Masses of Powers

Tuesday is the day before new comics come out, and Joe McCulloch has your weekly guide to the most interesting-sounding new releases.

We are continuing to add to our collection of tributes to Kim Thompson. New additions include those of Mike Catron, Helena G. Harvilicz, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, and Tony Millionaire.

We also have a ten-minute video from the 2001 San Diego Comic-Con, in which Gary Groth, Kim Thompson, and Mike Catron discuss the early days of Fantagraphics.

—A nice off-site tribute to Kim Thompson from Matthias Wivel and a very funny one from the inimitable Bully.

—Greg Hunter at Big Other reviews David B's Incidents in the Night, and Impossible Mike at HTMLGiant reviews CF's Mere. It's nice to see some of the smaller literary sites engage with more ambitious comics instead of just slumming.

—Chicago Weekly interviews Ivan Brunetti, Gil Roth interviews both Brunetti and Michael Kupperman, Inkstuds interviews Cathy Malkasian, and Tell Me Something I Don't Know interviews John Porcellino.

Dan Clowes draws Chicago, and explains the picture.

—Mark Waid explains why he isn't getting any money for the incredibly successful Man of Steel movie, which apparently uses some ideas from comics he's written.

—I don't advertise too many of these kinds of thing on here, but tomorrow Last Gasp is having a huge underground comics sale.

3 Responses to Masses of Powers

  1. Paul Slade says:

    As a matter of interest, does Man of Steel carry the additional “By special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family” credit DC has started adding to Superman’s comics in June 2013?

    It was one of the clauses the family claimed DC had never lived up to in the 2001 settlement letter the company’s now relying on, and its original wording specifies its use “on ‘Superman’ comics and other publications, movies and television programs”. Details in the final postscript here:

  2. Ronald Bronstein says:

    Re: Clowes draws Chicago.

    Holy shit! That’s Dan Pussey and Dr. Infinity in the window on the lower left.

  3. Paul Slade says:

    Remind’s me of Xamie’s Theme Time Radio poster:

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