Sunday, July 31, 2022

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 7/30-31/22


Marvel comics are now Penguin Classics. Time to turn classics into Marvel.

By Alexandra Petri

Washington Post July 30, 2022


The Sandman: How the Netflix Series Was Born

Showrunner and executive producer Allan Heinberg reveals the origins of Netflix's The Sandman adaptation and what it was like working on the show with Neil Gaiman.

  By Allan Heinberg | July 29, 2022


'DC League of Super-Pets': Supporting cast outshines the marquee names [in print as Supporting cast supercharges tale of fantastic four-legged heroes]

Review by Thomas Floyd

Washington Post July 29, 2022

online at


DC League of Super-Pets Cast: Meet All the New Characters

Exclusive: DC League of Super-Pets director Jared Stern tells us what it was like working with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and the rest of the animated film's talented cast.

  By Bryan Cairns | July 29, 2022


'I can't do superheroes, but I can do gods': Neil Gaiman on comics, diversity and casting Death

John Harris Dunning

Sat 30 Jul 2022


 A Look at the Intersection of Comics and Substack, As the First Year Closes

By David Harper

July 28, 2022


SDCC '22: Winners and Losers of Comic-Con

The Beat staff reflects on the mind-testing kaleidoscope of adventure that was the return of Comic-Con.

Ani Bundel, Therese Lacson, Heidi MacDonald, Victor van Scoit, Rebecca Oliver Kaplan, Kelas Lloyd, Taimur Dar, Johanna Draper Carlson,



Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander [Killadelphia]

Wes Greer - Peter Smart

Legends of the Dork Knights podcast 4, May 2022


David Pepose

Wes Greer - Peter Smart

Legends of the Dork Knights podcast 3, May 2022


Chris Condon

Wes Greer - Peter Smart

Legends of the Dork Knights podcast 2, May 2022


Robby Deshaies

Wes Greer - Peter Smart

Legends of the Dork Knights podcast 1, May 2022


Heh-Heh. Huh-Huh. Mike Judge Brings Back 'Beavis and Butt-Head.'

Judge, the creator and voice of the malevolent metalheads, explains why he's reviving his emblematic 1990s cartoon series in 2022.

By Dave Itzkoff

A version of this article appears in print on July 31, 2022, Section AR, Page 7 of the New York edition with the headline: Beavis and Butt-Head Watch TikTok Videos.



DC Zinefest Registration Opens August 1st

We're holding our 11th in-person zinefest this year on October 9th at the Brookland ArtWalk.  Registration opens Monday, 8/1, at 9 am!  Go to our website at (note the new URL) or to register!

DC Zinefest Organizers

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The Post reviews Super-Pets

'DC League of Super-Pets': Supporting cast outshines the marquee names [in print as Supporting cast supercharges tale of fantastic four-legged heroes]

Post's Petri slams Penguin's Marvels

On the heels of Dirda's dismissal...

Marvel comics are now Penguin Classics. Time to turn classics into Marvel.

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 7/29/22

Comic-Con in Photos: Part II

Scoop July 29 2022



Wednesday and Thursday

Posted by Milton Griepp on July 29, 2022


Paper Girls is a kicky blend of action, heart, and quirky humor

Despite some clunky exposition, Prime Video's time-traveling sci-fi series can be a hell of a good time.

Jenna Scherer

AV Club July 29 2022


'Paper Girls' Review: Amazon Series Never Finds Its Sci-Fi Groove but Excels at Preteen Dynamics

Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Image Comics series is adapted for the streamer with a blend of time travel, youthful adventure and nostalgia that's sure to spark comparisons to 'Stranger Things.'

Daniel Feinberg

July 29, 2022


'Paper Girls' Cast on Pop Culture Influences, Raising the Stakes for the Amazon '80s Sci-Fi Drama: "We're Telling a Real Story"

Based on the popular comic series by Brian K. Vaughan, the show brings four newcomers — Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones and Fina Strazza — into the spotlight.

Sydney Odman

July 27, 2022


College Intrigues [18th-century American student cartoon]

Paul Hond

Columbia Magazine Winter 2010-11


The John Wagner and Alan Grant Interview

Frank Plowright

July 29, 2022

This interview ran in The Comics Journal #122 (June 1988)


Season 3 of 'Harley Quinn' is an example of how to keep superhero stories relevant

Eric Deggans

All Things Considered July 28, 2022


'We Met in Virtual Reality' Review: Home Sweet Home

This innovative documentary tags along with people who are finding happiness in a graphical online world.

By Nicolas Rapold

A version of this article appears in print on July 29, 2022, Section C, Page 6 of the New York edition with the headline: We Met in Virtual Reality.


'DC League of Super-Pets' Review: #ReleaseTheLassieCut

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart voice canine heroes in a family-friendly animated spinoff of the "Justice League" franchise.

By Calum Marsh

A version of this article appears in print on July 29, 2022, Section C, Page 6 of the New York edition with the headline: DC League Of Super-Pets.


INTERVIEW: The filmmakers of BEWARE MY POWER shine a spotlight on Green Lantern John Stewart

Taimur Dar



When Spiegelman's Maus Was Challenged, Sales Spiked

How school board members lashed out against dirty words

Brian Doherty | From the August/September 2022 issue

This article originally appeared in print under the headline "Maus".


Halcyonity Is Relative – This Week's Links

Clark Burscough | July 29, 2022


Ukrainian manga artist reframes life in time of war [Akari Sayaka]

Monday July 25, 2022

Kojima Mei

NHK World Correspondent


Tokyopop: Hey, dude, totally bad contract!

Heidi MacDonald




Johanna Draper Carlson

Tokyopop Sets Tongues Wagging

May 28, 2008


The Daily Heller: The Faces Behind Underground Comix, by Drew Friedman

By Steven Heller

The Daily Heller July 28 2022


Smash Pages Q&A | Matthew Klein on 'Crashing'

The writer of the new IDW series discusses creating the story of a doctor who specializes in treating super-powered patients.

JK Parkin

July 25, 2022


Julie Doucet: How A Zine Author Went Canonical

July 23, 2022      By Aubrey Gabel


Matthew Klein talks sobriety, superpowers, and healthcare in 'Crashing'

The superhero medical drama debuts September 21.

David Brooke

July 26, 2022


Maia Kobabe's Memoir Helps Gender Queer People Find Their Identity: Why Is E Being Sued for It?

  Louis Skye July 22, 2022


What to Do When Your Kid Is Reading a Book That Makes You Uncomfortable

The author of a memoir banned in schools across America on the value of teens reading challenging work. [Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe]

Dan Kois

Slate March 22, 2022


Dan Jurgens Returns to Death of Superman

By Joshua Lapin-Bertone Wednesday, July 27th, 2022


Scott Snyder Talks the Second Round of the comiXology/Best Jackett Releases

By Brian Salvatore | July 26th, 2022


Column: Book-banning is on the rise, as part of the far-right's assault on democracy

Michael Hiltzik

July 26, 2022


Rewriting the history of the autobiographical graphic novel [ 'Voyage and Adventures of a Good Little German in Kangarooland' by C. Friedrich.]

Eleanor Danenberg

University of Adelaide Newsroom Jul 22 2022


Stan Lee's Estate Settles Elder Abuse Suit Against Ex-Business Manager; A lawyer for Jerry Olivarez said certain people not named in the lawsuit "exerted undue influence on the Lee family" to wrongfully accuse him.

Winston Cho

July 27, 2022


"Being Compared to Harvey Pekar is an Honor" – Chad Bilyeu Talks 'Chad in Amsterdam', Working with Juliette De Wit, and His New Comic 'The Re-Up' [Netherlands]

by Andy Oliver

July 25, 2022


Europe Comics Cofounder Sophie Castille Dies at 51

by Calvin Reid

Jul 21, 2022


A project named for 'Peanuts' character Franklin aims to boost Black animators

Mandalit del Barco

 Morning Edition July 28, 2022


Sabrina's Riverdale Return Just Became the Netflix Series' Missing Chapter

She's no longer a teenage witch, but Kiernan Shipka still enchants as Sabrina.

  By Chris Cummins | July 11, 2022


INTERVIEW: Cecil Castellucci on writing towards a better tomorrow in SHIFTING EARTH

Dean Simons



PW Comics World: More To Come

More to Come 525: Lindsey Elias Interview at Comic-Con [Penguin Random House].

Calvin Reid

on 07/22/2022


PW Comics World: More To Come

More to Come 526: Rachel Smythe and John Jennings Interviews

Calvin Reid

on 07/24/2022


PW Comics World: More To Come

More to Come 527: Charles Kochman Interview [Abrams]

Calvin Reid

on 07/25/2022


RUMI HARA for THE PEANUTBUTTER SISTERS — July 2022 Graphic Novel Pick

Jul 27, 2022

Comix Experience


Off Panel #359: The No-Prize with Sarah Brunstad

David Harper

Jul 25, 2022


Paul Coker, Jr. – RIP

D. D. Degg

July 29, 2022


Paul Coker Jr., 1929-2022

July 29th, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

NPR on Peanut's black character, Franklin

NPR on Harley Quinn cartoon

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 7/27-28/22



New Publisher for Eisner-Nominated Mystery Series

 Brigid Alverson on July 26, 2022


With Next Phases Set, Marvel Homes in on Directors

After setting the stage at Comic-Con, the studio is lining up helmers and years' worth of storylines that will conclude with a familiar one-two punch of 'Avengers' movies.

Borys Kit

July 27, 2022


Upcoming Marvel Movies: MCU Release Date Schedule for Phase 4, 5, and 6


If you're looking for updated details on all the Marvel MCU movies and Disney+ TV series coming up, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars, this is the place!

By Mike Cecchini, Kirsten Howard | July 26, 2022


Television's Best Action Cartoon Is Back

Directed by virtuous animator Genndy Tartakovsky, Primal is a continuously inventive and exciting adventure through a prehistoric fantasy world.

  by Dan Schindel

Hyperallergic July 25 2022


John Lasseter's Second Act

No one could tell a story like Lasseter — until he resigned as Disney Animation/Pixar's chief creative officer in the wake of #MeToo complaints. Now head of Skydance's animation division, where he oversaw August's 'Luck,' he's attempting to turn his own story around.

Rebecca Keegan, Carolyn Giardina       

July 27, 2022

This story first appeared in the July 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.


SDCC '22 INTERVIEW: Nickelodeon's TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK cartoon is more than meets the eye for the cast & crew

Taimur Dar



Questioning a Custom in the Age of Anxiety

In "Dear Max," the filmmaker Alex Kahn interrogates his struggle over whether—and why—he should give his pandemic newborn a bris.

Film by Alex Kahn

Text by Hannah Aizenman

July 27, 2022


God Just Wants Us to Love Her Back

In a new graphic novel, author and cartoonist Liana Finck recasts the famously vengeful and masculine biblical God as an insecure and emotional female deity.

  by Sarah Rose Sharp

Hyperallergic July 25 2022


Discovery of WW1 graphic novel might re-write history books

A German cartoonist's account of life in an Australian WWI internment camp is being claimed as the world's first-known autobiographical graphic novel.

22 Jul 2022

Richard Watts


Kids' Comics Come Roaring Back at Comic-Con

By Brigid Alverson

Jul 27, 2022


'Black Panther' sequel: A rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes [in print as 'Panther' teaser serves as a soothing cultural balm]

Perspective by Robin Givhan

Senior critic-at-large

Washington Post (July 27 2022): A2

online at


New Batman Villains Take Center Stage in Gotham Nocturne

Superstar writer Ram V talks about introducing new villains to Gotham City, and the influences behind his moody new Batman tale.

  By Mike Cecchini | July 27, 2022


Interview : Al Coutelis après les Passantes va signer un album familial très personnel

Jean-Laurent TRUC.

27 juillet 2022


Interview : avec leur Monte-Cristo, Jordan Mechner et Mario Alberti transportent Alexandre Dumas de nos jours

Jean-Laurent TRUC.

7 juin 2022


Graphic Meta-Narratives: Exploring The Personal and Political In Indian Comic Art [masters thesis]

Shruti Ravi

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2013

online at


SDCC '22: John Jennings discusses forthcoming books from Abrams ComicArts' Megascope imprint

The new imprint brings speculative fiction and Afrofuturism stories to the forefront.

Nancy Powell



'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' Head Writer Jessica Gao Is Finding the Funny in Marvel

With her new series, the Emmy-winning 'Rick and Morty' scribe aims to answer that eternal question: "What happens when a 6-foot-7 green woman has to buy a business suit?"

Ryan Parker

July 28, 2022

This story first appeared in the July 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.


Major layoffs and reported new direction at Tapas Media

Tech wreck: a webcomics company once valued at $510 million has now laid off about 30% of its staff.

Heidi MacDonald



R.I.P. SUNG-RAK JANG (sic), 'Solo Leveling' Artist Also Known as DUBU

by Brigid Alverson on July 27, 2022


Solo Leveling Manhwa Artist DUBU Passes Away (Updated)

posted on 2022-07-25 12:55 EDT by Alex Mateo


Manga Sales Up, Exhibitors Down at San Diego Comic-Con

By Deb Aoki

Jul 28, 2022



 Rob Salkowitz on July 28, 2022



With Four New Stories by Original Creative Teams

Brigid Alverson on July 27, 2022


Alan Grant, 1949-2022

Tom Shapira | July 28, 2022


CEO Of Tapas Media, Chang Kim, Has Just Announced Staff Layoffs

Posted on July 28, 2022

by Rich Johnston


July 26, 2022 by Gil Roth

Episode 496 – Noah Van Sciver

Virtual Memories Show 496: Noah Van Sciver


Book Review - Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon by Terence McSweeney

Reviewed by Jason D. DeHart, PhD

International Journal of Comic Art blog July 28, 2022


Terence McSweeney. Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon, University Press of Mississippi. 978-1496836090. $16.24.