On the Comics Internet, every week brings a new announcement of a bold new direction, or a cryptic teaser for the next big event. But with all that promotion, it might come as a surprise that the comic I'm most excited about for 2012 is one most American readers have probably never heard of
Comics writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Elk's Run) wrote an anti-piracy piece the other day that talks about how it's time for consumers to stop being selfish and start actively campaigning against piracy in support of comics creators and the industry. It's interesting, and a pretty good example of the plight of the
Jamie Delano's "Rawbone" -- a recent four-issue series from Avatar that, from what we can tell, is entirely about pirates raping each other until they die -- is not very good. In fact, it's been referred to as "frankly, f---ing disgusting and completely insane," and considering that diagnosis came from Warren Ellis himself, that's saying something.
It is, how
Thanks to the folks at Piratron, we now have a mashup of two of our favorite things: Giant transforming robots, and pirates.
They're 20 bucks each, but if money is no object, I humbly suggest that you order enough for two teams, get all your friends to gear up with red and purple bandanas, and have a massive Autopirate vs. Deceptipirate battle for the fate of Cybarrrtron.
(As a side note, Transformer
ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.
HE KNOWS KUNG FU AND A PLACE YOU CAN GET GREAT HOT DOGS -- Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #1
The title of the first story in this one-shot anthology is "Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu & Deadpool in: The Annual Race to Benefit Various and Sundry Evil Organizations and Also the Homeless (Now With Beer and Hot Dogs)."
So I hope you believe me when I highly recommend that you read this book.
A flurry of speculation swept across the Internet this morning as news filtered in that prominent file-sharing site The Pirate Bay had been sold to a Swedish Gaming Company to the tune of $8 million. As of posting time, this news hasn't altered the website's functi