Today on the site: Joe McCulloch on the week in comics, with a side dish.
And Tim Hanley reviews Noah Berlatsky’s book, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism.
Noah Berlatsky loves Golden Age Wonder Woman comic books, to the exclusion of all others. His new book, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948, is a detailed and often fascinating look at this era, and his appreciation for the work of William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter is evident throughout. Many historians see early Wonder Woman comics as an oddity, an interesting but bizarre run laden with mixed messages about feminism and fetishism. Berlatsky sees them as brilliant works of art.
More on Charlie Hebdo today (and I’m keeping these links limited because we’re still in the quick reactions phase and Tim did such a great job of tracking the various strands of thought yesterday):
Tim Kreider writes eloquently about the power of cartooning for the New York Times.
Ruben Bolling contributes more thoughts on the matter.
In other news, a few pleasant diversions:
Here’s a nice local paper story on D&Q’s Moomin publishing initiative.
A couple episodes of the very bizarre 1970s Japanese Spider-Man television show are now online.
The longtime cartoonist Jack Katz is trying out a fundraiser for his new comic.