Kim Thompson 1956-2013

Early yesterday, Kim Thompson died at the age of 56.

I never met him but do know that you’d be hard-pressed to find a better friend to comics literally worldwide. North American readers were grateful to him for having exposed them to work from Europe, and European creators were grateful for that exposure.

El on Earth

How did I like Man of Steel?

That’s... a good question. I’ll be taking part in a roundtable discussion at Forces
of Geek
soon, helping me further hone my thoughts for a proper review. What follows below is bereft of spoilers.

Superman flying above the Earth's atmosphere against the blackness of space
Man of Steel image © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment. Superman ® DC Comics.

I went into the 12:01 a.m. screening last Thursday night with hope and tempered excitement.

AC Does It

Astro City returned last week after too long an absence.

Caped figure of Samaritan flying, backlit from above by the sun, crowd below pointing up at him Samaritan opening doors leading to reader's POV, other superheroes behind him

The reviews, judging from links at the series’ new Facebook page and general chatter, are good. I haven’t read the new #1 yet myself but wouldn’t expect any different.