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    Is this my hidden mutant power--the ability to screw up absolutely any decent situation?


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Archive for November, 2006

Terrible News: Dave Cockrum Passes Away

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Oh, man. Dave Cockrum has died. I guess a lot of people my age don’t really know who Dave Cockrum is, which is a shame. My dad is a HUGE Cockrum fan, though, so I’ve been looking at the man’s art and hearing about him since I could hold a comic book in my hands. […]

New Avengers #25 Reviews

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

People are talking about it… Silver Bullet: From a critic who has definitely NOT liked Civil War to date, “…this issue was probably the coolest print having to do with Civil War in any way, shape or form.” Comixfan: “Not only has it offered a distinct tone and viewpoint of the war for each chapter […]

Bendis, The Greek Goddess?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Whoa — my idol shares a name with a Greek goddess? According to Wikipedia.com, “Bendis was a Thracian goddess of the hunt whom the Greeks identified with Artemis, and hence with the other two aspects of the former Minoan Triple Goddess, Hecate and Persephone. She was a huntress, like Artemis, but was accompanied by dancing […]

Madman Lands At Image

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Madman Gargantua!, an 852 page, full color hardcover that collects every Madman story from Madman, Madman Adventures, Madman Comics, the Madman Super King-Size Groovy Special and a load of additional material. Check out the news. About time this character came back!

What’s With Kramer?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I gotta get serious for a minute, gang… Okay, here’s what the AP said: “Michael Richards said Monday he spewed racial epithets during a stand-up comedy routine because he lost his cool while being heckled and not because he’s a bigot.” I wasn’t involved. I have seen the video, it’s pretty rough, and I’m sure […]

New Bendis!

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

It’s always cause for celebration when word of a new Bendis title hits! Check it out: way back when, I blogged about New Avengers: Illuminati, which was written by — yes — Bendis. And only did a little something like set up a little something called, oh, Civil War! (It’s my opinion that CW would […]

Poem: What It Felt Like

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

(Written by Kyra Sellers in ninth grade) [NOTE from the poetess: Some asshole hacked into my computer at home and stole a bunch of shitty poems I wrote when I was stupid. He’s posting them on the web and I can’t stop him.] Sweetness And light (Like Mom used to say to me, so sarcastic, […]

Neil Gaiman Speaks!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

If you’ve read the book, then you know: The two comic book creators who are most important to Fanboy and Goth Girl are Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman. “Most important” might be an understatement, actually. It’s fair to say there’s some level of obsession going on there. Anyway, since Messrs. Bendis and Gaiman are […]

Barry in NYC

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Barry appeared at a very cool, very fun author reading at the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library on November 1. The event was organized by David Levithan (Wide Awake) and included a truly amazing slate of talented YA authors: Jordan Sonnenblick (Notes from the Midnight Driver), Natalie Standiford (Parallel Parking), Blake […]

Fanboy Meets Teen Vogue

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Yes, it’s the crossover you NEVER thought you’d see! The November issue of Teen Vogue (the one with Kirsten Dunst on the cover) discusses The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl in its “People Are Talking About” section on page 100. Reviewer Lucy Madison does a great job summing up the book’s storyline for […]