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Today on the site Kristian Williams reviews The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks:

Future Shocks collects some of Moore’s earliest humor work from 2000 A.D. (the magazine, not the year). Most of the stories are short, just a couple of pages, but some combine to make up a longer, ludicrous arc. Though they date from the early eighties, they feel like they belong to an earlier era: the humor is a little like the early Mad — oddball and mocking — often mixed with the morbid twist-ending of old E.C. comics.

And elsewhere on internet… Tom Spurgeon offers a modest proposal that we writers-about-comics link creator’s names to their creations when writing about whatever the latest iteration of those properties. It’s a good idea, and one that can build the idea of those linkages to, one hopes, will highlight the debt we owe to those artists.

No transitions here: This is a Hodler link special: Plastic Man in Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow; TCJ contributors Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone write about some recent movies. J. Caleb Mozzocco on the book Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist

A final reminder: Your applications for the Santoro Correspondence Course are due today! Frank also has some comic-making format options up here.

Last but not least, fave local comic shop and culture producer Desert Island is celebrating its 4th anniversary tonight with a blowout party from 7 to 9 pm. On the docket: Beer and 20% of everything. 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211.


5 Responses to Photo Finish

  1. Paul Tumey says:

    Thanks, Dan, as always, for the plug. So far, it’s generated 126 page views of the Plastic Man in Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow post. Nice!

  2. patrick ford says:

    So when is Fantagraphics going to publish (on paper) your Midnight book?
    Let’s get on with it, what’s the hold-up?

  3. Jeet Heer says:

    Is Midnight public domain or owned by DC? I thought he was, alas, a character DC had bought out.

    • Paul Tumey says:

      Hey Jeet,

      I think the character may be owned by DC, but the Quality Comics stories are public domain. That is what the good folks at Digital Comic Museum say. I think that means it may be legal to reprint the Cole stories, but not to make any new stories with Midnight without licensing the character. I could be wrong about this. The recent Quality Companion book reprinted a Midnight story with no consequences. BTW, love your work.

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