Today on the site:
We will continue to post tributes to the late Spain Rodriguez as they come in. And Tucker, Abhay and Nate bring an extra-long version of the column. Tucker has many comics reviews and Abhay explains Grant Morrison for the un- (or just under-) initiated.
My favorite part of the “Grant Morrison Vs. The Word Aspiring” section was Morrison declaring, “I was even a guest on panels at comics conventions”, referring to a UK comic convention that took place somewhere between 1979 and 1982. We’ve all lived long enough where admitting you attended a comic convention in the UK between 1979 and 1982 is a strategy for winning an argument, and not character evidence being used against someone accused of interfering with preschoolers. Bam Pow.
See? You have your Friday all set now. Elsewhere:
-The Washington Post on Spain.
-Chris Ware gets the lengthy New York Review of Books treatment. Plus bonus Gore Vidal quote.
-The late 19th/early 20th century German magazine Jugend held many comic and illustration treasures. Here are some.
-Dan Zettwoch on holiday time.
-The latest episode of Comic Books Are Burning in Hell is up. Good news: Punisher is discussed.
-To play you into your weekend: It’s The Hulk on drums.