There's a downside to being a fictional character in heroic literature, aside from being beholden to the whims of an author or the deadly danger a character is so often subjected to. The role requires a certain remove from the rest of humanity, and warm, reciprocal relationships with others. To s
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* True Brits
^ The beating of wings
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* ^ % ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 5
Did you imagine that the previous Absolute volumes reprinting the Sandma
This week, Top Shelf released the latest volume of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. In Century: 1969, Moore and O'Neill continue their tour of 20th century literature, and to say that it's something I was looking forward to is a bi
The much anticipated second volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century will be among the many auspicious Top Shelf releases available this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Subtitled 1969, the graphic novella by Alan Moore and Kevi
One of the biggest disappointments I face on a regular basis is that while I have a deep and abiding love of both LEGO and super-heroes, there just aren't a lot of ways to bring those two things together
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Since 1982, the last week in September has been observed as Banned Books Week, during which readers are reminded that there are still people out there trying to get books like "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Diary of Anne Frank" -- yes, "The Diary of Anne Frank" -- banned from schools and libraries. In the year 2010. Yeah, I know.
Comics have been
Our quote of the week comes from the Jessamine County Public Library board meeting, where members of the Kentucky community gathered to discuss the firing of several library employees who withheld award-winning Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" from patrons, and whether or not the award-winning graphic novel was "porn":
"Darryl Diddle, a Wilmore minister, presented a petition signed by 950 asking that three more of the library's works be removed. And DeWayne Brewer, Broo
History: How Superman defeated the KKK. (io9)
Controversy: Turns out that one of the library workers -- not librarians -- in Kentucky who refused to lend "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier" to a child had actually kept the book out of circulation for all patrons for over a year by checking it over and over herself, and even
-- Even if you're not a consumerist, this animated video by Japanese illustrator Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton is pretty brilliant, despite the hyper-branding.
-- Heading to NYC between this November and next April? Check out this career retrospective of "Batman" and "Sween