If you haven’t seen this wonderful, eccentric deconstruction of The Death and Return of Superman, believe me, it’s worth all 17 minutes. On top of the hilarious, campy performances by Internet and Hollywood celebrities, it’s actually an insightful diagnosis of a narrative disease plaguing mainstream comics for the past twenty years. (NSFW for language and some solid B-movie horror effects near the end.)
Some macabre brilliance from my friends at Matt and Kory Show. Joe the paramedic comes to the rescue of an ailing biker, with not-so-noble intentions.
Every once in a while, a comic comes along that exemplifies Scott McCloud’s theory of the Infinite Canvas. Artist Patrick Farley has created a computer-rendered, side-scrolling webcomic called “The First Word,” a breathtaking 3D journey through intimacy, consciousness and human evolution. Fair warning, it’s highly NSFW, what with all the hominid sex and glowing phalluses. But it’s got to be one of the most beautiful comics on the Internet right now.
Help my friends at Jetpack Comics win the latest contest at the Dark Horse Comics blog! The comics shop with the most votes on this blog entry will get a visit from DHC founder and president Mike Richardson for a Dark Horse Presents #10 release party. All you have to do is scroll down to the comments section and say why Jetpack Comics in Rochester, New England is the bee’s knees.
Better yet, if you live in the New Hampshire seacoast area, make a trek over to Jetpack and take your picture with a Mike Richardson mask on, so the guys can post it. And while you’re there, buy some stuff!
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