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Links: The Oatmeal update, Avengers, New 52, World War Z, etc.

12 Jun

by Mike Hansen

The cover of World War Z

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal raised his $20,000 to spite FunnyJunk in only 64 minutes. He’s now at over $117,000.

Warren Ellis explains why he’s cool with Iron Man 3 using his ideas without paying him. (At least modern creators know what they’re getting into – too bad it doesn’t help the original creators that built comics in the 1930s-1970s.)

Liked the Avengers movie? Support the Jack Kirby Museum!

Were cave dwellers the first animators? Could be.

Speaking of animation – this is the greatest comics commercial I’ve EVER SEEN:

Why can’t DC’s New 52 commercials be that good? (And why are the currently running commercials advertising the upcoming collected editions almost exactly the same as the old ones? That’s a good way to get kids to tune out.)

Speaking of the New 52, it looks like Continue reading


14 Nov

by Mike Hansen

Key of Z 1 Nathan Fox coverEnough negativity for today. Here’s something I’m positive about: Key of Z #1 is one bad-ass zombie comic.

When I talked about how much I enjoyed Orchid #1, I wasn’t expecting fate to present me with another great new title so quickly, much less another with a post-apocalyptic story from another rocker. But here it is.

I love a good dark-future story, and despite the glut of zombie material out there, Key of Z (from Boom! Studios and Evil Ink Comics) is worth a look. The first issue’s variant cover is by Nathan Fox drew the main regular cover for #1, and it’s very cool and fits the logo perfectly, even if it doesn’t reflect much of the issue’s contents (which have many more humans than zombies, as all good zombie stories should). The other covers by Declan Shalvey and Tony Moore (the man who helped start the zombie comics wave by drawing The Walking Dead Vol. 1) are very cool, too, so whichever version you read makes for a good package.

Key of Z 1 Declan Shalvey coverWriters Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert do a great job getting the story off and running, with just enough character development to make me want to see more in future chapters. What’s cool and different about this story is that Continue reading

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