Earlier this year, we were approached by a fan of the site for a giveaway. Not only was Allan Linder a fan, but he was also an incredible graphic novelist. He is the artist and writer of an upcoming trade called Prisoner Of The Mind. It’s a gritty neo-noir trade set in the near future. Real drama, real cool. I highly suggest you check it out. Many of you will have to wait for its release later this year. If you’re lucky, you’ll get this AWESOME box set he provided as a cool give away to one of our readers. Check it out. Lots of dope little touches here.
How to enter: Easy. Share this post on tumblr, facebook, twitter, your personal blog, your favorite message board, … wherever you want. Share it with your friends, and then leave a comment below with a link. One random winner will get this cool prize pack.
What you’ll get: Two first edition Prisoner Of The Mind trades in a evidence bag, one size Large POM tshirt, one black carrying case, stickers and one sealed letter. Not sure what it says, let us know when you break the seal.
Unsure what to get your loved ones for the holiday? Can’t decide on that office Christmas party gift? Well, here you go.
Joe Shuster, of Superman fame, getting freaky as the day is long. Can’t beat it. Nothing better than famous people’s not-famous work. Wait, there is something better: When that not-famous work is heavy kink! This is a phenomenon that we won’t be blessed with again because there’s no taboos left. You can work in Hollywood after directing German Goo Girls. The boundaries are erased and the world is better for it, but work like this has a distinct charm I’ll be sad to see go.
I really hated this crossover(?) and I didn’t think it was Adams’ best work. That said, it’s still better than 90% of comic artists, dead or alive. Celebrate that tacky “let’s drop every character who sells into the same book for a week” nonsense with this poster. Take it up to Adams at a con and see if he doesn’t wince just a little.
So my last post featured classic Larry Stroman art from an important issue of an important series featuring important characters. As a result, the page cost 10k.
In contrast, I offer this page from the Black Widow graphic novel. It is not important. It also may or may not have any characters we care about in it. We can’t tell because all I can make out is feet and distant silhouettes. As a result, the page costs $50.
Larry for any income.
I think this brief period of X-Factor represents a high-point for Marvel Comics. For real. Peter David at his most pointed, Larry Stroman mixing the kinetic nature of the of the era with solid storytelling skills. I love this book.
But do I love it for the price this seller is asking? Does anyone? I gladly hand the mantle of “Biggest X-Factor New Team Era Fan” to whoever buys this at this price.
mtwice aka Rob Liefeld is selling some awesome original art pieces. These boards would look great framed in an office or living room. Act fast because there is not much time left on these, the vultures are circling.
So here’s an oddity that seems tied entirely to its time. A 1996 Xeric Award winner that features a ‘jam’ comic with Dave Sim, Paul Pope, Mark Oakley, Matt Feazell, Scott Roberts, Steve Remen, Greg Hyland, Joe Chiappetta, Rick Veitch, James Kochalka, Sam Henderson, Oscar Stern, Rob Walton, and Jim Gownley.
Could this sort of thing ever happen again? Apparently. I wrote one of the bigger names on that jam comic last night and woke up to a nice email from a man willing to do some work for my project. That’s dope. The indie dudes never left their grind. They’re still out there and still picking up work wherever it comes from. Respect that. Hire one today.
YUP, HURRICANE SANDY HAS STEPPED ON MY TRAVEL TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT I’M LEFT IN MIAMI UNABLE TO GET HOME FOR ANOTHER COUPLE DAYS. THAT SUCKS BUT HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS: MAN-THING. I LOVE MAN-THING AND I’M EXCITED TO BE DOWN HERE CHILLIN WITH MY DUDE. I’M ENTERING THE EVERGLADES TOMORROW IN THE HOPE OF FINDING THE NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES. WISH ME LUCK.
ALSO, BUY THIS LOT OF MAN-THING COMICS OR BE A POSER FOREVER. MAN-THING 4 LYF.
Have you ever reflected on just how long Namor has been wrecking cities and then doing weirdly kind-hearted stuff that makes us all forgive him? He’s a fully developed character in the respect that his motivations are his own and writers aren’t obligated to make him fit a mold. He does good; he does bad. Just like all real mf’ers. Salute to Namor, the realest dude.
Here’s an expensive appearance by our man. He throws a car at police in this issue. ACAB.
But, he also extinguishes a woman on fire! He’s got layers and facets.
This is as close to owning a Brian Bolland piece as many of us sad brokeasses will get any time soon. He’s one of the most brilliant comic artists of all time and buying his original art, especially art featuring marquee characters like Judge Dredd, requires some capital I just don’t have at this moment.
BUT I do have $100. And you have $100. So, it’s now a shootout for this Eagle-era Judge Dredd comic production art. Am I the only weirdo that pushes production art as the most viable and fun comic-related collectable? Maybe I am, but I have my reasons:
Reason One: It’s still the beautiful art you want.
Reason Two: It celebrates comics as a format and the history of the industry.
In this case, the third reason is that you don’t want to get originals wet from drool when looking at this art. Buy this immediately.