- After reading this ENGINE mention of a new edition of the Complete Little Nemo In Slumberland, I bought one myself. It just arrived, and is a gorgeous edition at an insanely affordable price. I highly recommend it.
- Happy Blogoversary to Tom The Dog! I'd love to see more comics content from him, but I he's quick becoming my touchstone for pop culture at large.
- Again with the "love to see more comics content" theme, there are also anniversaries at play over at the Brill Building. Ian turns 2, and his blog turns 23 .... or vice versa. Congratulations on both, whippersnapper.
- The excellent Northwest Passage gets some welcome press time with a 13-page Newsarama preview. It makes August 23 seem very far away ...
- At Resplendent Beard:
But instead of giving up the scene and walking away forever, A. H. announced the debut of her new webcomic Goodbye Chains. Read it.
I'm bored with superhero comics again--they're not even trainwrecks anymore, just annoying fender benders that back up the Interstate when you're running late for work. There's no sport in making fun of them, and no joy in reading them. So I'm not going to bother. I've already tossed most of the books I've bought in the last year, except for the uncollected bits of Baker's Plastic Man (there WILL be a volume 3, won't there?) and a few random issues of JLU and Jonah Hex. I'm done with them. I don't care. I tried, and it didn't work out. So it goes.
(I would just mention, though ... once you're publishing and trying to make a name for yourself, the time for shyness is past.)