- Tons of great photobooth pictures.
- The MODOK Gallery of Fine Art.
- Crappy Photoshop “manips” of actresses, making them into superheroines.
- Even More Crappy X-Men Art, including an Emma Frost you can never unsee.
- Oh, speaking of MODOK, the generally-useless Joe Fridays at Newsarama give us a bit of a sneak peek at a forthcoming storyline dubbed MODOK’s Eleven. Eric Powell’s cover may be my favorite.
- Some Neoconservatives are upset at Battlestar Galactica. You know, if your political views mean that you are bothered that the show features an ineffectual leader, condemns secret trials and executions, and features insurgents as heroes against a foreign menace, then maybe you need to take a look at who you’re supporting.
- This is what waterboarding looks like. The current administration says it is not torture. They seem to say a lot of things that aren’t true at all.
- Lewis Black is angry. This is nothing new, but this time he’s talking about customer service and really, companies need to listen to him:
Black has given lousy service a lot of thought (back in the day he used to provide it–as a bartender who “didn’t know how to bartend”). He jabs his meaty digit at the root of the problem. “From the time I was born, every waking moment in American business has been devoted to the bottom line. I don’t think companies think about service as service. They’re worrying about whether the company’s growing at 9%. But a company can grow and–hey, Enron GREW, you f–king morons!”
- Why I read Â¡Journalista!:
I missed this last week, but it bears mentioning: Gemstone Publishing has decided to suspend four of its six Disney-reprint comics titles, due to soft market conditions, according to the weblog Disney Comics Worldwide. Confirmation would seem to be present in Gemstone’s subscriptions page, which now offers only Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories. I mention this because Gemstone Publishing is owned by Steve Geppi, who also owns Diamond Comics Distributors, the Direct Market’s sole distributor. In short: Even Steve Geppi can’t sell Disney comics in comics shops, and he’s the closest the market has to a dictator.
We’re all fucked, aren’t we?
- Ye Olde Comic Blogge finds it hard to hate Rob Liefeld. Despite my mind-numbing hatred of his art, he really does come across as a nice guy. That is, of course, until you remember he’s screwed over Alan Moore and Rick Veitch on royalty payments and gave us one of the ugliest reprints of a modern superhero comic because he can’t find the original art.
- Signout is a anonymous medical blog that’s beautifully written. This recent entry may be my favorite.
Finally, it appears that Studio 60 is about to get the axe, at least according to Fox News. However, we all know how dubious that particular source can be. Idolator thinks that Sting is a jinx and uses the imminent cancellation as another piece of evidence.