Lying In The Gutters – 12th March 2012

Lying In The Gutters – 12th March 2012

Happy birthday to Eve.

This is a week in which we said goodbye to Moebius. And Marvel announced a new dedication to comics created for digital devices, exploiting the medium's potential. I sometimes think Jen Giraud was born too soon, he'd have loved digital possibilities. I ran a video with Giraud sketching on a tablet – it was the first time he'd seen one and wanted to have a go. What could Moebius have acheived with an infinite canvas?

Top Twenty By Traffic

1. Moebius Passes Away

2. This Is Not The Green Arrow Comic You Were Expecting

3. Leaked Storybook Drops Substantial Spoilers For The Avengers

4. And Finally… Nightcrawler And His Other Tail

5. Remembering Moebius Through His Art

6. Amy Reeder Is Batwoman No More

7. Was Jay Garrick Whisked Away From The Shade?

8. Doonesbury Pulled Over Tick Perry's Transvaginal Exam – Thanks, BoingBoing

9. (VIDEO) Nova By Mark Waid And Stuart Immonen And Augmented Reality Comics Announced At SXSW

10. First Image Of The Lone Ranger And Tonto As Played By Armie Hammer And Johnny Depp.

11. VIDEO: A New, Almost One Hour Interview With Tim Burton

12. The Brazilian Military Police Recruit Batman. Seriously.

13. Will Marvel Do Right By Moebius' Memory?

14. The Week In Kissing – Spoiler Warning For Uncanny X-Men, Fairest, Children's Crusade And Fatale

15. David Mazzucchelli Hopes People Don't Buy Batman Year One

16. Bill And Ted 3 Sounds Rather Interesting

17.  The Mysterious Avengers Big bad: Another contender

18. All Marvel $2.99 Comics Go Self-Cover From April

19. Marvel Invites You To The Wedding Of Northstar And Kyle

20. New Images For The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Show

And Ten You May Prefer

1. What If Moffat and Gatiss' Sherlock Was A Saturday Morning Cartoon?

2. Walter Simonson's Alien: The Artist's Edition

3. When Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Wrote To NASA And Offered Them Beaker For A Mars Mission

4. Revealed! Marcus Johnson's… Mother? Meet Nia Jones

5. John Cusack On The Politics Of Poe And Poetry, The Facism Of 300 And Sequels

6. When Ethan Van Sciver Drew Rob Granito

7. Brendon And Rich Discuss Cabin In The Woods

8. Will J Scott Campbell, Mark Bagley And Carlos Pagulayan Help Avengers Vs X-Men #2. #3 And #4 Sel?

9. What's Next For Andrew Stanton After John Carter?

10. No More Heroes Is A Hit With Pirates

And special thanks to Adi Tantimedh, Lee Barnett, Grace Randolph, Alex Hoffman, A Comic Shop, Dapper Dan and Dave Wallace

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.