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Around the Tubes

Snowblind_002_A_MainIt’s a new week!  We’ve got podcasts, interviews, reviews, and more. For our readers in Iowa that are able to, make sure to get out to caucus tonight! It’s also the first of the month so we have demographic data coming and Black History Month, so expect coverage geared towards that too!

While you await all of that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Angoulême Festival manages to get even worse by humiliating cartoonists with “Faux Fauves” – We’re not covering these asshats anymore until they clean house. Not funny. Not cool.

Vail Daily – Mom and daughter explore cruelty of bullying through humor in ‘Out of Bounds’  – Very cool to see this.

Atlanta Blackstar – South African Artist Diversifies the Superhero Universe with ‘Kwezi’ – Diversity is a good thing.

Elle – How Cosplaying as Betty Draper Saved My Self-Esteem – A great read.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Cyborg #7

Talking Comics – Funk Soul Samurai #1

Talking Comics – The King’s Leap

Talking Comics – Magpie #1

Talking Comics – Monstress #3

Talking Comics – Of Stone Vol. 1-3

Comic Attack – Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1

ComiConverse – Snow Blind #2

Talking Comics – Tragic Tales of Horrere #1

Preview: OI OI OI! #7

January 31st, 2016, sees the debut of a brand new superhero story in the pages of Australian national comic magazine Oi Oi Oi!

The story is called Magpie, and it has Andrez Bergen collaborating with veteran, super-talented Aussie artist Frantz Kantor.

Magpie is done very much in the spirit of, well, The Spirit – taking on the concept that people like Will Eisner and Tarpé Mills did of telling complete stories and off-beat vignettes, with a sense of humor as much as a nod to noir, over 8-page installments. While an homage to the comics we love from the golden age to contemporary ones, it also carries with it a pastiche/deconstruction of multi-media pop-culture sensibilities, and the odd fracture of the fourth wall.

Along the way, within each tale, there are nods and winks at everything – from Roy Thomas to Ghost in the Shell, M.C. Escher wrestling Russ Manning’s Magnus, Robot Fighter, and on into mass-media current affair programs.

Check out below for preview art from Magpie as well as the rest of the stories found in Oi Oi Oi! #7.