Monday Runaround – Prêt-à-Lire

ClothesWatch: I can feel Kieron Gillen die a little inside as Lauren Laverne begins her latest Guardian column;

ZAP! POW! KA-BLAMMO!!! Something very strange is happening on Planet Fashion: comic-book style has made the leap from the printed page to the runway. Not quite in a single bound: there was that all-important pitstop on the big screen. Hollywood's effect on fashion has long been important and of course these days the only big movies anyone will finance feature at least one Latex-clad do-gooder poncing about in the sky, getting cars thrown at them by less-attractive nemeses for reasons that don't make any kind of sense if you, like, go so far as trying to write them down – but look awesome in 3D. It was bound to make an impression sooner or later.

BabyWatch: What would make you sell your comics?

For 40 years Karl Kesel has been collecting comic books. Now, the well-known DC and Marvel Comics writer/inker, is selling everything to embrace the next chapter in his life — fatherhood.

The Oregonian reports that Kesel is selling his collection in order to pay for the fees and medical bills that came along with the adoption of a 15-week-old baby who was born addicted to heroin.

TeachWatch: The Guardian puts together a massive, all in one, collection of articles about using comic books in the classroom.

CoverWatch: Mark Millar's been teasing fans on the forum and Twitter as to who the variant cover artist is for Hit-Girl #5:

1 was Phil Noto, 2 was Dave Johnson, 3 is Jock, 4 is Geoff Darrow and 5…

Well, I know who it is but he requested we don't release name until he's finished with it. He's a legend, of course. I first discovered him when I was 14 and totally blown away.


Mark may not be saying, but his favourite website already game the game away. A certain Bill Sienkiewicz?

Monday Runaround – Prêt-à-LireThis is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
CBLDF » David Hadju reads from The Ten-Cent Plague

CBLDF web research ninjas recently came across a video of Hadju speaking about and reading from Plague at a release event at Cody's Books in San Francisco. Of particular note (chapter 4 of the video) is his reading from a chapter on mass comic burning in Spencer, West Virginia, scant years after rampant book burning was used as a key form of Nazi cultural suppression.

PREVIEWSworld | Comic Book, Graphic Novel and Pop-Culture Merchandise News, Previews, Release Dates and More

"Variant" covers are the big prizes for die-hard comic collectors. These rare editions initiate the ultimate treasure hunt as they are very limited in quantity — which makes them all the more desirable for completists. To assist collectors in obtaining these ever-elusive comics, PREVIEWSworld offers this updated checklist of Chase and Incentive Variants, and when they are expected to arrive in your local comic shops.


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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.
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