Last month while cruising through the aisles of Pathmark with my brother, we each picked up a box of Cheerios with tie-ins to the Dark Knight movie. I didn't give it much thought until a few weeks later when I opened the box and realized each figurine had an awesome 'spring-loaded' action. Of the four available figures, we had in hand the uppercut Batman, and the best figure of them all, the kick-in-the-nuts Joker. Unfortunately, by the time I went back to grab a few more boxes, the promotion was over.
The reason I'm writing about the Dark Knight again is because 1) The Dark Knight just became the second film in Hollywood's history to pass the $500 million mark (after Titanic) and 2) Some fan whipped-up an incredible looking poster for a Dark Knight sequel.
I've been following the web comic, Freak Angels, since its debut in February and only recently has there been enough action to write about. While every installment leading up to the recent issue has done a great job introducing the premise and especially the characters, it's been really slow. Fortunately you get to read everything in one go now, leading right up to the action packed issues and hopefully you'll stick around for future installments.
Y-The Last Man, it's over... the series is done and since I'm all caught up with Fables, looks like I'll have some time to finish up Y-The Last Man. By the way James Jean is ending his cover duties with issue 81 of Fables, kind of screws up the cover collection doesn't it?
I don't really follow the Sheldon comic strip, but its creator, Dave Kellet posted up a great 'process' video showing you how he creates a strip from start to finish.
Howard Zinn, familiar with that name? You probably used his textbook in high school. If you don't recall, here's an easy way to get reacquainted with American history. Zinn along with historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki came together to produce A People's History of American Empire, in a graphic novel format.
After hearing about Google's crack at a browser, I initially thought to myself, "great another browser I'm going to have to test with when doing any web work." With their ties to the Mozilla foundation, I'm hoping Chrome won't deviate too much from Firefox's rendering rules.
To help introduce Google Chrome, they enlisted the help of Scott McCloud, a well known cartoonist, to put into graphic form, the reasoning behind the browser and what key features it has over existing browsers. Download the browser here.