Dwayne McDuffie 1962-2011
Rest in peace, Dwayne McDuffie. His work in comics and especially on Justice League Unlimited was witty, visionary and wildly entertaining. His work was filled with a commitment to presenting diversity, a lesson both my kids took to heart in the untold hours we spent watching JLU together. I’ll never forget the joy he brought me and my kids, and I’ll never forget his honesty and ...
I’ve been reading books and some old comics, but had a chance this weekend to catch up on a chunk of recent stuff: Batman and Robin #20 - Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason step in for a three issue arc in which Tomasi seems determined to misinterpret Damian Wayne as just another disrespectful young delinquent, using contractions, calling Commissioner Gordon “old man,”...
Is "Obama Nation" Racist, or Just Stupid?
Commenting on Twitter, Fantagraphics publisher (and one of my personal heroes) Gary Groth called the controversial Obama Nation comic strip by James Hudnall and Batton Lash “witless,” among other things. I’m not sure I agree with Lawrence O’Donnell’s characterization of this particular example of the strip as racist, but I do think Obama Nation as a whole is a...
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Tumor Writer - Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist - Noel Tuazon Publisher - Archaia Studios Press. $14.95 USD Tumor was a big Kindle hit a couple years ago, its serialized chapters much in demand. I don’t recall reading a whole lot about it through the usual comics news sites, but maybe that’s just me and my irregular attention to such sites. I actually happened on the book in my local library’s New...