March 3, 2009 · 1:03 am
We have a lot of stuff to get to in today’s post, but before we can start our discussion of our BLOG OF THE WEEK, I need to make mention of the header for this week … and what it means.
When writing this blog, I do not assume that my fanatic readers are “plugged-in” to every nook and cranny of the comic blogosphere. So often I’ll post and/or talk about stuff that I find on the internet. Yep, you might have seen it already, but I’m betting that busy fanatics from here to Hereford, Texas may not have seen it.
Like Will Eisner Week. Did you see this one? Or did it get past you in the blasting noise that passes for information in the 21st Century? Quoting from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website: “The first week of March will mark the inaugural Will Eisner Week, a celebration of Will Eisner’s legacy in graphic novel literacy and free expression. A collaborative project of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, and a variety of comics institutions, Will Eisner Week is chaired by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Assistant Professor Barbara Schulz. Will Eisner Week will be celebrated this year from March 1 to March 7, commemorating the 92nd anniversary of Eisner’s birth. Continue reading →
Filed under Blog of the Week, Miscellaneous Monday, Quiz Answers, Trivial Fanatics
Tagged as Batman, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Comic Books, DC Comics, Dick Hysinth, Gene Day, Joe Kubert, Joe Orlando, Joe Schuster Award, Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Will Eisner
February 24, 2009 · 2:06 am
FANATIC BLOG OF THE WEEK
Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution
In my fanatic pursuit of new blogs to qualify for Fanatic Blog of the Week, I’ve seen a lot of comic book review blogs. Generally I’m not impressed, but this is the blog exception to the rule. Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution alternates between long, involved detailed reviews and shorter shotgun reviews they call “Bunker Bulletins.” Thoughtfully illustrated and written with entertaining verve, Rokk Krinn and the other folks who post here (Shawn, Jim and Nagacore) provide qualitative evaluations along with historical perspectives and other commentary important to their readers. Books are given separate grades for story and art … both on a ten point Night Girls scale. Continue reading →
December 6, 2008 · 11:26 pm
Okay, the title of this post is a vicious and unnecessary potshot at someone I like. But it is my blog, so sue me.
Everyone knows the kid I’m talking about. The one that sits at the front of the classroom and is the first one to put his hand up when the teacher asks a question. Well, in the blog business, people visit but don’t want to go on the record and comment, so THANK YOU so much for the kid in the front of the room. Thanks to Paul for posting yet another question in my little experiment called ASK THE DWO.
Paul asks …
“What was the deal with that “Comics Code Authority” stamp on the cover of all my comics from the 1970s … the one we don’t see any more. Was there really an authority, a board of wise philosopher kings that reviewed every book and then put a stamp on it, or was it just some graphic they slapped on the cover without any actual oversite?
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December 6, 2008 · 1:55 am
In response to my ASK THE DWO post yesterday, there was an interesting question that will be answered here, but it also brings up another question which I’m going need some help with from the FANATICAL readers here.
PAUL asks …
“When does hair become fur? I mean, what is the dividing line? Is it just a species thing, or can you find hair and fur on the same creature?”
DWO answers …
There seems to be a lot of difference of opinion on this one, but as best as my research can uncover there is no scientific difference. The Inhuman’s Medusa has hair, the X-Men’s Beast has fur. One definition I found said:
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December 5, 2008 · 12:32 am
I am not saying, let me repeat, NOT SAYING that this is actually a good idea. I’m saying that I think it might be a good idea. I’m saying that other people that I respect (hey there T.K.) think this is a good idea. Here is the idea … take a minute out of your Fanatic Friday and ask me something. Ask me anything.
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, there is a lot of stuff I don’t know. In all fairness to my enormous fanatical ego, there is also a ton of stuff I do know. Useful stuff. Surprising stuff. I know some facts. I know a lot of people who can provide me with the facts that I don’t know. Plus, I have a lot of opinions. Not just any old uninformed, tavern swill, beer goggle, Fox News(?) Channel opinion. I have “been there … done that” opinions. Despite any claims by my friends to the contrary, I’m also reasonably thoughtful and reasonably … well … reasonable.
Let’s see … what can you ask me about?
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Filed under Ask The DWO, Fanatic General, Fanatical History, Trivial Fanatics
Tagged as Comics Interview, David Anthony Kraft, Defenders, DoggWorks, Emma Peel, John Steed, Minnesota Vikings, X-Thieves