But like Plok said, the opinion of those hateful message board goons counts for absolutely nothing in the scale of things, and sometimes it's good to step back and appreciate the humbling power of distance and perspective. Wait, are we talking about All Star Superman #10 again? I think I'm getting mixed up.
Anyway, today I am under attack from the very same chesty/sinusy gunk that seems to take me down every year, though normally it hits me more in December or January. Of course, I had to go and chatter excitedly about how I'd avoided the bug so far this year, didn't I?
Ach, but that's enough about me and my gunk. Let's make with the linky:
- Ever wanted to see Dune Lego? When I was twelve, I would've loved to have an actual Dune Lego set. That book was so huge for me in my early teens -- it was just so much hornier than Lord of the Rings, which seemed important then and just seems a little silly now. Wonder how the novel would hold up if I re-read it today? (Link via Scott McAllister)
- Matthew Perpetua on Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks -- always a good combination. Plus you get extra added Janet Weiss (aka the drummer from fucking Sleater-Kinney!) if you listen to the track in question, which is surely always a good thing. I'm digging the new Malkmus album, by the way -- it's very noodley in the same way that Pig Lib was, but I think that direction continues to work for the man.
- Douglas Wolk on All Star Superman #10 and Ganges #2; Tom Spurgeon on All Star Superman #10 and Ganges #2; Nina Miller on All Star Superman #10; Tucker Stone on a variety of comics, including Ganges #2; Marc Singer on All Star Superman #10. Notice a theme developing here? That theme is "my local comics stores better get Ganges #2 in stock ASAP!"
- Clap Clap's Mike B on The Cult of the Serious, specifically with regards to modern TV. I'm as big a fan of The Wire fan as anyone (please keep your season 5 spoilers to yourselves, cos I'm only halfway through season 4 right now!), but the man's got a point, and what's more he's got the Space Ghost clip to back it up. Always a bonus, that.
- Craig Fischer and Charles Hatfield on the work of Alan Moore collaborator, Bacchus author, and creator of the best autobiographical comics of all time, Eddie Campbell. This is the first of a proposed series of posts on the topic, and it's packed with great observations, thoughtful criticisms and full-page excerpts. Definitely one to watch.
In the meantime, here's some Cadence Weapon: