The Light That You Shine Can Be Seen – Part 3

In the conclusion of Tegan’s look back at Knightfall, she makes her way to the other lodestone creator of 90s Batman iconography: filmmaker Joel Schumaker, whose colorful versions of Gotham City’s most popular inhabitants couldn’t be further from where Bruce Wayne now resides. Or could they?

Impressions of Shirow Masamune, 1983-1997

It’s an artist-on-artist special, as comics and animation veteran Tom Herpich makes his way through 14 years’ worth of manga by that inspiring and infuriating legend, Shirow Masamune, recording his thoughts book by book.

Hare Tonic

Shoes & John Q. Public

Bob is calling class to order, and this time, he’s looking back at Vaughn Shoemaker, the question of who invented the “Q” in John Q. Public, how the Gospels made it past the editing stage, and supplying some professional anecdotes of the way things used to be, professionally..

The Light That You Shine Can be Seen

Tegan begins her latest project with a look at the big guy: Batman, and the “Jim Aparo” who drew him best. Knightfall may not have the most beloved conclusion, but you can’t deny the opening act. Or can you?

Kind Hearts and Coronets – This Week’s Links

They say this world doesn’t make sense until you put your hands on it: but if you’re trying to make sense of the world of comics, you just need to put the part of your hands that are called fingers onto the part of technology that goes click: it’s link time, pal!

Joke Book

The “joke” is the sickly massive scope of human conflict, as Bob reads Tim Fielder’s new graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale and Elsa Morante’s 1974 bestseller History: A Novel.