Good morning, & welcome to another week of comics talk.
First, Ken Parille performs another comic-book dissection, and this time his laboratory frog is the spearhead of DC’s bold new 52 initiative, Justice League #1. As Ken put it elsewhere: “Normally I write about comics I like and try to explain what’s interesting about them. This time I take a different approach.”
An energized Frank Santoro’s back to layouts, and comparing two of his favorites: Gilbert Hernandez and CF.
And Chris Ware has just released a comic story available to be read only on the iPad. I haven’t read it yet, but Sean T. Collins has, and he has a review for you right over here.
Michael Dooley allows Percy Crosby’s daughter a platform to discuss her father’s views on politics, peanut butter, and organized crime.
The Paris Review posts a report from the Friars Club release party of Drew Friedman’s latest collection of old Jewish comedian portraits.
Brendan Burford has good taste.
Jacque Nodell talked with Jim Steranko about his only romance comic, and reprints the color guides.
And finally, don’t forget that the Dylan Williams Divine Invasion art auction is still going on. There is some beautiful work for sale. [Jason T. Miles is running another eBay benefit auction for Williams's family, too.]