Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) Starting this month I will also list all the comics I read that particular month. This will afford readers the opportunity to chastise me for not reading specific comics, and/or laugh at the horrible,
Rand Bellavia returns for another trip down memory lane to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this week’s Random Access Memory.
Press Release Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) join forces once again to bring readers an ELEPHANTMEN one-shot collection in SHOTS #1, written by Richard Starkings and drawn by Dougie Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook, Shaky Kane, Moritat, Tim Sale, and Dave Sim. The proceeds of this book will go toward helping protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers.
After 8 years (!!) at Major Spoilers, I like to think I have a general idea of what works and doesn’t work in the worlds of comic books. Every once in a while, though, a creator or title presents a quandary that’s not easy to puzzle out, even for a nerd with my tenure and experience. Indeed, I’m still not sure whether or not today’s review is a good idea or not, but what’s life without a bit of risk? Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Cerebus #300 awaits!
Press Release Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series.
Press Release This spring at IDW, where there’s aliens, there’s zombies! In THE COLONIZED, a new four-issue series launching in April, writer Chris Ryall, artist Drew Moss, and cover artist Dave Sim explore the arrival of these strangely interwoven threats in a secluded separatist town in Montana.
Press Release Cerebus the Aardvark, the creation of Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim and the star of his 6,000-page epic Cerebus, conquers the new frontier of digital comics as publisher Aardvark-Vanaheim joins the Diamond Digital program for the digital release of the 25-part Cerebus: High Society.
Press Release After over fifteen years, Todd McFarlane and Dave Sim’s highly acclaimed collaboration in SPAWN #10 guest-starring CEREBUS returns to print in the upcoming SPAWN ORIGINS COLLECTION: DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC! “It hasn’t been reprinted since it first came out,” SPAWN #10 writer and CEREBUS creator Dave Sim said. “I’m very glad that’s all over withÂ after 14 years. Todd sent me black and white scans of Spawn 10 which will be published in a Cerebus Miscellany volume someday and,Â hopefully, Spawn 10 will be included in any and all future collections if the Toddmiester decides to make
In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew reflect on the week’s news, offer up a few reviews, let the Iron Man and the Iron Fist battle it out, and take a peek under the cover of The Last Iron Fist Story from Marvel. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers116.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
OrÂ “Puzzling…Â Intriguing…Â Entertaining…Â A Little Infuriating…Â Must Be Dave Sim.” Most of you, our Faithful Spoilerites, are too young to remember the black and white independent comics boom of the 80’s, a time when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were more than a color-coded merchandising phenomenon, where being able to actually draw wasn’t really a prerequisite, a time when having a unique artist’s perspective was not only not uncommercial, it was practically de rigeur.Â It was a time where names were made and reputations created, a time which really and truly changed comics as we know them (for good