Some things you really should read!
§ The A.V. Club tackles 21 artists who changed mainstream comics (for better or worse) , and posting this before SDCC means there will always be something to talk about at cocktail parties. Seriously, it’s great to see Carl Barks on the list–Barks and the funny comics tradition in general have been slipping down the charts in recent years. (It’s obvious that Barks and other Disney comics had a huge influence on Robert Crumb, for one.) Some of the other choices are odd or debatable, but that’s what lists are for, right?
§ Another list! Another debate! Complex presents The 40 Most Violent Comics Ever…Devil Dinosaur? If you say so…
§ Scott McCloud reviews ASTERIOS POLYP and puts it in a whole new light. Honest.
§ Paola Loriggio at the Toronto Star investigates Supergirl’s new (under)clothes in a well-written wide-ranging piece, even though we weren’t quoted. But see also Chris Butcher’s unedited comments. Maybe we’ll run ours someday.