Posts tagged: comics
I don’t think it was only for those of us contributors that Comics Alliance was far, far more than a comics news site.
I came into comics blogging almost as a mistake. I wrote on the Batman’s Shameful Secret boards on Something Awful for a very long time, and that — and Identity Crisis — were…
I pieced together the news a few days ago, via vague e-mails and canceled convention appearances, crossing my fingers the whole time that I was mistaken, and that even if something was clearly terribly wrong, it wasn’t that.
You’ve been my favorite comics site since your start. You set…
Rachel says this so eloquently, there’s very little I can add other than this:
Comics journalism is so often an oxymoron. Comics Alliance was fearless, smart, and desperately needed in our industry. The talent pool of contributors to the site was so deep and so rich, their passion incredibly rare; they loved the medium, and thus demanded the best from it. We’re going to suffer for their absence.
My favorite comics site and one of the best sites on the internet.
This week at The Gutter, Guest Star Miguel Rodriguez from Monster Island Resort Podcast writes about heroes.
When I was a mere lad, I picked up a battered newsstand copy of Power Man and Iron Fist. I had grown up with superheroes in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, and The Herculoids on the television, but my comics reading prior to that issue of Power Man and Iron Fist was relegated mainly to Hanna Barbara comics, Richie Rich, and (oddly) Conan the Barbarian. Anyway, there was a single panel of that comic book that has stuck with me to this day. In it, Power Man and Iron Fist are strolling down the street together in their garish garb, simply talking to each other like regular old pals. I clearly remember how struck I was by that panel, and it made me want to join them on their adventures—an activity that spawned years and years of comic book collecting and reading, joining larger-than-life heroes in their struggles to rid the world of evil.
“The kingly office is entitled to no respect. It was originally procured by highwayman’s methods; it remains a perpetuated crime, can never be anything but the symbol of a crime. It is no more entitled to respect than is the flag of a pirate.”
(Panel by Walt Simonson et al, from The Mighty Thor #337, 1983)
“We often tell ourselves this is our world. Well, it is not just our world. It is also the world of millions of species of creatures which have just as much right to it as we have, whether they be great or small and live by land or by sea or out in the vastness of the great oceans.”
(Panels from Walt Kelly’s “Pogo”, as published on June 3rd, 1949)