Which 10 Batman comics should I read before watching the Dark Knight Rises? What should be my preparatoy homework before watching the movie? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera
on Jul 15, 2012 -
Comic book readin' friends: What are some well-known series where the protagonist(s) is a "normal" who exists in a world of "super" beings of one kind or another? Research for something that maybe could someday be a thing.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Several years ago I saw a webcomic about distinguishing between those who falsely claimed to be unpopular in high school from those who actually were. There was a young female narrator / investigator, maybe identified as the author of the comic but maybe not, who talked about interrogating friends and acquaintances to see how unpopular they really were. I think the last panel showed her writing in a note pad.
Anybody remember this? Google is getting me nowhere. I may have stumbled across it by following a link from here, but more likely from a comment than a post.
posted by BigSky
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Looking for a web comic, pretty sure its XKCD, maybe seen on reddit, but search comes up empty. One panel is a skinny looking figure and captioned something like "on my way to grandma's house" (or "grandmother's" and the second is the same figure but much rounder and fatter with the caption "on my way home from grandma's house."
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy
on Jun 24, 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 -
How/where to sell/give away a load of old Beano comics, annuals, magazines and suchlike as a job lot? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey
on Jun 5, 2012 -
I have the full run of the Krazy Kat comics and really enjoy them. Does anyone have recommendations on other interesting or noteworthy early newspaper comic strips? Also, where can I find collected runs of these comics (used or new, in or out of print)? I would also be interested in any book that provides a readable overview of early newspaper comic strips. [more inside]
posted by Falconetti
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.? [more inside]
posted by jyorraku
on May 22, 2012 -
I'm writing a book. I want to draw very simple black & white comic strip style cartoon drawings to go with it. PROBLEM: I can't draw. Heck, I don't even doodle. But I can learn! What books/websites/iTunes U/online classes/etc are out there? Got any advice or knowhow to pass along? Help me get started! [more inside]
posted by Mr Ected
on May 19, 2012 -
I'm planning a very long airplane flight, and I'd love to spend it re-reading Achewood
if at all possible, on my iPad. One caveat: alt-text! [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora
on May 13, 2012 -
Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped
on May 11, 2012 -
Does anybody know whatever happened to Steve Moncuse, the writer/artist behind Fish Police
? He appears to have stopped working in comics in the late 90s, and has no web presence that I can find.
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on May 11, 2012 -
Who came first: Malekith the Accursed, foe of Thor in the Marvel comics, or Malekith the Witch-King of Naggaroth, ruler of the Warhammer Dark Elves? Was one definitely swiped from the other? Has legal action ever ensued?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on May 4, 2012 -
I'd like to read some great old Marvel comics. The only reprinted compilations that I've seen in bookstores are the Essentials, which are in black and white (when the whole point is how colourful they are), and the Masterpiece series, which are expensive, and the colours don't look right when printed on the shiny paper. Is there any way to get reprints in colour on newsprint? I know there was at one point, since I first encountered the Fantastic Four in Archie's-double-digest-like format.
posted by poetcop
on Apr 19, 2012 -
I'm looking for a book that was out around 1997 (the last time I remember physically seeing it) that detailed lots of different mechanical machines Chris Ware had designed/made, many of them coin-operated. I really should've just coughed up and bought it right then, because I've never laid eyes on it since, and no bookshop staff have been able to identify it. Do you know what book this is, or what it's part of, and if by chance it's still in print? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday
on Mar 31, 2012 -
Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash
on Mar 17, 2012 -
Please recommend regularly-updated webcomics that are largely about the experience of a minority group. [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Mar 7, 2012 -
What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh
on Feb 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for visual conventions
for portraying a scene (e.g. in a movie or comic) as imaginary, dreamed-up or "all in the head" of one of the characters. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Jan 4, 2012 -
What are some comics, novels or non-fiction with a similar sense of humor and adventure to the new John Rogers-penned Dungeons and Dragons
comic being put out by IDW? (Sample inside.) [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Dec 20, 2011 -
So, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe: Awesome! I got an Amazon Kindle Fire for Christmas: Awesome! Is there any way to read these comics on my Kindle Fire?
I am not interested in solutions that involve torrenting or rooting the device.
posted by DWRoelands
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Anybody a Chris Ware expert out there? I'm trying to determine if I have a first printing of Acme Novelty Library #1. It's got a $3.50 cover price, but says nothing anywhere about which printing it is (though much of the text is so tiny it's hard to see). It DOES say "issue 1 volume 4" in one spot, but I don't think this has to do with printing _ I don't think there were more than three printings. I'm duking it out with a pal over this -- and I really want to be right! Thanks.
posted by tboot
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a specific old comic which details the history of an alien humanoid civilization. [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Oct 11, 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 -
A few years back I found a website that listed out all the comics that Marvel has published throughout their history in a year by year basis. The page was set up in a very basic HTML grid format, but it was amazingly comprehensive. I need
to find it to calm my anal retentive impulse to read all my back issues in chronological order.
It was not Mike's Amazing World of Marvel Comics
as much as I do love that site, it just isn't quite enough to fulfill my completist nature.
posted by highfidelity
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Like every other kid born in the 1980's I collected comic books, baseball cards, comic cards and MtG cards. Also, like ever other kid born in the 1980's I was a absolutely certain to become rich by holding onto these things for the coming years. We were all wrong and we all still have them in our closets. I realize that they are worth very little since everyone kept these 'collectibles' closely guarded so supply outpaces any possible demand but still I'm sure there must be a handful of slightly valuable finds in the entire lot.
Does any service exist where I give them my 'collectibles', they sort through everything and give me a honest appraisal or offer?
posted by snoopydies
on Sep 4, 2011 -
What's the best way of showing my work to publishers at Small Press Expo? I have a portfolio of dozens of medium-sized narrative drawings from which I'd like to pick 10-12 to show. Is it best to e-mail ahead before the event to reserve time? To go to the event and ask when they'd be free to review them? I know how busy the SPX floor can get on a Saturday afternoon, so I'd like to hear from those who've tried there, at other shows and in general.
posted by the sobsister
on Sep 2, 2011 -
In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Aug 24, 2011 -
What are some of the best Shockers or Twists in mainstream comics?
I'm trying to come up with some surprise reveals that were genuine in your typical superhero comic (Marvel/DC), instead of shocks for the sake of shocking. I've tried TVTropes, but those are too specific and spread out over countless tropes. I'm looking for what the hive mind considers the best twist, shocks or more specifically "reveals" in superhero comics.
Most will be revealing a secret identity, but it doesn't have to be. I will put more weight on something that is an evolution of the comic as opposed to simply tying up a loose end of an individual story.
posted by unceman
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman
on Jul 24, 2011 -
My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden
on Jul 19, 2011 -