Picks of the Week

The picks of the week from around the web.

  • The clip above and this one are pretty neat examples of ingenuous street art, I must say. Delightful. (Thanks, Eddie Campbell).
  • Otherwise: Lots of great comics links this week!

  • CBR — Steve Grant on the Superman ruling. The best summary article and analysis so far on the historic ruling on the rights to Superman. Also, read Dirk Deppey’s fine analysis.
  • Jeet Heer and Bart Beaty on Frederic Wertham and the comic book crackdown of the 1950s, on the occasion of David Hajdu’s new book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America. A great read for anyone interested in this important part of American comic book history. The New Yorker has a good essay on the subject as well. UPDATE: Heer summarises and follows up.
  • London Review of Books“Into the Eisenshpritz”: Excellent, if somewhat sprawling and meandering article on graphic novels by Elif Batuman. She covers a lot of ground and hardly misses a beat in her geek-lore.
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