Today on the site:
Hayley Campbell reads Nate Powell’s Any Empire against an extraordinary backdrop and asks a few questions.
Jack Adler, the noted production man at DC Comics from 1946 to 1981, has passed away. Mark Evanier has a summary of Adler’s career. Adler was responsible for the stunning look of DC covers in the 1960s, innovating in color and texture.
Our corporate overlords report that Linda Medley is selling original pages from the yet-to-be-published Starstruck mini-series Galactic Girl Guides. Worth a look for the scans alone.
Sean T. Collins has “Fifteen observations about Craig Thompson’s Habibi. This is the first real response to the book I’ve yet seen.
Jog’s pal Peter Milligan is interviewed about his work for DC’s 52, specifically Red Lanterns, and says:
I suppose one of the main aims of this book is to take what have hitherto been monomaniacal bad guys and turn some of them at least into something more rounded and more compelling.
Gotta start somewhere!
Over at the Forbidden Planet blog there’s a report on an exhibition of work by Maurice Tillieux, whose Murder by High Tide is one my favorite books of this year, even though I’m still trying to figure out a way to write something intelligent about it. Click over for some juicy photos and good info.
And here’s one of my favorite Jack Kirby stories — 1958’s The World is Ours.
Finally, I’ll be giving a talk Thursday night at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at 7 pm, with artist John Haddock. Come and heckle me if you’re near Scottsdale, Arizona.