If you were wondering about what Prometheus (the Alien reboot/prequel) might’ve been like, here’s some thoughts from the guy who wrote the original script, Jon Spaihts.
The coming Zombie Apocalypse inspired one of my writer-friends to start getting in shape.
And, finally, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean; Blackadder) says we must all be free to insult each other!
Now, go forth and use your internets responsibly!
[Artwork: Combat Jacks #1, © Mark McKenna]
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