Been thinking about comics a lot lately. A great story line and awesome art, standing alone, are something to applaud. However, I find the most important aspect of comics, the feature that truly hooks me into a book, is the visual storytelling – the light, angles, and viewpoints an artist uses to dramatize and embellish, to convey the message without using words. The legendary comic artist Wally Wood understood this and created this awesome visual reminder of the best angles to use in comic frames. To say it has become iconic would be an understatement. Via Neil Gaiman’s Tumblr.
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Now THIS is truly crazy. Two of my childhood idols together and wearing new uniforms to boot! Following the death of the Human Torch, Marvel Comics is going all out with unbelievable new uniforms, a new name (“FF” for “Future Foundation”), and a *gasp* new member – none other than Spider-Man! Oh, the Humanity! While the association between the web-slinger and the Cosmic Quarter goes back to before my time, it just seems so “alternate universe” to me. Who knows how long this weird union will last. And, what’s next? Galactus teaming up with the Avengers? Check out some of the soc med opinion on the issue over at CNN
There have been many writers and artists presenting their take on the Batman over the years the Wayne-Bat character has been fighting crime. Noted writer Neil Gaiman penned his take in a two-part series representing the culmination of two DC story-lines: Batman and Detective Comics. The two parts, called Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? are now collected in hardcover form.The setting is a memorial service for our favorite Bat and retrospective.
NPR’s Neal Conan interviews Gaiman on Talk Of The Nation about the process and his book here. You also can listen to the interview there.