Morning Article Link: I Thought They Only Flipped Japanese Panels?

English: Sunday comic strip layout when arrang...

English: Sunday comic strip layout when arranged to fill half of a newspaper page, based on diagrams in Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, page 14. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While checking out the structure of panels, Bully the Little Stuffed Bull made an interesting observation in Wolverines #1 and a recent Captain America comic about how panels and artwork seemed at odds with each other. But about the article title: I thought Scott McCloud was still alive. Why does nobody tell me anything?

 

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Darkhawk #5

Darkhawk #5

Don’t you love family reunions?

Darkhawk #5

Marvel (July, 1991)

“Fury From Beyond”
WRITER: Danny Fingeroth
PENCILER: Mike Manley
INKER: Ricardo Villagran
COLORISTS: Joe Rosas & Kevin Tinsley
LETTERER: Joe Rosen
EDITOR: Howard Mackie

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Greg Rucka & Dan DiDio Revisit The 00s

Infinite Crisis "Earth 8"

It’s time for the last of the Convergence podcasts looking into the past. This time Greg Rucka joins Dan Didio and CBR’s Jeffery Renaud to look at the last old decade of the pre-52, the 2000s. As you should guess, I’m not a huge fan of this period. Stuff that would be regular in the New 52 may or may not have started before this period but this is when all the grimdark stuff really started taking hold, cities (and little girls) were blown to kingdom come (not to be confused with Kingdom Come), and secret identities were slowly shoved aside.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> The Batman Adventures #22

The Batman Adventures #22

All those TVs and nothing good on.

The Batman Adventures #22

DC Comics (July, 1994)

“Good Face Bad Face”
WRITER: Kelley Puckett
PENCILER: Mike Parobeck
INKER: Rick Burchett
COLORIST: Rick Taylor
LETTERER: Richard Starkings
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo
EDITOR: Scott Peterson

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Morning Article Link: The Suicide Squad’s All Here

Adam Cray, Suicide Squad #46.

Adam Cray, Suicide Squad #46. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Comic Book Resources has a group photo of the cast, in costume, of the new live-action Suicide Squad movie. Log your complaints now and prepare to see those costumes in the comics soon.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Superman #75

Insert Divergence joke here.

Insert Divergence joke here.

Superman #75 (second printing)

DC Comics (January, 1993)

“Doomsday!”
WRITER/ARTIST: Dan Jurgens
FINISHES: Brett Breeding
COLORIST: Glenn Whitmore
LETTERER: John Costanza
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Jennifer Frank
EDITOR: Mike Carlin

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Jake & Leon #245: Free Comic Book Despair

Based on a true story. Sadly, mine.

Based on a true story. Sadly, mine.

Yes, I spelled “despair” wrong on the comic page. I fought to make deadline, which I didn’t for The Clutter Reports this week. But as you saw from last night’s bonus article (or if you missed it because it was late and just after a video posting, here it is) my review of FCBD was one of disappointment. I guess Jake’s didn’t go so well, either.

We’ve finally gotten there, folks. Tonight it’s the review of Superman’s death. Thursday we finish Transformers: The Movie and all the Marvel-produced Transformers stories. Next week begins Dreamwave’s run and I have a special set-up for that. Meanwhile Saturday will feature the last Amalgam comic I own, which means the last chapter of the Access trilogy is coming before we’re all done with the crossovers unless something else pops up somewhere.

On the article side the last of the Convergence podcasts is coming up followed by a more detailed rant as to why the Divergence preview bothered me so much (after I look into this event a bit more). I don’t know what else is coming but I have a eulogy to finish writing and I need to start making that a priority. On a more positive note, I DID get my press pass to ConnectiCon 2015 so I have to start getting ready for that as well. Hope to see some of you there, although they’re up against San Diego Comic Con again. But we have Star Trek and new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actors coming this year, so I think we’ll be all right.