“Mistakes happen. Sometimes those mistakes end up in print with a distribution in the hundreds of thousands. Here are some classic screw-ups, printing errors, and unfortunate coincidences that have graced the pages of comic books and newspaper strips over the years.” See them here.
Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about 2016’s summer blockbusters: “And it matters more than it might seem that Hollywood has lost its nerve and touch in making blockbusters. Pop culture is how a society of diverse people talk to each to other—finding common idioms no matter […]
Guest Star Jessica Ritchey returns this month with another entry into her series, Cahiers du Cannon. Last Month, Jessica wrote about Castaway. This month she looks at Christopher Reeve in Street Smart (1987). Until Batman V Superman disgraced itself in theaters the most reviled Superman property was easily […]
Director Richard Donner recounts the making of Superman (1978) in an interview with Stephen Galloway at The Hollywood Reporter. “I got a little stoned, smoked some weed, put on the Superman costume. I was in pretty good shape then. It was like elastic. And Tom pulled up, and […]
At Comics Alliance, Chris Sims writes a tribute to comics creator Bill Finger: “If Batman was the only character that Finger had ever worked on, that would still be one of the most impressive accomplishments in comic book history. Working with artists like Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, and […]
At Women Write About comics, J. A. Micheline writes about “The White Privilege, White Audacity and White Priorities of Strange Fruit #1.” JG Jones & Mark Waid’s new comic about an alien landing in the American South in 1927, an alien who appears as a Black man. Meanwhile, […]