ARCHIVE PAGE 183 - Oct 2013
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
Damian - Son of Batman
Andy Kubert brings back Damian Wayne for a 4-issue miniseries. And Joker laughing fish, too!
More Damian Wayne
More Andy Kubert
New York Comic Con
Parade.com has a good display of photos from the NYC Comic Con online here.
Steve Niles - Flooded
"Steve Niles and his wife Monica lost just about everything they have in a flood last night due to a massive storm in Austin and have no flood insurance. A Paypal account has been set up to help them out. Steve has gone above and beyond raising $ for Hurricane Sandy relief and other tragedies and can really use some help right now. Let's pay it forward to a guy who's always been there for others. Paypal address is HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com"
Steve Niles has a long list of writing credits in comic books and in film (imdb Steve Niles Link).
Harassment complaints at NYC Comic Con
Oct 2013: Is it happening more often or is it being reported more?
Either way it is a creepy aspect of comic-cons that the industry should deal with quickly. Big-media coverage of such behavior would reaffirm every bad stereotype in a stand-up comedians bag of stale jokes, and in general shove the image of the industry back toward the gutter.
I don't think anyone expects the industry to police the activities of lone idiots, but allowing organized 'fan boys' (as found in Heidi MacDonalds report) to repeatedly ambush cosplayers with the indifference of event security is clearly odd.
"I don't normally talk about these things publicly, but this really put a bad taste in my mouth about NYCC. I loved the show overall...Got to see old friends, met lots of nice people and sold some stuff, but there was this undercurrent of sexual harassment the entire weekend. While at my table in artist alley, I had to pretty regularly shoo guys away from my table after the, "Hey baby", type comments. And they were aggressive as hell. I am not a huge fan of confrontation and my weekend was FULL of it..."
Heidi MacDonald / The Beat - - Her article has a list of problems from the NYC Con, but she also links backwards to similar problems and other sites with posts about NYC Con, so there's a sense of perspective on something that has not just suddenly appeared this year.
"It’s bad enough that these idiots were there making people feel uncomfortable while pretending to be a legit news outlet, but that security was informed and did nothing is troubling..."
"I also heard a lot of stories about harassment on the con floor- If I felt grossed out, I can’t imagine the comments some of the cosplayers had to deflect. I also couldn’t help but shake my head at all the Arizona Iced Tea promotional “I love big cans” in the con book, and being given out on the show floor. I saw those and immediately thought, “Oh so it’s gonna be that kind of con.”
Rich Corben sequence - House of Usher
See more of Corben's Poe adaption here.
Atlantic Magazine Online feature on Captain Marvel creators
"DeConnick, with her cherry-soda tinted hair and spike-studded heels, is perhaps the most influential, recognized and vocal feminist in comics today. What she writes and her place in Marvel's boy's club (she was the only female at Marvel's Inhumanity panel on Saturday) inspires comic-reading men and women. And I only say 'perhaps' because the woman that she currently writes, Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel (and formerly known as Ms. Marvel), is giving DeConnick a run for her money.
Over the last year, DeConnick has taken Danvers and turned her into the one of the most powerful, complex, and unbreakable heroes in the Marvel universe. (In the first Captain Marvel comic, Danvers is quick to remind a villain, along with the audience, that she outranks Captain America.) And in doing that, Danvers has become one of the most popular heroes among women (and men) and proved the "women don't read comics" and "men aren't interested in stories about female superheroes" tropes are wrong."
Uma Thurman Poison Ivy
More Poison Ivy
Mike Allred - Wonder Woman
Mike Allred cover art. More Mike Allred.
Original Page October 25, 2013 | Updated March 21, 2016