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Dave Gibbons Watches The Watchmen


After reading the latest posts by Dave Gibbons from the past two weeks on the Warner Bros. sponsored Watchmen blog, I'm feeling a strong vibe that director Zach Snyder could be a good choice to helm the movie adaptation of this classic 80s tale after all...

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The Comics Page: Rich Koslowski


In a previous comics blogging life not so long ago, you may have read my first look piece about Rich Koslowski's newest project, B.B. Wolf & The L.P.s, in collaboration with writer Johnnie Arnold.

Rich has been a very busy guy lately, completing B.B. ...

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The Genius Behind ‘Blankets’ Competes for a Grammy Award


A few months ago, I kicked off my almost-weekly Comics Page feature with a look at the treasure trove of art and music that is Doot Doot Garden, the blog home of my pal Craig Thompson, nee of the classic and award-winning Blankets and, in my opinion, his even awesomer memoir, Carnet de Voyage...

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FYI to DC Comics: It’s the PRICE!


With the success of Showcase Presents series of 500-page plus reprints chock full of Silver Age material selling, not only in comic books shops but bookstore chains all over, I'm not surprised DC is considering shelving their Archives line of collections, according to Publishers Weekly...

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Are You Getting a Degree in Graphic Novels?


What started out being an oddity -- college classes and programs devoted to the study and creation of comics -- is quickly becoming a full-fledged trend, according to this interesting Associated Press feature picked up by USA Today...

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The Comics Page: Bryan Talbot


For most American comics fans, it's pretty safe to say Bryan Talbot isn't a household name in the American comics industry. But he ought to be...

Many of you Neil Gaiman-heads certainly recall Bryan's work throughout the Sandman series, and during that time he produced Mask, one of the more compelling and early Legends of the Dark Knight mini-arcs (continuity and safe movie marketing killed this once-entertaining Batman anthology series)...

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Forget Jack: Heath’s The REAL Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’


I braved the rain, fog and a 160-mile round trip to San Antonio Friday just to spend five minutes examining The Dark Knight's arch nemesis The Joker, as channeled by Aussie Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger, in a very well publicized prologue sequence preceding the IMAX debut of I Am Legend...

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Virgin Comics: A Mix of Indian Culture, Hollyweird and Jenna Jameson?


When you read/listen to NPR's report about the development of Virgin Comics, at first glance, you may be pretty impressed that those with deep pockets -- multi-billionaire Richard Branson, self-help guru Deepak Chopra and film director Shekhar Kapur -- are investing a lot of cash in developing comics based on Hindu mythology...

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How to Survive Your ‘Heroes’ Winter Withdrawal… And You Might Learn Something Too!


So, how did it feel NOT to have a new ep of Heroes to watch last Monday (or in my case reading my blogstress-in-crime Carol Orsini's awesome recaps the day after)?

Should you be looking to immerse yourself in all Heroes-related things during the coming holiday season -- maybe hitting the DVR to review Volume 2 or catching up on the first collection of online Heroes stories recently published by DC Comics -- here's an unusual freebie worth considering, straight from the good folks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known to the world at large as MIT...

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