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Friday, August 31, 2007

La Luba

Have I mentioned how much I love Luba? Here she is, at 50-something, graying, still smoking hot and carrying around that hammer. Life keeps trying to run her over and she just keeps kicking it in the balls. She just got divorced, and she's about to go off on a date with a much younger man.

Her advice to Venus in the next panel: "Don't listen to anybody but yourself." For better or worse, that's the way Luba has lived her amazing life.

She is my personal goddess.

Scan from Love & Rockets #20, by Beto Hernandez

Angel of Tarzana

Note to Marvel and DC: This is what a superhero looks like.

Scan from Love & Rockets #20, back cover illo by Jaime Hernandez.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

OT: Sometimes advertising is funny

I have to read Wired magazine for work. Mostly it's a chore and the sexism is bothering me more and more, especially when older women who frequent chat rooms posing as 18 year old "hotties" are portrayed as evil seducers, while men who do the SAME THING are poor misunderstood guys with mid-life crises (so what if he killed someone because of it?). Anyway, the most recent issue had a big ad for Helio phones with some instruction on "the new social etiquette" (mostly chat stuff). Here's the funny bit:

"Your buddy list is ideal for seeing who's online so you can ignore people when they IM you."

Not that I ever do that!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Compression Is Our Business.

Click on the images for larger versions if you need em.

Take a page and make more room for the STORY! Oh, and make Hawkgirl's tits smaller, please.

Did we lose anything by cutting those panels? No.

Thanks, Greg!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Show #55 - Aug 11

Show 55 on MP3

An hour with the man who is ultimately responsible for I Read Comics - my big brother! Listen as we chat about rockclimbing, Thor, Robert E. Howard, the Legion, Magnus - Robot Fighter, Kirby geekness, the M.M.M.S., Star Trek, cinematic storytelling, Neal Adams, and more!

A proud member of the Comics Podcasts Network!

This podcast is sponsored by Comic Relief, the best comics store ever, and the Lincoln Heights Literary Society - Ontology On the Go!

Music, as always by Ginger Mayerson

Stan Lee circa 1968. Face front!