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Lol @ this Steve Ditko quote on the back of this Star Wars card. pic.twitter.com/PcjVSlZd5n

— The Mole Man (@KingMoleMan) December 19, 2020

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:56 (eight months ago) link

It already came out in 2019, but I only recently found about Liz Suburbia's Egg Cream, bought it and read it. Most of it consists of the first part of the sequel to her Sacred Heart book. It's really more of an epilogue, exploring what the plot twist in the very last panel of SH really meant. As such it's kinda superfluous, but it's also intriguing because it illuminates many of the cryptic background references in SH, which you could never get without reading this sequel. So apparently she put a lot of effort into creating a whole backstory of SH even though almost none of it was revealed there, which I think is cool.

Tuomas, Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:54 (eight months ago) link

Going through a Crepax volume. Insane that he sent Louise Brooks some of his porn Valentina books with the info that she was the inspiration for them and instead of going "wtf gross" she was befuddled but flattered and they started corresponding on the regular.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 22 January 2021 14:57 (eight months ago) link

I dunno, the woman who said of Pabst's Pandora's Box “the movie should have ended with the knife in the vagina" could probably handle Crepax's softcore psych.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 22 January 2021 15:29 (eight months ago) link

https://www.factualopinion.com/the_factual_opinion/2021/01/the-richard-corben-cast.html
Found this podcast enjoyable, haven't listened to it in ages. And I didn't know this Slow Death revival was a thing
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45689/last-gasp-plans-50th-anniversary-slow-death

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 23:06 (seven months ago) link

Laughed a bit at Tucker talking about Peter David coming back to Hulk after Bruce Jones.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 23:08 (seven months ago) link

Corben did so much and so much of it is impossible to find. The guy had a truly amazing imagination. I was re-reading the Dark Horse Conan run and Corben did a flashback sequence in a Tim Truman story about Conan's grandfather Connacht. It's really good.

One of my plague of 2020 things has been reading the Hulk and Daredevil from the start. I'm up to the early 70s in both series. I kinda think the Hulk is one of the better reads of the early Marvel series, I love that pretty much EVERY issue is a big cliffhanger (AKA to be HULKTINUED).

earlnash, Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:26 (seven months ago) link

I think I probably got into Corben at a good time, I was able to get most of his books online in mid to late 00s. The guys in that podcast enthuse about the few I didn't bother with (Punisher: The End, Hellblazer: Hard Time and Cage Max), I read a bit of the Conan stuff but there just weren't enough of his pages, I did love that line "come closer so I can kill you".
There's so many bits and bobs never collected. Would like the full version of Bloodstar too because it apparently never came out in intended book form. Sad to hear that Creepy Presents Corben never stayed in print, I assumed it would have.

I liked the original Hulk miniseries well enough but the early Tales To Astonish era was unreadable for me.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:42 (seven months ago) link

reading the Hulk and Daredevil from the start

I think I've read all of Daredevil from the early 00s Bendis stuff onwards and imo it's one of the most consistently good long-running comics. I am curious to know if the rest of it stands up as well. I should probably make time for the Frank Miller run, right?

salsa shark, Monday, 1 February 2021 13:53 (seven months ago) link

yeah. it's dated in a lot of ways, but some really classic moments throughout. make sure you remember to get to the Elektra minis too

Nhex, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:54 (seven months ago) link

Nocenti run is fun and weird

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 1 February 2021 18:32 (seven months ago) link

the Elektra minis

You know, I absolutely love Elektra: Assassin, but I never bothered to see if there were more things like it. It's Bill Sienkiewicz that makes it though imo. I forgot about the Nocenti stuff, I had been meaning to get around to that too. Thanks!

salsa shark, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 12:22 (seven months ago) link

euro album format Love & War by Miller and Billy is the other Sienkiewicz thing u need

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 13:24 (seven months ago) link

Aw, bummer - with Disney closing Blue Sky Studios, the Nimona movie in production got cancelled.
https://deadline.com/2021/02/blue-sky-studios-closing-disney-ice-age-franchise-animation-1234690310/

Nhex, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 18:43 (seven months ago) link

aw that's bullshit. Maybe she can take it to netflix?

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 22:42 (seven months ago) link

Wow, I had no idea there even was a Nimona movie in production! Though I can't imagine Disney could even do faithful adaptation with all the violence and queer stuff in it... I guess Netflix could, they did let Stevenson make She-Ra into the queerest American kids' cartoon ever.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 08:18 (seven months ago) link

David Britton died recently. I think he mostly wrote novels but probably more people have seen his comics. Savoy co-founder, Lord Horror, Reverbstorm.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 18:39 (seven months ago) link

Read House Of X for a comic discussion group, that was quite bonkers and fun! Artwise I enjoyed the Lisa Frank vibes in the background. Also struck me this stuff would be unreadable on an issue-by-issue basis, which has been my eXperience with Hickman - cancelled my subscription to East Of West after many a month of reading an issue and realising I had no idea what happened in the last one.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:17 (seven months ago) link

True - thankfully House/Powers of X was published weekly. Reading his monthly X-Men has been plodding by comparison.
I'm still on board with his titles and Marauders, dropped all the remaining X books though, of which there seems to be a new series almost every month.

Nhex, Thursday, 11 February 2021 13:52 (seven months ago) link

I was a bit underwhelmed by HoX/PoX. I appreciate the gargantuan effort of it all (as I wrote in a separate comics forum, the fact that someone like Goldballs has a purpose in this universe is testament to the consideration Hickman has given to how this new mutant society is supposed to work) but I like X-Men best when it focuses more on smaller teams, which as a more expository/setup piece Hoxpox doesn't do as much. Maybe some of the many offshoot series will deliver eventually; I read a few issues and wasn't compelled, but I'm willing to try again when this whole iteration of X-Men wraps up and it's clearer which series/arcs are worthwhile.

Side note, someone in that comics forum shared this article, which I found interesting: From Jerusalem To Krakoa: House Of X & The State Of Israel

salsa shark, Saturday, 13 February 2021 17:47 (seven months ago) link

Gold... Balls...?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 14 February 2021 02:36 (seven months ago) link

GOLDBALLS, baby. Love it or leave it!

Nhex, Sunday, 14 February 2021 03:03 (seven months ago) link

I loved hoxpox but the regular series’s pandemic release schedule/crossovers/confusing reading orders/crappy side titles, mixed with having a toddler, have somewhat stalled my interest. Marauders seems ok though.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:52 (seven months ago) link

Enjoying Zdarsky’s Stillwater, which is basically “The Walking Alive”, but like a lot of his comics, it’s missing a bit of personality (his)

Al Ewing’s new Boom series is not for me, sadly - nice art and story concept, but it’s impossible to follow what’s going on, which I guess is part of the point, but it’s taking too long to coalesce for me

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:57 (seven months ago) link

I immediatley thought of the Israel paralell re: HoX and think Hickman explicitly introduces an Israeli character early on to avoid that reading - it would be a terrible metaphor because, y'know, no Palestinians.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 14 February 2021 13:11 (seven months ago) link

xp Tuomas: your mention of Sacred Heart got me to check it out. Pretty good stuff, like a punk rock cousin of Black Hole. Still trying to piece together what it was all about, exactly, besides the plot. Def interested in a followup, but knowing that Egg Cream is only part 1 makes me want to wait for a full sequel.

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:27 (seven months ago) link

Billionaire Island by Russell and Pugh - funny, not angry enough, but a good effort.

Nhex, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:11 (seven months ago) link

Def interested in a followup, but knowing that Egg Cream is only part 1 makes me want to wait for a full sequel.

It's technically part 1 of a sequel, but really it's more of an epilogue taking place years after the events of Sacred Heart, explaining most of the odd stuff that happened in the first story. There's some hints of where the story might go in future installments, but if you liked Sacred Heart I think you can easily read it now, cos it's not like it even starts a proper new plot.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 March 2021 00:07 (six months ago) link

Always loved this cover.
https://www.comics.org/issue/5609/cover/4/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 15 March 2021 19:41 (six months ago) link

Fiction House is the fucking best imo

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 March 2021 22:08 (six months ago) link

I'm not sure if I've read much of their stuff. Thought of getting the big compilation.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:47 (six months ago) link

a lot is available for free i think.
hang on.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:59 (six months ago) link

https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=16
^requires a login but worth it

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:01 (six months ago) link

*cough* librarygenesis

mh, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:04 (six months ago) link

yow that's a find

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:09 (six months ago) link

giving credit to ilxor dean intercom

mh, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:33 (six months ago) link

Just discovered 2020 documentary "For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close" on Kanopy (movie streaming service free for library card holders in US and .au and elsewhere) - I would have been happy if it mentioned Wasteland at all, but it leans HEAVILY on it in the early parts, including recreated scenes of writing sessions with James Urbaniak as Close, Matt Walsh as Mike Gold, and Josh Fadem (Twin Peaks / Better Call Saul) as John Ostrander.

armoured van, Holden (sic), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 05:25 (six months ago) link

Had no idea he wrote comics, is it any good/worth looking for?

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:17 (six months ago) link

Wasteland is pretty classic as i remember it, Bill Loebs / David Lloyd / Dandy Don Simpson on the art for the most part
https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wasteland-1987

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:32 (six months ago) link

Thanks! I remember the cover design so vividly but never read it

Just looking at Lovern Kindzierski's garish-but-amazing colouring is instantly transporting

For some reason I only just realised he was a guy

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:41 (six months ago) link

Feels like this thread is slower than usual. Because of covid? Do you buy less comics when you can't browse around shops? For years I haven't been reading much comics other than little online quickies. I seen that Barry Windsor Smith's Monsters (35 years in the making) is coming very soon and I just want to flip through it quickly, I truly respect the dedication but I don't think it's something I want to read much, will be interested to hear reactions.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:17 (five months ago) link

i'm reading a lot of digital comics and could talk about them but they're really all over the place.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:21 (five months ago) link

I've actually gotten more into comics during the pandemic, especially once my LCS opened back up (although they were doing curbside pickup almost immediately and actually implemented a delivery van as well!). I used to just wait until tpbs came out of the stuff I was interested in, but now I'm subscribed to a bunch of comics. I just don't participate because I feel like I don't have the depth of knowledge about comics shit that most everybody else on here has. Shit I've read lately:

True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem (great series; wasn't thrilled by the ending)
You Look Like Death
We Only Find Them When They're Dead (have all the issues, but I'm not fully caught up on reading)
Something Is Killing the Children (and lots of other James Tynion-involved stuff: Razorblades, Department of Truth...)
Redfork (by Alex Paknadel on TKO, whose Giga I'm also following, although I'm not totally into it yet)
All the little TKO Shorts books
Bitter Root, which is really beautifully colored
Just got the first issues of both Nocterra and Stray Dogs, which are both promising in very different ways.

peace, man, Friday, 26 March 2021 19:44 (five months ago) link

I bought four paper comics last year (one miniseries) and read the last two of them this week

armoured van, Holden (sic), Friday, 26 March 2021 20:20 (five months ago) link

Am enjoying Something is Killing the Children. Reading that via Hoopla from library, which has the first two graphic novels (1-5, 6-10) and single issues of 11-15. Waiting for the next collection to finish it in one borrow.

Red Mother looked interesting - any opinions?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 26 March 2021 20:24 (five months ago) link

I think it's in the current Boom Humble Bundle - might grab that, lots of new stuff in there
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/best-year-of-boom-studios-books

Nhex, Saturday, 27 March 2021 00:35 (five months ago) link

^^ I came here to post this! I've been off comics since around September in favour of other hobbies and because libraries (where I get a lot of my books) are closed, but this bundle looks like some fun weekend reading

salsa shark, Saturday, 27 March 2021 02:20 (five months ago) link

Physical comics stuff I have bought this year, mostly from online sources

Morbius Epic Collection 1 by Gerber, Moench, Gulacy et al
Crashpad by Gary Panter
New Yorker cartoons issue
Trigan Empire Vol 2 by Butterworth and Lawrence
The Steel Claw: Invisible Man by Bulmer, Tully and Blasco
A 'facsimile edition' of Black Knight 1 (1955) by Lee and Maneely

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:03 (five months ago) link

I've been bulk reading piles of manga and had to stop reading Berserk because it was starting to giving me nightmares
http://i.imgur.com/Nzcp13Q.png

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 27 March 2021 18:34 (five months ago) link

Oh wait it did

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 2 August 2021 17:57 (one month ago) link

they ended up changing the headline and more aggressively changing it in print, but it's stupidly clickbaity and willfully ignorant

But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love.

"highbrow" derives from phrenology, right?

peace, man, Monday, 2 August 2021 18:26 (one month ago) link

sighted on tabs: confused guy buys a pile of manga, mistaken believes it is worth the price shown on ebay when it is actually worth more or less what he paid for it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdZd6z9BmL4

can't believe i watched all of that. weirdly compelling because I know a few guys like this, classic east coast affable/sleazy hustler/grifter, though this guy seems even heavier on the sleazy side than normal

(of course, I'm a little jealous that he did get all those books. i would've happily paid that to read and collect them! where does it say he didn't turn a profit, though?)

though fuck this guy for the bootstraps-positivity / "people spend their money from the govt on nikes" comment and that he is performing this clown show with a personal net worth of $200 MILLION, jesus fuck what is wrong with this world

Nhex, Monday, 2 August 2021 21:49 (one month ago) link

I’m just opining that there is no fucking way he made even a thousand bucks on that haul on eBay, no one is buying manga at those prices and I speak from experience

He got 1,001 books! Supposedly sold at $6,396.12 (let's say $7K before fees) It's slightly possible he could get $7 a book over enough time, especially if many of those were runs were OOP as it looked...and he had some luck. I paused the video and the sell dates listed are in May and June of this year. Think he definitely made a profit - one worth traveling to 32 garage sales (if that's even true)... well, I don't know.

Saying as someone who unfortunately recently returned to collecting manga again, it is often bad. (Do you know much a full run of Goodnight PunPun costs now? oof..)

But yeah, it could be an exaggeration or lie. Still, buying that big a haul for only $270 is unbelievable or heinous. Like did the owner believe these books were worth only 27 cents each? Maybe bitter revenge from an empty nest?

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 August 2021 04:16 (one month ago) link

He's making money on chumps like us keep streaming the video and arguing over how much of a chump this dude seems to be too.

Some days I just look at the world and say, bring on the sun going nova and wipe this grease stain of a planet out of the heavens.

earlnash, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 13:42 (one month ago) link

Ha! Exactly. I have definitely thought in the last few years that I would love to be a super-villain.

Still the underwritten message of all the good comics where the bad guy finally wins is in the end, it all still kinda sucks.

earlnash, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 18:38 (one month ago) link

https://gizmodo.com/batman-writer-james-tynion-iv-is-moving-from-dc-to-subs-1847449770

Surprised by this. He seemed to have strong support from DC the past couple of years, they put him on Batman after Tom King's run. Question is, is he popular enough to make money on... Substack? Or maybe Substack gave him some kind of incredible deal.

I think he's an average DC house writer (his Batman/Detective work was decent), but he's churning out so much stuff, possible I just haven't read his best material

Nhex, Friday, 13 August 2021 02:47 (one month ago) link

Substack is just giving massive deals to (esp right-wing) comics writers (in line with them giving good-to-massive deals to rightish-or-openly-transphobic essay writers)

writer/artists or artists get jack doodley

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 13 August 2021 04:02 (one month ago) link

none of the comics writers I'm seeing in the list are particularly right wing, unless we're doing the Nick Spencer political dissection thing again

mh, Friday, 13 August 2021 15:40 (one month ago) link

Yeah, pls flesh out your thoughts on this one a lil, sic. I want to understand.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 August 2021 15:52 (one month ago) link

I may have just logged that opinion when Spencer was announced as being in charge of the whole thing, and not bothered to follow up tbh - I thought there was at least one more but dnrc who

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 13 August 2021 16:34 (one month ago) link

At the very least, a cursory glance suggests that this may be a deal of the 'too good to be true'/'...with the devil' variety, particularly given the unsavory right-wing associations.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 August 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

i think it's just a decision made upstairs to break off a mill or two and corner the market for comic nerds

Hiring Spencer to head it at the same time as yr paying (and otherwise platforming) a solid grip of anti-trans ranters might be a total coincidence but it says SOMEthing about the decision-making process

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 14 August 2021 00:16 (one month ago) link

maybe they're trying to cover more bases, like a "neutral" book publisher would

Nhex, Saturday, 14 August 2021 05:32 (one month ago) link

I did hear similar rumblings to sic's initial post amongst some comics ppl but can't find the tweets anymore

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 14 August 2021 10:00 (one month ago) link

maybe they're trying to cover more bases, like a "neutral" book publisher would

“we hired middle-aged male superhero writers from DC and Marvel!”

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 14 August 2021 15:11 (one month ago) link

They're giving Molly Ostertag money, an unequivocal good imo

Nhex, Saturday, 14 August 2021 15:33 (one month ago) link

yeah, forever happy to see her succeed

Having suscribed to 2000AD for enough months now, I gotta say: I lack the historical knowledge to know whether the phase it's currently in is good or bad by the mag's standards, but I am falling in love w/ the weekly comics anthology format. I love the variety and the certainty that if something's not up to snuff, well, something else will come along in a couple of pages, and the thing itself will be replaced by something else in a month or two.

― Daniel_Rf, Friday, July 9, 2021 3:43 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

It has its peaks and troughs certainly, but generally speaking Matt Smith's 20+ years run as editor has been amazingly consistent (especially considering he handles the monthly title as well). All the more remarkable when compared to the doldrums of the early nineties, when it was obvious the editorial didn't give a shit and the quality went down the toilet as a result. Spot on that the anthology format is a huge strength, the possibility of something amazing and unexpected turning up is always around the corner. Except for Pat Mills' interminable decades-long sagas that never seemed to get anywhere, but he seems to've got his coat and left recently, so...

Speaking of 2000ad - just been re-reading all the extant chapters of The Order and it really is wonderful stuff, a complex and intricate narrative on a vast scale which also has ton of great action whilst managing to be humane and moving at the same time, what more could you ask from a comic.

"Spaghetti" Thompson (Pheeel), Saturday, 14 August 2021 20:10 (one month ago) link

I assume the substack deal is going to flop, people who give enough of a shit about comics to follow certain writers really seem invested in having them in print.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 15 August 2021 00:40 (one month ago) link

Really depends how much these subs will cost imo. If it's $20-30 a month as one of them hinted at (from their Patreon dues) forget it. If it's like $5-10 a month I might even bite.

Nhex, Sunday, 15 August 2021 00:55 (one month ago) link

Substack has such a strong “failure waiting to happen” vibe

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 15 August 2021 08:13 (one month ago) link

Like, it’s hard to see it not going the way of medium, I think? I.e. paying big money to, then stiffing, creators when the returns are only moderate or non-existent

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 15 August 2021 08:14 (one month ago) link

https://www.naokiurasawa.com/season-0/

Documentary series, lots of famous artists. Some of the episodes have abridged "highlights" versions.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 15 August 2021 12:04 (one month ago) link

Whoa, great find!

Nhex, Sunday, 15 August 2021 12:09 (one month ago) link

The one with Daijiro Morohoshi was a little disappointing, he seemed really shy and didn't talk much. Ryoichi Ikegami is so embarrassed about being old he has his drawings covering his face

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 15 August 2021 12:23 (one month ago) link

Takes a bit of clicking around (each cover is a series) but Morohoshi has some really great cover art
https://www.manga-news.com/index.php/auteur/oeuvres-vo/MOROHOSHI-Daijiro

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 15 August 2021 12:30 (one month ago) link

Agreed, amazing discovery!

Well it's not a secret, all of it has been very carefully subtitled so I think Urasawa was probably aiming at a big audience for this. I mentioned the Archipel youtube channel before and that has some great interviews with manga authors and other japanese artists.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 15 August 2021 19:27 (one month ago) link

Just read Under-Earth by Chris Gooch. Fantastic work, gritty sci-fi noir adventure.

Nhex, Friday, 27 August 2021 23:01 (three weeks ago) link

Old news but still hilarious
https://superdickery.com/lois-and-luthor-off-superman/
http://platypuscomix.com/otherpeople/perilsoflois.html
Last link is 3 pages

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 11:39 (three weeks ago) link

Coming in November...

https://images.booksense.com/images/823/122/9781681122823.jpg

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 12:29 (three weeks ago) link

Wondering if the new reissues are being published at the original size... doubt it, but it would be nice

Hopefully this means we'll be past the days of Amazon listing the out-of-print books for £736 or whatever

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 12:41 (three weeks ago) link

Huh, I assumed they would be but I guess they aren't. Dimensions on this and the recently solicited Zenith 1+2 bundle are bigger than standard comic book size. Well, that's annoying, as I already have the original smaller Zenith volumes.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 12:58 (three weeks ago) link

The second Superman link badly needs a browser extension to turn images on, but text off.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 13:00 (three weeks ago) link

fucking YEAH on new dungeon; it's one of the few books I will continue to buy paper copies of as long as they make them. Complete collection ovah heah

Pleased about Orochi Blood but Fourteen and that one with God and Devil in the title are my biggest hopes. I hope his hands coped well. I seen him do a drawing showdown with Hideshi Hino a few years ago on television, or a screenshot.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 19:48 (three weeks ago) link

Can anyone tell me much about about the color designs of old superheroes? I'd generally think that the penciller decides the colors but I'm not sure I've ever seen color notes on any such design sheet. I heard there was some editorial advice/wisdom to sometimes color villains green and/or purple at Marvel when Stan Goldberg was coloring.
Seen a Tor article about X-Men a while ago and it talked about the appeal of the color designs and I do think more and more these days that sometimes the color combinations had more appeal than the cut of the costumes.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:07 (one week ago) link

There seem to be various, slightly conflicting anecdotes regarding Martin Goodman and Stan Lee's preference for or aversion to certain colours, particularly on covers (in the latter half of the 60s, both DC and Marvel began to pay particular attention to their covers in terms of subject matter, layout, design as well as colour, with even Kirby cover images fairly frequently rejected, or substantially redrawn). There are exceptions - the colourblind Alex Toth springs to mind - but I've rarely seen original art containing colour notes or indications from the penciller as to the colour of costumes etc.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:47 (one week ago) link

I remember that Ditko was unhappy with how purple the blue parts of Spiderman's costume were beginning to look later on.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:31 (one week ago) link

I've rarely seen original art containing colour notes or indications from the penciller as to the colour of costumes etc.

I've seen this in a few Marvel retrospective books.

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:43 (one week ago) link

Title and cover reveal!
Dear mother and other stories will be out soon by @strangers_zine . More updates very soon! pic.twitter.com/JkYTOxrvCg

— Bhanu Pratap (@Bhanu_pootrap) September 20, 2021

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11:50 (two days ago) link


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