ARCHIVE PAGE 1002 - March 2018
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
Art by McCave, Colors by Zombie President
Atlas and Axis
Atlas and Axis #2, March 2018, art by Pau
March 2, 2018 News:When the Surgeon General reads a comic book you know it must be good for you - Newsweek
At least it didn't say "Zap!" or "Pow!" in the headline
March 1, 2018 News:
"The original cover art for Marvel's 1971 Amazing Spider-Man #100 was sold at by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas for an astounding $400,000. The cover, by artists John Romita Sr and Frank Giacoia, is ink over blue pencil and was originally expected to go for as much as $300,000. The previous record was also set by a Heritage auction in 2013 for a 1973 cover. It sold for $286,800."
“Those of you who’ve never read a Captain America comic book or seen him in the Marvel movies would be forgiven for thinking of Captain America as an unblinking mascot for American nationalism,” Coates wrote in his column about his new endeavor, which is found in The Atlantic.
"Captain America is not so much tied to America as it is, but to an America of the imagined past. In one famous scene, flattered by a treacherous general for his “loyalty,” Rogers—grasping the American flag—retorts, “I’m loyal to nothing, general … except the dream.” I confess to having a conflicted history with this kind of proclamation—which is precisely why I am so excited to take on Captain America. I have my share of strong opinions about the world. But one reason that I chose the practice of opinion journalism—which is to say a mix of reporting and opinion—is because understanding how those opinions fit in with the perspectives of others has always been more interesting to me than repeatedly restating my own. Writing, for me, is about questions—not answers. And Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream?"
"A quick flip through many bestselling series these days — or just a glance at their covers — shows evidence of a major, and recent, shift in visual priority. Image Comics’ bestselling series The Wicked + The Divinefeatures gods clothed in couture, much of it influenced by contemporary designers like Zuhair Murad."
Art by McCave
Brave and the Bold #1 - Wonder Woman
Brave and the Bold #1, April 2018. Art by Liam Sharp
Original Page March 2018