Link Ink — Wolverine vs. US Health Care, R. Crumb Controversial Again, Alan Moore & Obama
Causes: Ben Templesmith attempts to save a friend from the American health care system by auctioning off a sweet illo of Wolverine to help defray medical bills. (Bleeding Cool)
WTF: "Gotham City Sirens" continues to push the limits of cheesecake/good taste with an issue where Poison Ivy makes a giant, phallic cactus spurt white fluid over a bunch of women. (Factual Opinion)
Controversy: Underground comix creator Robert Crumb proved that he still knows how to start a firestorm, after comments about rape fantasies and men "hating women" sparked complaints at a university. (The Beat)
Humor: The Onion announced the (fake) news today that Alan Moore has been named the official biographer of President Obama:
"As evidenced by his epic run on Swamp Thing #21–64, Moore's deft hand with both sociopolitical commentary and metaphysical violence makes him an ideal choice to chronicle my time in office," Obama said of the author of Watchmen and From Hell, whom he reportedly chose over others on a short list of potential biographers that included Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, and Bob Woodward.
More Causes: If you've got an old car you'd like to donate for a good cause, you can now ask Cash 4 Causes to give the proceeds to the Hero Initiative comics charity. (Newsarama)
Webcomic: Tor.com continues to experiment in "non-traditional publishing" by buying the web-only publishing rights to two graphic novels, Dan Goldman's "Red Light Properties" and an Alan Turing bio called "The Imitation Game" by Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Purvis.
A Tale of Two Houses: Reruns of "House" are currently beating "Dollhouse" in the ratings, and Graeme McMillan examine what the Joss Whedon show could learn from watching Hugh Laurie.