I have a niece and two nephews. As the one among my siblings who's into comic book culture, my brothers have started asking me for input and recommendations for the kids, and I'm finding myself having some trouble. A lot of superhero comics may or may not be age appropriate and I also worry about some of the weird sexist subtext in a lot of stuff. I am asking this partially for input in picking Christmas gifts, but also in order to be a better family resource. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze
on Dec 3, 2013 -
Recently i've been getting into marvel comics more, more specifically Thor and Captain America. I've almost finished vol. 1 of Thor:The Mighty Avenger that basically talks about him and Jane and i'm really enjoying it so far. I think they only have 3 trades for that so after i finish that series where should i go from there?
As for Captain America i've never read any of it, but i think i'd like to start out with something newer that gets into his orgins first and then going from there.
I wouldn't mind reading any of the other Avengers as well like Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, and Iron man but i don't know where to start with any of those either. But if anyone has some ideas i'd really appreciate it!
posted by earthquakeglue
on Dec 1, 2013 -
I have this poster of Captain Planet that I want to frame to put in my office and I am thinking of "autographing" it. However, I do not seem to find any evidence of Captain Planet being able to either read or write, despite having a great spoken vocabulary. This could be because the earth does not have its own written language or alphabet. I am thinking the best thing to do is punch a hole in the poster and then hang it. Do you have any better ideas?
posted by parmanparman
on Oct 24, 2013 -
Can y'all help me find this comic about depression or anxiety. Three stages that I can recall: the first part is the narrator talking about how depression (or anxiety, can't remember which it was specifically) is like a devil on your shoulder and it follows you around telling you lies and falsehoods. In the middle the narrator talks about how he/she finds other people to share things with - I remember specifically "watching shows" and a picture of Heisenberg. Last panel is the narrator at a bus stop (or similar) with the anxiety/depression devil much smaller and the text something like "and now it isn't so loud" or "and now I can ignore it." [more inside]
posted by ish__
on Oct 17, 2013 -
I was among the unfortunate many who was not able to attend to Doctor Who panel at SDCC 2013 and thus did not have the pleasure of viewing the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer; I know Steven Moffat made it abundantly clear that he did not
want to see anyone leaking the trailer, so I'm not really expecting to see any pirated versions.
I guess the question I'm trying to ask is: When will the BBC allow the trailer to be public?
posted by rmttws
on Aug 6, 2013 -
Can you identify this comic/graphic novel? Coming-of-age type story about a girl who is gay, Canadian, has a degree in (I think) ceramics or something else she doesn't use, and makes ends barely-sort-of meet by working as a bike messenger until some art or writing starts to pay off. It was likely autobiographical or partly so. Looked like it was written and set anywhere from the late 80s to mid 90s. I believe it was offline originally, but put online maybe ten or so years ago. [more inside]
posted by Gingersnap
on Jun 26, 2013 -
I've Googled and Googled and can't find it nor any reference to it. Several years back, I read this illustrated story/webcomic (I FEEL like I found it via Metafilter but that might be wrong). I think it was about the origins of spoken language? It featured a group of cave-dwelling protohumans, scenes of sex and female copulatory vocalizations, and possibly psilocybin mushrooms. Did I dream this? If not, what is it and where can I find it again?
posted by Knicke
on Jun 26, 2013 -
I'm asking this for a friend in neuroeconomics. She says:
A man is looking outside a window at the 13th floor and see another man is falling. The former asks the latter "How are you doing". The latter answers: "Fine so far".
Can you help her find this comic? If not the exact comic, could you suggest any other comics that "illustrate people's ignorance to the incoming risk or uncertainty?"
posted by tickingclock
on Feb 20, 2013 -
I have 3/4 of a graphic novel script in my computer. Where can I learn to draw so I can bring it onto the page? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Nov 18, 2012 -
I'm looking for comic books that are age-appropriate for a 9-year-old boy... [more inside]
posted by dfm500
on Nov 13, 2012 -
ComicFilter: Help me find this comic comparing internet browsers. [more inside]
posted by pluot
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Is there a collection, in print or online, or otherwise available (!) of the little comics that ran in and thru 'Cricket' magazine? I would pay money or not for this. I sure would like to read through the storylines (IIRC there were a lot of ongoing plots) without having to track down years and years of back issues, physically or digitally.
posted by J0
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Does anyone know anything about the comic strip known as IE Skin's Guide to All That There is To Know? This ran in the East Bay Express in the nineties. [more inside]
posted by Surprised By Bees
on Jun 16, 2012 -
Dark on-line comic about a boy left in his crib, who's then led astray by a malevolent cat - unforgettable, but now I can't find it for the life of me! [more inside]
posted by progosk
on May 9, 2012 -
Help me identify a comic book without too many details to help.... I remember hearing a podcast that mentioned a comic book where the story involves some kids (?) who live in a haunted house and who get different powers by (maybe) taking something like a key (?) and either eating it or sticking it inside their head or something. For what it's worth, I think it's a relatively new comic. Yeah...I didn't want to hinder the search for answers by giving away too much helpful information. Any ideas?
posted by richmondparker
on May 6, 2012 -
What is this web comic? Single page with multiple panels. Artwork similar to Penny Arcade. Guy is trying to convince his skeptical buddy to play 40K. Buddy is convinced once he realizes that his army is equipped with chain swords (swords with chain saws for blades rather than sharp edges) at which point buddy is over the top enthusiastic and can't wait to get started. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Apr 11, 2012 -
I was amazed how quickly I got a similar question I answered last week, so here goes another one, as I delve the origins of my subconscious... I am looking for a comic in book form/graphic novel that would have been around in (probably) 1982. It was a similar style to the Heavy Metal comics I guess. It featured a computer called Rose and a huge weird kind of evil organ (as in the kind you get in a church!). That's about it. If anyone gets this I will be suitably impressed... thanks MeFites.
posted by KateViolet
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Catastrophic Google-Fu Failure. Help me find these three things: One, a web comic which had a flower with an ASCII art penis on it. Two, a web comic which had peeps and Mal from Firefly. Three, a video of a man doing a yoga flow routine which included L-sit to handstand, scorpion, and back again. Sorry for the grab bag, this stuff is simply driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by anaelith
on Mar 16, 2012 -
I love V for Vendetta (the graphic novel), but I hate the coloring job
. Years ago, I borrowed a monochrome line-art-only version from a library. I would really like to own such a copy, but my Google-fu fails me.
posted by Zarkonnen
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Can you identify and even locate a vaguely remembered online comic strip (possibly a copy of an offline work; I think it was black and white but am not sure) which I read years ago that retold the story of Adam and Eve but from a non-Christian perspective (possibly pagan / New Age) with the serpent being an agent of freedom and enlightenment and God being a scary force of moralizing repression?
posted by Bwithh
on Jan 29, 2012 -
I saw a "how I think I look when I'm running/how I actually look" image within the last year, and I'd like to find it again. [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead
on Jan 21, 2012 -
ComicFilter: I am looking for a one-off comic strip that depicts a man going through some sort of Wolverine-esque operation in a secret government lab. He then breaks out, and his identity is revealed.... [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I have some CBR and CBZ files and I would like to extract the first image in each one (presumably the cover) to another directory for use in an iPhoto library. I have both Mac and Windows available to me. Is there any software that can do this?
posted by arniec
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Looking for insults and jokes for my husbands 40th birthday party. It is a roast. He is a metrosexual, known for wearing pink. He plays golf and is known to get a little angry if he doesn't play well. He also loves poker and again gets angry if he loses. He thinks he has a big head, not conceited, but a physically big head. He comes across as arrogant but he really isn't if you get to know him. Jokes need to be relatively clean ie pg-13. Thanks [more inside]
posted by Robtri93
on Oct 26, 2011 -
Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw
on Sep 30, 2011 -
I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead
on Aug 26, 2011 -
I'm looking for a comic book series/graphic novel of a very dark world where the villains have taken over and the heroes (who were clearly analogs of very well known Marvel and DC characters with relatively minor shifts in their names/powers/costumes/etc. ) were being hunted down. [more inside]
posted by ssmith
on Aug 13, 2011 -
Are there any comic book versions of History that you know of which could give High School students a good background in the subject? In particular, my colleague is interested in American History 1840-1968 but any period of American History would be most welcome.
posted by Tarn
on Aug 1, 2011 -
[Comic book art filter] I did a "pin up" image to be included in a fellow artist's graphic novel. He asked me to do it, I did it gratis, he liked it and put it in the book. I can sell the original art, right? And keep all
the proceeds? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie
on Jul 18, 2011 -
Barely remembered web comic filter: "This week, Author X communed with nature while Author Y was reduced to a fine powder." Literally all I remember about this comic (apart from that I liked it) was that every strip had a comment afterwards saying odd things that each of the authors had done. Long shot, but do you know what I'm talking about?
posted by teraspawn
on Apr 23, 2011 -
Ok this is a bit silly because I may have even posted a link to it on this very site, and I know for certain that at one point I had starred it or shared it on google reader, but for the life of me I can't find it again: a wordless webcomic image about mario (of super mario brothers), having some kind of bad trip. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Help me find this webcomic about an anthropology student and some mysterious ancient buildings and the culture that created them. [more inside]
posted by overglow
on Mar 9, 2011 -
I'm looking for the name of a book I read back in the late 60's or early 70's. It was an illustrated, I'd almost say sequential art (that'd be comics to you and me...) book all about the Chinese Communist revolution. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Feb 14, 2011 -
Can someone explain the punchline in today's luann
comic to me?
posted by yeoz
on Dec 22, 2010 -
I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to sharpen very dull art skills. Anything in the realms of learning, whether they be books, how to discipline self to stick to learning the basics, positive self talk through frustration...you name it. I am not looking to be remotely professional. I like sketching and illustration as well as mixed media (ink/watercolor). Any positive advice appreciated.
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 20, 2010 -
I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by KChasm
on Nov 13, 2010 -