This week we wrap up Book 2 of Walt Simonson’s excellent “Ragnarok” with issue 12! This issue we see the return of a furry friend, big explosions, a giant lizard thingy with weird hands, and some elf drama! Don’t miss it!
This week we carry on with our coverage of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, with issue #10! This time around we have a mountain of Mjolnirs, Walt burns himself at the stake, we learn the secret of Regn’s blade, and there is implied zombie rape… eww. Still, don’t miss it!
This weeks offering is Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW – Issue #9…number nine….number nine…. features reversals of fortune for…well, dead people and animals really… Is this a turning point, or merely the quiet before the storm? Plus…. horse/lizard/goat hybrids! Nuff said!
On this interview episode Derek talks with Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth about his new book Sparring with Gil Kane: Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics. It’s a collection of thirteen interviews, conversations, and panel transcripts focusing on Kane and his aesthetics. The pieces that Groth collects highlight the legendary artist’s thoughts on the potential and limitations of the medium, his relationship with other creators, and Kane’s place within the larger context of comics history. As Groth reveals, this book was long in the making, and it’s the first of several Gil Kane-related works that Fantagraphics will publish in the coming years.
Now that Painting Week is over, we’re heading back in time a few years to cover the second IDW Ragnarok trade starting with issue #7! Thor kills a little girl! There are zombies! Stargates! It’s Simonson! What more do you need??!
This week’s is an eventful show! We start off with our reading of The Lay of Loddfafnir, courtesy of Snorri Sturluson, then discuss our upcoming spring break, and finish off covering Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok #5!!
RAGNAROK IS HERE! The IDW series by fan-favorite Walt Simonson, that is! This week we start our look at the first six issues as we cover issue #1, which shows some familiar faces in a very different light! It’s Mjolnir-iffic!
When Kumar was in Toronto in May and met up with Koom, one topic that came up was a 2000 anthology book called Streetwise, featuring autobiographical stories by a number of well-known comics artists (including Jack Kirby, Sergio Aragones, Paul Chadwick, Joe Kubert, John Severin & Roy Thomas, Walter Simonson, Rick Veitch, and Barry Windsor-Smith). This week, with Kumar back in Australia, they chat via Skype/phone about an overlooked book that’s worth a look.