Joe McCulloch offers his usual take on the week in comics, with a bonus mini-essay on Phoebe Gloeckner.
Rob Clough reviewed the latest Jason (& Fabien Vehlmann) book, Isle of 100,000 Graves. This is a really fun story, and personally, I liked it as much as any other Jason I've read.
Department of historical oddities: An Alan Moore/Fantagraphics comic book that never happened.
Jordan Crane's Last Lonely Saturday has been made into a short film.
Department of profiles of important figures:
Dave Moriarty of Rip Off Press in the Austin American-Statesman (via)
And Mickey Mouse maestro Floyd Gottfredson, in The Australian. (also via CR)
The second part of the Walt Disney essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum I linked to last week. In this section, he moves on to evaluating the films (as of the essay's publication in 1975).
Paul Gravett writes about war comics, British and Canadian.
Some of you may remember the Australian tabloid story linked to here last week, in which a controversy was manufactured regarding an upcoming visit by Robert Crumb. Because of that story, the cartoonist has cancelled his appearance. [UPDATE: Tom Spurgeon has additional information here. This is a Spurgeon-heavy post today! It is good to have him back.]
Luc Sante once wanted to be a cartoonist? Who knew?
The A.V. Club tours the house where Siegel and Shuster created Superman.
Christopher Allen reviews the new issue of the Comics Journal.