ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)

Continuing from my previous post on The Dark Knight Returns, I’ve assembled a selection of videos below featuring Frank Miller and others talking about Miller’s work in The Dark Knight Returns. In this interview introduced by science fiction writer and editor Harlan Ellison for “The Masters of Comic Book Art (1987), Frank Miller discusses TheContinue reading “ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)”

Minireview: The Reconcilers Graphic Novel Volume 1

While Y and I were sitting for several hours in an airplane–on the ground, I had the pleasure of meeting the writer, actor, and director Erik Jensen. After I mentioned to him that my specific area of training is in Science Fiction, he gave me a graphic novel saying, “here’s some Science Fiction for you.” I was thankful for theContinue reading “Minireview: The Reconcilers Graphic Novel Volume 1”

I’m Not Sure Mark Millar Gets the Whole Internet Thing

After Frank Miller wrote some nasty things about OWS and other things on his blog [something that I wrote on yesterday here], a lot of folks went on the attack. Fellow comic book writer Mark Millar responded on his website: It’s strange to watch your favourite writer getting strips torn off him for a coupleContinue reading “I’m Not Sure Mark Millar Gets the Whole Internet Thing”

Occupy Wall Street and Its Ultimate Question, Beginning with Frank Miller

I will admit that I haven’t kept up with Frank Miller. I read his Batman books and Sin City, but that is the extent of my knowledge of the man. I only know him through his work–neo-fascism on the one hand, decadence on the other, and vigilantism on both. Yesterday, I ran across his blogContinue reading “Occupy Wall Street and Its Ultimate Question, Beginning with Frank Miller”

Catching Up on Superhero Movies with Thor

I was impressed with Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. I finally had a chance to see it, because Y won a free Redbox code from the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion. I have been so busy lately that I have fallen out of touch with much of recent movie and television going-ons. Thor, however, was a treat tonight, becauseContinue reading “Catching Up on Superhero Movies with Thor”

The PhD Movie–Coming to Kent State in November

First, it was superhero comics being turned into movies. Now, it’s webcomics about graduate students making their way to the big screen. Did you know that the famous PhD Comics has spawned a movie? The PhD Movie is showing at college campuses all over right now, and it will be at Kent State in November! Hooray!Continue reading “The PhD Movie–Coming to Kent State in November”

DC Reboots Full Line of Comics to No. 1 in 2011

Seth and I were talking about DC’s planned reboot of its comic lines after we saw X-Men: First Class with Y and Joy tonight at the Kent University Plaza Theater. After I got home, I saw this article by George Gene Gustines on the New York Times that discusses the scope of DC’s plans: Audacious.Continue reading “DC Reboots Full Line of Comics to No. 1 in 2011”

The Oatmeal’s “This is the web right now” Webcomic is Spot-On

If you haven’t kept up with what is going on in the tech world recently, you should read The Oatmeal’s latest set of comics linked below. This compact, graphical guide will get you up-t0-date on Facebook, Apple’s Ping, Tumblr outages, Groupon, Netflix, HTML, and the AT&T vs. Verizon drama. My favorite is the Tumblrbeasts, whichContinue reading “The Oatmeal’s “This is the web right now” Webcomic is Spot-On”