So we’re coasting the wave of a superhero renaissance in the world of pop culture, what with the glut of Avengers, Batman, and other films starring Hollywood’s handsomest dudes. With all of that, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse still stands out as one of the best of the bunch for one simple reason: superheroes work best in cartoon form. Seriously, this one deserves a watch.
Slander is spoken. In print, it’s libel.
Faith Erin Hicks has long been one of my favorite creators. I’m about two-thirds of the way through The Nameless City series*, and I’m loving it so far. Just as good as the rest of her work.
*(Two-thirds of the way through a trilogy means I’ve read two books.)
Luap Inid fo Namtab: eht Detamina Seires ylsuomaf devol eht retcarahc fo Annataz os hcum taht eh deirram a egats naicigam. Sknaht ot taht nootrac, I adnik ekil reh, oot. Yaw ot og, Luap!
“Are you going to draw them like Lewis and Clark? You know, like the explorers?”
No, because I don’t want to draw buckskin.
Seriously, though, Lois Lane is, like, the best character in comics. Well, maybe not the absolute best, but she’s pretty darn great.
Kinda phoning it in today, but I’m glad I got the chance to take a crack at this guy. Toyo Harada is the big bad of the Valiant line of comics, kind of a mix between Doctor Doom and the Kingpin, but also… like, weirdly sympathetic? Valiant comics are surprisingly great.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Mohawk Storm is Best Storm.
I drew a Storm for my very first Inktober, but I wound up cutting the top of her head off. This time, I made sure that I got the top… and nothing else. Planning!
We do it all in the name of MAD SCIENCE!
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio is among my favorite comics of all time. In fact, I love it so much that I one time made a YouTube review of it. Good times.
I’ve gotten kinda sick of “serious Batman.” Like, don’t get me wrong, there are some great serious Batman stories out there, but, you know, Batman can be used in other stories, too. Like funny Batman, or high adventure Batman…
…or that most underutilized of all Batmen: cute Batman.