Entries Tagged as 'Comics'

Death of Comics Reboot

DC rebirth, movies are better, Chris Ware stinks. UPDATED

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Take aways from the publicity surrounding the “reboot” of DC’s line of comics:

– Starting over as issue #1 means not being bound by previous story line.  So maybe Lois and Clark aren’t married. Now what? “Part of the nature of culture is that we retell stories that are meaningful to…

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All the Lonely People

The Acme Novelty Library, Number 20 examines an unexamined life.

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

When did cartoonist Chris Ware lose his sense of humor and  turn all Eleanor Rigby on us? Ware has always veered towards the lonely, pathetic, side of life. The Acme Novelty Library, Number 20: Lint follows in the footsteps of Rusty Brown, Jimmy Corrigan and the half-legged woman from Acme Novelty…

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Marvel Boycott

Seth says Disney corporation lies about Jack Kirby's role at Marvel.

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments

A number of comics websites are calling for a boycott of Marvel Comics, specifically any Marvel product (and that includes a lot more than actual comics) that have anything to do with characters or stories created by the late, great Jack Kirby after a federal judge in New York declared that Kirby’s heirs had…

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Sons and Brothers

Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba find mortality a re-occuring tradition.

July 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Craig Thompson of Blankets fame asks a silly question in the introduction to Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s Daytripper:  “Does Art Enhance Our Lives Or Distract From It?” Then he makes what might be an unpopular decision between fantasy and reality comics. (And shouldn’t that be, “Our Life”?)

“The Superhero,” he says,…

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Calling Joe Sacco…Progress In Gaza?

Who to believe regarding improvements in the Palestinian territories.

June 26th, 2011 · No Comments

A story in today’s New York Times (June 26) gives the impression that conditions are on the rebound in Gaza. It’s been the Rabbit’s impression that over the years the media hasn’t done a good job reporting the abhorrent living conditions in the Palestinian territories, as if it’s something everyone already knows.…

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Palmistry

God's hand-job grants deliverance to an unlikely saint.

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The unnamed protagonist of Stigmata is not the sort of man you’d expect God to visit. Big, unruly, alcoholic and prone to violence, he lives on society’s margins, seemingly in need of divine intervention. Yet he has a humble, saintly side as well. When God appears, in the form of desperate-looking…

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Digging Up A Deadly Past

Joe Sacco's Footnotes In Gaza reminds us that senseless killing has a long history in the Palestinian territories.

June 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Gaza Flotilla Raid in May that left nine dead and dozens wounded has already faded into the background of oil-soaked news. While in Seattle earlier this month, the Rabbit witnessed attempts at keeping the issue alive: dueling protests on the University of Washington campus in which both bullhorned sides…

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Unfortunate

Chris Ware skews the Fortune 500.

April 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Fortune magazine has allegedly rejected a cover illustration that Chris Ware provided. Check it out…seems it might strike a little too close to home for the pro-finance cheerleaders at Fortune. Our favorite part of the drawing? The chopper dropping cash on the 500 edifice? The Chinese off-loading dollars? Or that tea…

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Head Trip

Daniel Johnston's comic art gets inside his--and your--skull.

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

In Daniel Johnston’s art, it’s all about the head. Big heads, hollowed-out heads, tiny heads, duck and cat and mouse heads, severed heads, devil heads, heads with one eye and heads with many eyes waving on tentacles. No matter how many characters and twisted setting pieces fill one of his…

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Captain America Hates America

...and makes the right cry for political correctness.

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments

In a situation that is truly comic, political correctness has come to the kettle as well as the pot.  This piece posted on Yahoo News highlights the wringing of  Tea Bag hands over a demonstration illustrated in Marvel’s Captain America #602.  Although the illustration seems to ring true with what we…

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