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{July 12, 2010}   RIP Harvey Pekar UPDATED

The comic book world lost one of its greats. So sad to hear about Harvey Pekar‘s death today at 70. Flavorwire pays tribute with a “What Harvey Liked” feature.

UPDATE: NPR remembers Pekar


Already out is The Muppet Show Comic Books, so I’m so excited that there’s a Fraggle Rock Comic book in the works – coming in April 2010! MTV’s Splashpage as some images from the flip book that’s going to be free as part of this year’s Free Comic Book Day

{January 13, 2010}   A Muppet Show Comic?

How much did I love LOVE the Muppet Show? Well, there are no words to the fond memories I have of the show as a child! Now as an adult, um, well kids and my adult self can re-experience the whole muppet gang through a series of comic books!!! Out today, so visit your local comic book store!

USA Today has two articles featured the supernatural beings.

  • The first, if you ever find yourself turned into a Vampire, Werewolf or Zombies these books might come in handy
  • And this sounds exciting – Steven King is on board for a series of comics about the evolution of vampires due out in March 2010!

@cableandtweed via twitter posted video in three parts for the musical Batman: The Brave & The Bold featuring non-other than Neil Patrick Harris. Below is part one. Here’s the link to part 2 and part 3

{October 21, 2009}   North 40 Comic

Read an interview with Andrew Williams author of ‘North 40‘ and 7 pages from the comic about a town that is confronted by evil forces.

  • TrotskyI heard about this graphic novel a few months ago and I meant to mention it then, but it slipped my mind. Maybe one of the best graphic novels of the year: Rick Geary’s graphic biography: Trotsky
  • fergusoncoverMaybe the least popular of the late night tv hosts, I think Craig Ferguson’s show is really good. He’s written a memoir called American on Purpose and it is reportedly very good.

And two books I found via Entertainment Weekly:

  • SupergirlsThe Supergirls by Mike Madrid about the “evolution of female comic-book characters” that is “just obsessive enough about women who wear capes and boots to be cool, but not creepy.” Cheers to that!
  • chronic_cityAnd finally, Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem about anxiety and isolation in Manhattan. Ah, juxtaposition; got to love it! (Click on the link above to read a selection from the book.)

For the last couple of weeks USAToday has published Superman Comics. Next week marks the end, so just in time for the finale catch up with the previous 11 installments.

{September 10, 2009}   Models Inc.

A little bit ago I told you about Tim Gunn being turned into a super hero. Here’s some more details.

Marvel Comics has a bunch of comics going on sale this week and you can get previews of many of them. Check it out!

et cetera