§ We don’t know what quote about his comics addiction by Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos is the most endearing, from this Onion AV Club interview, but EDGAR WRIGHT, ARE YOU LISTENING???

AVC: You got into Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series after your song “Fight!” was mentioned in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe. Have you attempted to contact Edgar Wright to see if you can get an Art Brut song in his movie adaptation?

EA: Actually, I follow him on Twitter, and he was tweeting about Art Brut Vs. Satan, saying what a good album it was, so I sent him a message going, “Aw, dude, Spaced is amazing.” So we chatted a bit on Twitter, but it’d be a bit forward wouldn’t it—demanding to have our song in it? I think Bryan’s coming to see us when we play North Carolina. That’s what I love about Twitter—all these comic book writers I love, I’m now chatting with on the Internet.

Speaking of movies…

§ Rumors of Robert DeNiro and Jude Law in the THOR movie. Are these TRUE rumors or FAKE rumors? I don’t know, but I loved THE KING OF COMEDY, didn’t you??

§ Also, a rundown of The Current Status Of The Many ‘X-Men’ Related Film Projects at Geeks of Doom. Bottom line: Deadpool UP, Magneto solo film DOWN.


§ For those threatened by Crumb’s take on the Bible, Kristy Valenti recalls the good old days of Picture Stories from the Bible.

§ Breaking: Frank Miller’s new pal, neocon Victor Davis Hanson.
[via Sean T. Collins]

§ Laura Hudson dissects the epochal moment when manga culture became just another element of Friday Night Lights American culture.

§ This column by Alex De Campi on various digital comics platforms is intensely personal and for that reason more interesting than the usual press releases.

§ Today’s Alan Moore interview, on the subject of his new magazine, Dodgem Logic.


  1. It wasn’t aware that Miller was that conservative. Hanson doesn’t write for general audiences. He writes for fellow conservatives, and them only. The pieces of his that I see tend to be the same: Vaguely philosophical laments that claim the country is on the path to ruination, and it’s the fault of those damn liberals.

    Anti-liberal/anti-Obama sentiments are becoming increasingly common; people who feel that way are becoming increasingly organized. Their states of mind run from a vague sense of unease to the conviction that Obama and his allies are plotting to declare martial law and send good Christian (white) people to concentration camps. Observers see conscious or subconscious racism — they just can’t accept that Obama is president — in those beliefs, but it may be that they really believe that liberals, with their secular beliefs, are truly evil. Neither belief is rational.

    Hanson expresses a distaste for popular culture, but it doesn’t make sense to view all popular culture through a political lens. Such disaffection probably has the same roots that, say, Pat Buchanan’s dismay at the state of modern society does. Older white conservative men aren’t in charge of things any more, and they find that distressing.