So, what’s happening in the wonderful world that you might have missed?
I don’t follow Fringe, but I’m impressed by geek credentials of the writers/producers when they used a series of alternate covers for some of DC’s most famous issues for their alternate timeline finale. Review the whole set at Geekosystem.
Laura Hudson has done some terrific interviews recently, but this one with Colleen Coover is her best yet. Great stuff on coloring, center of gravity, breaking into comics. My appreciation for Colleen grows and grows.
Ryan Cody has a good post about the homogeneity (bonus points for SAT vocabulary) of comic book art styles.
A little while ago, I wrote about the Great Darkness Saga, and how complex and difficult it sounded to follow for those unfamiliar with the Legion of Superheros. Chris Sims tackles the question of where’s the best jumping-on point for new fans.
Archie Comics is teaming up with the Hero Initiative to have 50 original Archie covers on the special edition books. Previous efforts have involved Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, but so far these Archie covers have been amazing. The originals will be auctioned off at a later date to benefit Hero, and a book will be published, collecting all 50 covers. Check out below the terrific Cliff Chiang and the star-in-the-making Ben Dewey covers