King Con wrap-up

Despite our best intentions, we just couldn’t drag ourselves out of the house for King Con this weekend. We were physically unable to do more than have an “I can’t get out of bed” type weekend. Those who did seem to have had universally positive vibes over it, despite some organizational snafus. While the event […]

Alan Moore, destroyer of library workers

Amy Wilson in the Lexington Herald-Leader has an in-depth story on just what went on when two Lexington, KY librarians library workers were fired for withholding a copy of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER from an 11-year-old girl. What followed has become a battle of principles that is larger than the women ever […]

Spider-Man musical back on track, Carney official for Peter

Last week’s Spider-Man musical showdown seems to have had a successful conclusion, inasmuch as it resulted in positive press releases being sent out. Former Live Nation president Michael Cohl has been brought in to make sure the financially beleaguered production actually makes it to the stage; the inexperienced David Garfinkel, whose missteps are widely believed […]

Comic books do SO help children learn!

It’s official! The battle has been won, according to the Telegraph: Professor Carol Tilley, from the department of library and information science, said that comics are just as sophisticated as other forms of reading, and children benefit from reading them at least as much as they do from reading other kinds of books. She said […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/9/09

§ Let’s kick this week off with Kevin Huizenga draws Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, drawn for the Famous Fictional Villains show in St. Louis. § Bendis Twitter Revelations! Sean T. Collins is there to round them up. § Guess the French really do read comics. § A young Taiwanese woman named Hu Jia-wei has created […]

Alex Ross draws Catwoman to save kitties

Here’s a little benefit and a pretty groovy piece of art that cat lovers may want to be aware of: Alex Ross has donated an original piece of classic Catwoman art to Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization, Inc, a cat rescue in Voorhess, NJ. The piece was created exclusively for SWRO. You can see a bigger version […]

Mysteries and secrets

Over the weekend, somehow, our database was purged of a bunch of comments posted between Saturday and early Sunday morning. I don’t have any idea how or why this happened — my apologies to all who posted. I do have the missing comments in my RSS feed so they did come through, only to be […]