Archive for the ‘Books – Graphic’ category

Batman: Murdered By Bankruptcy

November 29, 2008

As in writing bankruptcy.

Batman killed by his OWN dad

Bruce Wayne – who by night is Batman – gets murdered by a man claiming to be the father he thought was dead.

In a highly controversial new storyline Bruce, who first appeared in 1939, is killed by Simon Hurt – the leader of the shady Black Glove organisation.

Simon claims he is really Dr Thomas Wayne, saying he faked his own passing when Bruce was a child.

That’s about as bankrupt as possible.

Previously here:

Holy Eejitcy, Batman!

Holy Eejitcy, Batman!

November 25, 2008

Batman to be killed off after 70 years

Yeah, because, you know, it’s easier to fucking kill an icon than think of new ways of using him.

One Strange Way … Is Strange

November 6, 2008


I found this looking through a bunch of new Twitter Followers. One is @onestrangeway.

One Strange Way is the title of a “digital graphic novel with interactive features.” What it will run on, I don’t know.

There’s a development blog — but updates stopped in June. Updates seem to be via Twitter now.

Go to the site itself and see the video trailer. That’s where I stole that above illo.

iVerse Comics: Ten Comics For The iPhone!

November 1, 2008

This is the press release:



Flash Gordon, Proof, ShadowHawk, Wrath of the Titans, Oz: The Manga and more now available for download!

November 1st, 2008 – iVerse Media is proud to announce that their first wave of titles are now available for sale in the iTunes App Store. Featuring some of the top creative talent in the comic book industry, titles are now available from companies like Ardden Entertainment, Antarctic Press, Bluewater Productions, and Image Comics Creators.

“Today we have 10 titles available in the iTunes App Store, and four of those titles are free. The others are $0.99. We’re very excited about that.” said iVerse owner Michael Murphey. “We have ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Proof’, ‘ShadowHawk’, OZ: The Manga’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, and ‘Gold Digger: Peebo Tales’ all available today, and this is just the beginning.”

Readers interested in trying comics on their iPhone can get Proof #1, The Return of ShadowHawk, Wrath of the Titans #1, and OZ: The Manga #1 for free in their entirety in the iTunes App Store right now.

You can find all of these titles in the iTunes App Store.

For a complete list of available titles from iVerse and their partners.

iVerse Media is a Texas-based company providing innovative digital solutions for creative content.

For those of you who don’t want to bother opening iTunes right now just to get a preview, go to the iVerse Comics website where complete descriptions of every title is available.

Some of them are free for a limited time!

Classic Typography

October 28, 2008

Via Twitter from top_book:

Scanning Around with Gene: The Best Type Book with No Typesetting

The 1927 edition of Studio Handbook by Samuel Welo is 233 pages of beautiful type and timeless design advice. Only this book comes with a twist – every page was hand-lettered by Welo.

This is stunning and beautiful work.

It also contains some type and design tips for those who are blind to that sort of thing.

Note To Self: Buy Alex

October 9, 2008

Propaganda finds the best book about an alcoholic dog ever published: Alex

The cover:

The reason why, highlighted in yellow by me:

That’s a reference to writer John Fante!

Murderdrome: Eleven Years Old!

August 29, 2008

Update: And yet another twist. The comic was originally done in 2005! See the Comment here.

There’s another twist to the Murderdrome comic book that was banned by Apple.

A Commenter with the handle FishKill stated:

Just done a bit of poking around the net with Murderdrome, and the story isn’t a new one.

Murderdrome was originally penciled by Simon Penter back in 1997. You can see his artwork here:

So this is nothing new, just a new medium for distribution. The bloody story is over 11 years old.

And he is correct! See the 1997 2005 version here.

Previously here:

Print: Dying. And The Net: No Future?
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!