It's Wednesday & It's Links

By | Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Leave a Comment
  • Ken Quattro, the Comics Detective, posts a previously unpublished "obituary" of Mort Weisinger, written by William Woolfolk. As Quattro says, it doesn't pull any punches.
  • Rob Steibel posts some scans from Excelsior, a fanzine started in 1968. Of particular interest is that it includes short interviews with both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Not particularly in depth, but there are some decidedly pointed questions about authorship.
  • Congratulations to Neil Cohn for successfully defending his dissertation and achieving a doctorate... in comics! Specifically a "PhD in Psychology studying the how people's minds and brains understand comics." More higher degrees centered around comics is just awesome in general, and I've been Cohn's work on it for many years now. Congrats!
  • Speaking of doctorates in comics, Will Brooker (who famously got his doctorate in Batman -- well, Cultural Studies, actually, but his thesis focused on Batman) has a new piece on Huffington Post about why the Catwoman suit worn by Anne Hathaway is wrong relative to the Batman outfit worn by Christian Bale.
  • Steven Brower does one of the most concentrated studies specifically focusing on Jack Kirby's collage work that I've yet read.
  • Kaleb Brown is a nine-year-old with Aspergers. But, with some encouragement from his mother, he's published his own comic book about a character called The Big M. Channel 4 out of Jacksonville, FL did a feature on him recently or you can go directly to his web site to check it out for yourself.
  • Doc Jenkins talks with Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Izumi Tsuji who edited the recently published Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World.
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