RIP: Captain Lou Albano

Longtime wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano passed away today at the age of 76. In the 1970s, Albano was one of the big three managers in the WWWF, along with the already-deceased Classie Freddie Blassie and The Grand Wizard. In the 1980s, Albano became a crossover celebrity after appearing in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want […]

Breaking news: David Small nominated for National Book Award

David Small’s acclaimed graphic novel memoir, STITCHES, has been nominated for a National Book Award in the literature for young people category. It’s the second nomination for a graphic novel in this category; Gene Yang’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE got the nod in 2006. The NBAs are considered one of the most prestigious literary awards in […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/14/09

So much good stuff all around! § Brian Heater continues his interview run with Ken Dahl: It had to be educational at some point, because it’s a 208 page book about this character basically obsessing over his cold sores. It’s simultaneously the least important subject ever and also one that infects and affects so many […]

More DC fashion

In the spirit of superhero fashion shoots, here’s one by Thierry Le Gouès, which includes model Ali Stephens and a guy in a Batman costume, which ran in the magazine, French Revue de Modes. Thanks to Jim D. for the link. Meanwhile, the NY Times reports on a superhero-themes line of clothing going on sale […]