Okay, I have to admit, I find last week’s announcement of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows (and their subsequent awarding of the generous – to the tune of $625,000-no-strings-attached generous – Genius Grants) to be incredibly exciting. One expects microbiologists, computer scientists, human rights lawyers, chemists, and the like to be named MacArthur Fellows, sure. And [….]
It’s that time of year – when everyone comes out with an end-of-the-year “best of” list. Maybe I’m more sensitive to them now, or perhaps it’s because I’ve added so many literary and publishing sites to my social media feeds, but this December seems to be absolutely bursting with them. I actually enjoy these [….]
From The Huffington Post: PHILADELPHIA — The Sandman is returning to Vertigo comics under the influence of writer Neil Gaiman. Shelly Bond, executive editor of the imprint of DC Entertainment, said Monday that Gaiman is working with artist J.H. Williams III to tell stories of Morpheus’ world before he was captured. Titled “The Sandman: Overture,” [….]
God bless Joss Whedon. While we won’t say that his Avengers film single-handedly made comics as films/tv shows popular again, we can say that perhaps it certainly helped. There have many variations of comics on the big and small screen, but not all have been wonderful. One glimpse at the campiness of 60’s television is [….]
We came across this very cool post from Flavorwire. It’s all the about the epically ridiculous way in which beloved comic book characters have been brought back to life. Here are just a few of our favorites. Check out the full post here.