We're back from the long weekend here.
Patrick Rosenkranz has written the obituary for the crucial underground figure Gary Arlington.
Gary Arlington started what might have been the world’s first comic book shop in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1968. The San Francisco Comic Book Company began inauspiciously in a small storefront on 23rd Street, where he offered duplicate copies of his EC Comics collection for sale. By a twist of fate, the store became ground central for the explosion of underground comix that began that same year with the publication of Zap Comix #1 by an unknown artist named Robert Crumb. Arlington soon began to sell Zapalong with his vintage comics and new Marvel and DC titles.
And it's Tuesday so, as I write this, one Joe McCulloch of Pennsylvania is frantically writing the week in comics.
Well, Marjane Satrapi has directed a Ryan Reynolds movie about a guy who takes killing commands from his cats. That's sort of awesome.
The Washington Post on Bill Finger. Tom Spurgeon interviews Ron Marz.
Chris Mautner interviews Kevin Scalzo.
Comics about the Civil Rights movement.
A couple year-end lists.... Forbidden Planet and Jared Gardner.