If a reader today is at all familiar with Walt Kelly's long-running comic strip Pogo, their familiarity may simply be with the most widely circulated quote from the strip, “We have met the enemy, and he is us,” which appeared in the strip in 1970 and the same year on a poster for the first Earth Day celebration, and was repeated in 1971. But just as there is much more to this simple quote — which appeared over twenty years into the strip's run — than a simple environmental message, there is so much more to Pogo, the masterwork of one of the greatest cartoonists ever to have lived.
Two of my greatest loves in life are Christmas and comics, and so it's always a treat for me when the two cross over in that most wonderful of things: the holiday special. Even when those things are bad, they're still kind of good, because it's Christmas, and you're feeling charitable. But sometimes the introduction of Christmas-themed elements are not what you expect. Here are ten appearances by Christmas folk that might confound you, and that's even without mentioning that time Aquaman saved the baby Jesus from pirates by mind-controlling a giant squid.
Video: The Pet Collective imagines "Teenage Average Normal Turtles" in its new live action parody vid.
Gaming: What's up with this crazy new Pokemon X/Y Mewtwo-lookin' dude?
Toys: The upcoming Iron Man 3 Marvel Select Iron man Mark 42 and War Machine action figures are going to look a little something like this.
Gaming: The new Marvel Heroes Living Legend Premium Pack collects a whole bunch of Caps.
Video: Walt Kelly's complete storyboard for his "We Have
Anime: The English version of the new Iron Man: Rise of Technovore trailer is now online, in all its technovoring glory.
Upcoming: Oni Press has revealed a "Death by Cuteness" variant cover for Helheim #2 by Katie Cook and colorist Nick Filardi. It'll be available through Oni on April 24th.
Cartoons: Fox teases its ADHD lineup with a new sizzle reel that includes new Axe Cop footage.
Digital: Writer Dave Eggers and artist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo) has a new comic up at Trip City.
Toys: Fans headed to the May 17-19 Dallas Comic Co
In any niche interest, there is a skewed view of history, an ordering of importance based on the people or events that contributed to your cause, your hobby, your particular area of focus. A sort of
Man, I hate to even mention this so early in the new year, but as folks (especially in the realm of freelancing) begin thinking about tax season, it's important to at least try to comfort your weary mind with some reassuring implications of government spending