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June 13, 2010

Avenging the Week, pt. 7 – Standing on Men’s Shoulders, or Locking Them in a Studio with a Mic

Filed under: Avenging the Week — Tags: — Jamaal Thomas @ 9:58 pm

After a short sabbatical, I’m back with a brief look at the first issue of Thanos Imperative, the second issue of SHIELD, and the seventh issue of Daytripper. And links. Can’t forget the links.

Spoiler Alert: I will be revealing plot details of all three books (particularly Daytripper).

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June 10, 2010

DC’s Cover Designs: Actively Antagonizing James Burke

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , — Chris Eckert @ 4:08 pm

Sometimes the Internet sends you down a rabbit hole. This past weekend, after the latest round of Ridiculous DC Convention Panel Statements (from RDCPS stalwarts Ian Sattler and Bill Willingham) I began to wonder: what exactly does Ian Sattler do as DC’s “Senior Story Editor”, besides make bizarre statements on panels? I never found a job description or even what he did before he became Senior Story Editor — though it seems like he wrote for Comics Alliance under the name Ian DeLaurentis a few years back — but I did stumble upon a post Sattler made on the DCU Source Blog a year or so back.

It concerned Brian Stelfreeze’s covers for Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink. They were designed to form an interlocking portrait of the Tattooed Man, and frankly the design is pretty awesome:

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June 8, 2010

FBBP #126 – Four Number Ones

As a follow-up to our theoretically award-eligible podcast Three Number Ones, Funnybook Babylon planned to look at Four Number Ones, the Billboard #1 singles on our respective birthdays!

Sadly, due to a quirk of fate, our birthdays are paired closely together, so we only have two number ones:

MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer (Chris & Jamaal)
Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes (Joseph & Pedro)

So we had to go with our backup plan: reviewing comics. I think we can all agree those are a couple of wretched songs; will the comics be any better?
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