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Jiro Taniguchi

Weekender: Red Virgin, Harlowe Vanished, And A Secret Convergence


The weekend is here! Put down your paperwork, throw your stationery out of the window, and do a victory spin in your office chair, because it’s time to catch up on that greatest of all media: comics! What’s been going on this week? There’s so much comics that there’s no way anybody can keep up with all of it — so Weekender is here to catch you up on some of the stories you may have missed, and some of the best writing about comics from the past few days.

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The Walking (Super) Man: Reading Jiro Taniguchi Through the Filter of Clark Kent


Jiro Taniguchi’s The Walking Man is a quiet delight, full of poetic, solitary gentleness and the space between things. Collected in English in a very beautiful padded hardcover by Ponent Mon, it tells the story of a man with a pleasant face who takes neighborhood walks... and that’s the whole book. You should read it, and reflect on it; it's well worth your time. For my part, I couldn’t help but look at it through culture-tinted spectacles. I read it and I thought of Superman, the whole way through.

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Link Ink: Marvel’s Disney XD Lineup, Mario Thinks With Portals and a Mangaka’s Minor Planet


TV: Disney XD has revealed the short form series that will fill out its Marvel programming block starting April 1. Segments include "Master Class," which features Joe Quesada explaining how artists bring characters to life, and an exploration of theoretical IRL superhero tech called "What Would It Take...

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