All posts tagged: Richard Corben

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 67

Well, hello there! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve had a variety of real world issues taking up my time and attention, including a death in the family and a graphic design project (for- gasp- pay) that wound up taking a LOT more time to complete than I initially thought. So my humblest apologies for the hiatus. I’ll try not to let it become a habit. Wouldn’t you know it, while I was away all hell broke loose in the world of comics thanks to DC’s announcement that they will be relaunching nearly all their titles in the near future, starting over with new #1 issues and new creative teams, for better or worse, as well as providing day-and-date downloads, of interest to those who like to read their comics via iPads and smartphones and such, and certainly this is of more interest to those who can afford these devices than to me, who’s stuck in 2006. Anyway, of the newish series, some are potentially intriguing, like the prospect of a Wonder Woman series …

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 62

This one’s way overdue, I know, so I’ll skip the preamble and proceed with the amble. ANYA’S GHOST Script/Art: Vera Brosgol First Second Books, $19.99;  Available June 7; preorder from Amazon When I first got on the Internet about a thousand years ago, one of the first things I did was start looking for websites that featured illustrators…because I’m just inquisitive like that, I guess. Then, porn. But I digress. I like looking at art, plain and simple. It’s the frustrated artist in me. One of the first non-established comics pro webpages I found was that of Miss Brosgol, way back in 2002; her work just blew me away with its open, playful figure drawings and clever ideas. I’ve watched her career progress ever since, even commissioned a little art from her from time to time (she’s super nice and affordable, too), and have observed her style grow and change via outlets such as the Flight collections as well the influence made evident through her paying work in animation. This is her first published book, and …

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, Numero Diez y séis: Hellboy en Mexico, The Sixth Gun, and more

Here we go again with Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, in which I attempt to point out, in often rambling fashion, various offerings of a sequential graphics-type nature that I think might be worth your time to check out, or in some cases, avoid- many of which will still be on sale at various booksellers, both online and real-world, near you. HELLBOY IN MEXICO Script: Mike Mignola; Art: Richard Corben Dark Horse Comics, $3.50 One of the best things about the whole Hellboy thing is how adaptable the big guy is to pretty much whatever mythology you (or Mignola, to be more precise) want to insert him into- African legends, Norse mythology, European superstitious and religious beliefs, Arthurian legends? Why sure! So it’s a natural that eventually Mike would get around to Mexican wrestling of the Lucha Libre variety, most certainly legendary in some circles and a religion in others, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. And, in the best grindhouse cinema tradition, not only do we get masked wrestler adventure, but masked …