Friday, March 01, 2013


For Robot 6 this week, I had a piece on the death, or, perhaps "death" of Damian "Robin" Wayne, as well as a piece introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy who appeared in the first issue of the Brian Michael Bendis/Steve McNiven volume of the series (a first issue numbered #0.1, rather than #1, because...I don't know, why).

You guys know that Guardians of the Galaxy is the next Marvel super-team movie, right? I know they didn't put "The Avengers Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby" in the opening credits of The Avengers, I wonder if they Guardians movie have "Based on the team created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan, and featuring characters created by Steve Engleheart, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, Steve Gan, Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Dan Heck, Mike Friedrich and Jim Starlin, and recently popularized in comics by Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning"....?

Anyway, I'm kind of fascinated by how old all of those characters are (They were all created between 1960 and 1976), and how recent their (relative) popularity is, and the fact that the new writer isn't one of the writers that made them so (relatively) popular.

Well, that's mostly all I wrote about Big Two superheroes this week, aside from the too-few posts here on EDILW.

Over at Good Comics For Kids, I participated in a roundtable discussion about Derf's My Friend Dahmer with fellow contributors Robin Brenner, Esther Keller and Mike Pawuk.

In this week's Las Vegas Weekly, I have a review of Geneviève Castrée's quite excellent Susceptible.

And, finally, at ComicsAlliance I have a review of Nemo: Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's latest comic from the world of their League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.


Akilles said...

I`m surprised, that you discussed about a comic that tells about a dude who knew a serial killer, on a site devoted to kids comics. Not shocked, but very surprised.

Akilles said...

Oh. So the point of the roundtable is discussing about books geared towards 12-18 year old readers. Well, makes sense.

Caleb said...

Yeah, Good Comics For Kids covers comics for, um, kids, but we discussed MY FRIEND DAHMER because it made a Young Adult library awards/list thingee and, if you've read it, you'll see part of the discussion was whether or not the book is really appropriate for teens, and it if deserved some of the awards for teens it earned.