Oct 22nd 2009 By: Laura Hudson
: There's an exhibition called "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero
," on display at the University of Oregon, where you can see 200 pieces of classic comics art, including "Superman #1." If that's not enough, they're also holding an academic conference called "Understanding Superheroes
" this weekend, with discussion panels like "Being and Super-Beings: Existentialism, Temporality, and Eschatology," where you can hear CA's own Douglas Wolk
talk about the End of the World. Oh, and Greg Rucka, Kurt Busiek and Gail Simone will be there too. I wish I could stop by, but I'll be too busy attending...
"Wonder Woman Day
" at Excalibur Comics in Portland, Oregon! The event benefits several groups that support victims of domestic violence, and includes a silent art auction and signings by creators like Los Bros Hernandez and... "Wonder Woman" write Gail Simone, who is apparently the Wolverine of Portland comic book events.Controversy
: The Con Wars
are heating up, as Wizard decided to hold its recently acquired Big Apple Con the same weekend as New York Comic-Con, using the tried-and-true teen sitcom method of event scheduling. It's a lot like watching the Condiment King
declare war on Batman, and almost as entertaining, thanks to a war of words
that finally made star Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis throw up his hands and decide to become Switzerland
: The 10 Greatest Moments in "Battlestar Galactica,"
including that time when Starbuck and Apollo made a boxing match look like 7 Minutes and Heaven, but with more punching. (Maxim) WTF
: Hey, do you remember the time Stan Lee rode down from the sky on a giant spider to meet Tobey Maguire
: "Comics are everywhere, the ideoplasmic universe of human culture from its dawn to one second ago and up the line until the sun goes dark. Nothing but words and pictures: but they are what define the way we frame ideas and experiences. They do anything." - Warren Ellis