- Graphic Novelties Graphic Novelties: What's New!
Well, obviously, the big news in nerdery this week is that JJ Abrams will be directing the first new Star Wars movie, which has me tentatively shifting my feelings about said movie from “cautiously optimistic” to “actually optimistic.” I mean, lens flares aside, Abrams does some pretty entertaining movies. I liked his Star Trek movie […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Graphic Novelties: News & Views
Another week, another batch of chatter about comics and comics-related pop culture stuff! First, I am very excited that the Powers TV show is not dead. Powers is a really great, long-running series that I think would make a really fun tv show—about a couple of cops who deal with superhero-related crimes. I tend not […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Graphic Novelties: Superheroes
We’ve talked about exciting upcoming comics I’m excited about—now it’s time to let my more mainstream geek flag fly and talk about comic book MOVIES to be excited about in 2013. –First up, the Marvel movie slate! If you’ve been reading this column for a while, you know that I have pretty much been all […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Graphic Novelties: 2013 Preview!
It’s a new year, and that means lots of exciting new comics to look forward to! First, let’s talk about some specific comics/graphic novels I’m excited about. –Bryan Lee O’Malley, one of my favorites, has a BRAND-NEW graphic novel, Seconds, due out sometime in the fall. Following up Scott Pilgrim will inevitably be tough, […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Comics: Year in Review
Well, it’s December, which means the end of the year, which means: time to talk about our favorite stuff from the year! Without further ado, here are my favorite comics from 2012 (in no particular order): —Scott Pilgrim color editions! OK, this content isn’t new, and Scott Pilgrim has historically been one of my ALL-TIME […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Moving Vaughn
Lots of exciting comic book and comic-book-related stuff to talk about this week! –To follow up on last week’s Star Wars chat: Harrison Ford IS interested in being involved! Now I am officially MILDLY EXCITED about the prospect of new Star Wars movies (previously I was CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC). Bonus Star Wars talk—Here’s an AV Club Random […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties M-I-C-3-P-O M-O-U-S-E!
The BIG nerd news this week is only tangentially comic book related, but I’ll get around to that in a minute. Obviously the HUGE news is that George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney AND there is going to be a new trilogy of movies. This has shocked and horrified a nation of […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Kent's Insensibility, or, Pryde and Prejudice
It’s always interesting to see which comic book news makes the mainstream media (as opposed to the many comic-book-related websites and blogs). This week, it’s Superman/Clark Kent quitting the Daily Planet to be a blogger (at least I assume that’s what happened, based on this coverage; I don’t actually read Superman comics). I love how […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties A Week Full of Awesome!
GUYS! This has been a week weirdly full of comic book news, so I’m doing a whole post of news round-up! There will be something here to get everyone excited! (I clearly am, judging by the number of exclamation points and times I use the word “awesome” in the following.) –First up: Ed Brubaker (author […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties A Wrinkle in Time Sounds Fine
So, have you guys checked out the AMAZING graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, by NC’s own Hope Larson? (She did a signing at Chapel Hill Comics this past weekend and I got to meet her, I definitely went a little bit fangirl on her!) Anyway, the graphic novel is part of the […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Comic-Booktoberfest!
October is right around the corner (I’m as surprised by that as you are! If you are.) which means HALLOWEEN is coming! Actually, according to my supermarket, Halloween has been coming since September 1st. But since they now make Cadbury Crème Eggs for Halloween, I’m not complaining. ANYWAY. Halloween time means it’s time to read […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Bohemian Yop City
Hey guys, do you know what you need to read? Aya: Life in Yop City. It’s been previously published as three different hardcovers, but is now coming out as one big awesome book—and it’s definitely worth reading. (The conclusion of the series, Aya: Love in Yop City, which comprises three volumes not published in English […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Y Not The Last Man
Well, rumor has it that a Y: The Last Man movie is back in the works, and I really wish this is a project that would just die already. Not because I don’t love the series — it’s one of the best series of the 2000s, and Agent 355 is high up on the list […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Pilgrim's Progress
I’m going to be honest with you guys—I’m not sure I’m qualified to be writing this column anymore. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Don't worry; she is.] I participated in bar trivia at Pinhook in Durham this week, and did very little to help my team to victory on the Marvel Comics round (we did come in second, […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties We'll Miss You All! (Except for you, Liefeld)
Guys, ohmygod, Doctor Who is finally back with new episodes on Saturday! And BBC has put out a bunch of minisodes called Pond Life! I am pretty excited about the new season, and not just because of the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and supposedly scary Daleks, but because there will apparently be dinosaurs in spaceships. Oh, […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Faulty Power Coupling
So the big news in the comic book world this week is that Superman and Wonder Woman are becoming a couple and will be a couple in every relevant DC book (and probably some irrelevant ones, to sell more copies). For someone who ostensibly doesn’t care about superheroes — and definitely has little-to-no interest in […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties It's The Remix To Ignatz Wins
I’ve talked about comic book awards here before — specifically, the Eisners, which I likened to the Oscars of comics. But this week the Ignatz nominees were announced, and I’ll confess that I often like Ignatz Award winners/nominees more. They’re aimed at awarding independent comics (more or less — in any case, you won’t see […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties I'm Playing The Whedon Game
I know, I know: just last week I was trying to stay away from getting all excited about superhero movie news. But with the whole Joss Whedon being officially on board not just for Avengers 2 but for an Avengers TV show, I couldn’t contain myself! First of all, it’s hard to go wrong with […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Enough with the Movies!
I’ve been thinking lately that, for someone who doesn’t really read superhero comics, I spend a lot of time on this column talking about superhero movies. To be fair, those are a whole different animal. But instead of talking about recent news re: the new X-Men and Thor movies (which I’m sure I’ll get to […]Read More
- Graphic Novelties Who Put Deh-Shay In Deh-Shay De-Bah-Sah-Rah?
Even though the new Batman movie came out a week ago, this is really my first chance to talk about it (since I hadn’t yet seen it when I wrote my last column). I went to see it with a good friend of mine who, in general, loves superhero movies much more than I do. […]Read More