Friday, March 8, 2013

List O' Links for Friday, March 8, 2013

"It's Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't go sh*t to do!" So why not spend it with these links?

Ten things you never knew about Barbie.

More cool behind-the-scenes material from the 70s Hulk TV show, courtesy of Al Bigby.

Here are some excellent covers from Detective Comics before the creation of Batman, to remind everyone that the title was really about detective comics.

Salon asks the question "What happened to Orson Scott Card?"

Finally, an article that made the comic book rounds like wildfire this week: legendary artist and writer Jerry Ordway laments his lack of attention from DC Comics and states his desire to be a major force in comics again. I hope someone gives him the opportunity.

Have a great weekend!


Todd Mason said...

Um...Orson Scott Card hasn't changed a lick since the late '70s. Just because fanboys didn't understand what ENDER'S GAME was about doesn't mean that he was any less, shall we put it, opinionated from the outset of his career, at very least.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Not having read card, and with no intentions to do so, I don't have a horse in that race. I'm much more looking forward to the Superman story that will now appear in place of Card's, written by Jeff Parker (whom I interviewed about his Marvel work back in September).

Todd Mason said... DC caved? Remarkably gutless, in the face of hiring him in the first place.

I managed, as Card was starting out, to read apparently all his worst work published. You can guess this hasn't made me too eager to move on to his supposedly better work...any more than his anti-homosexual activism gives me much reason to respect him.

Phillyradiogeek said...

First, several comic shops either refused to carry the print version or pledged to donate sales of it to pro-equality organizations. Then, the artist hired to pencil the story dropped out due to the controversy, thus sealing the deal for Card's dismissal from the project altogether.


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