I'm enjoying the breathlessly ridiculous tone and pace of Dr. McNinja
, which I think does a great job of avoiding the unstoppable-force vs. unmovable-wall dynamic of mainstream superhero comics. It plays fast and loose with everything, and has a fine sense of the absurd. It is only occasionally problematic (racist, homophobic) in its juvenile sensibilities, which is way better than most of its competition. What movies, books, and comics are comparable?
posted by jsturgill
on Apr 22, 2014 -
Hi there. I am looking for a comic book mini-series, probably from the 1980's but possibly from the 1990's. It is not a Marvel or DC series.
The premise of the series is that 5 or 10 years before the series begins, a Dr. Doom-like character leads an army of supervillians and actually defeats all the superheroes, killing or depowering them.
The mini-series ran for 5 or 6 issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by jack.brodey
on Jan 7, 2014 -
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 -
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 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 -
What is this humorous webcomic about a woman who uses a time machine to try and fix her teenage mistakes? [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I work in a lab with rhesus monkeys. They need names. For reasons of historical precedent and notational convenience, lab animals are usually named alphabetically, from A ("Abe") until you run out of monkeys. For reasons of awesomeness, we're naming our monkeys after spunky cartoon characters. So, please help me come up with the best comic/cartoon/superhero names for each letter of the alphabet. [more inside]
posted by miagaille
on Jul 31, 2009 -
Comic Book Filter. Help, my wife has 2000+ comic books from the 80's & 90's...all your favorites - Superman, Batman, Green Lantern. How do we get them appraised or sell them? [more inside]
posted by mikedelic
on Apr 17, 2009 -
Portable comic readers. I'm looking for a USB-connectable device on which I can throw .cbr and .cbz (or .rar and .zip respectively) files onto it, and be able to view them on the device the same way CDisplay does on the PC. What affordable devices are capable of doing this? Think Kindle, but for comics. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Help me figure out the name of a comedian I saw in NYC...last December. [more inside]
posted by gursky
on Nov 10, 2007 -
In Nashville TN there is a great place called The Great Escape which used to, and may still, sell crappy old comic books for 15 to 25 cents apiece. Is there such a place in the NYC area?
posted by josher71
on Jun 12, 2007 -
I get to take an inventory of my work's comic library. Fun, yes - but also... Yikes. There has to be a better way to track our comics than this clunky excel spreadsheet. And I'm no wiz at filemaker. Is there a free/cheap software that can help? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews
on May 2, 2007 -
I'm trying to remember what the name of an comic strip available online I saw several years ago. It was set in college and the main character was male and outlandish, always doing crazy things, etc. Towards end of the run, he doesn't like the "script" so he decides to make big changes before the comic ends, including leaving his wife and child. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by donth
on Feb 3, 2007 -
Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
posted by Runkst
on Jul 23, 2006 -
Is there a good way to do cartoon speech balloons? I sometimes toss together cheap cartoons in an old version of Paintshop Pro. What's the best way of doing this, aside from hacking up something with an ellipse tool? Are there usable clip art samples out there I can import & paste? I'm sure there's a Photoshop plugin for this kind of thing, but I don't have Photoshop.
posted by rolypolyman
on Dec 8, 2005 -
I have a presentation that I want to give at comic book and science fiction conventions. How do I become an official convention event, and what else do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Mar 2, 2005 -