§ Spurge and his readers round up 25 emblematic comics of the ’70s. A reliably comprehensive list, but — sob, sob — no MASTER OF KUNG FU?
§ Richard Bruton looks at Oliver East’s BERLIN AND THAT.
§ Women are going to ruin the internet.
§ Why email interviews are so bad. Although any Evan Dorkin interview cannot be bad.
§ OTOH, this David Brothers state-of-the-manga-roundup with Vertical’s Ed Chavez, Tokyopop’s Marco Pavia and Dark Horse’s Michael Gombos is a very good piece via email. FUN FACT: LONE WOLF AND CUB is Dark Horse’s best selling title of all time.
§ Matt Seneca has quickly become the new it-boy of comics criticism.
§ Austin English interviews Brandon Graham.
§ Will the Avengers movie pass the Bechdel Test? Joss Whedon may sneak in another female character, just to be different.
§ The last word on SCOTT PILGRIM’s box office performance.
There are several creative and dramatic shots throughout the film, so that even if one gets bored, you could just stare in awe at the scenery.
Seriously, not David Yates fans here, and the stills already released for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS look pretty dull.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.