Welcome to the latest installment of your breath of snark free air!
COOL COMIC THINGS
Michael Avon Oeming's new comic series (with Ivan Brandon), Cross Bronx, has been good on its own, but what has really stood out has been the back-ups of the book! What Oeming has done is to share with his readers as many notable rejection letters that he has received over the years as he can (he has expanded it as of late to just interesting correspondence), and the result is a truly fascinating experience.
This Wednesday's #3 is the best one yet, as it has a letter from Alex Toth, who gives Oeming (who at the point of the letter was beginning to be known for his work on Powers) a real once over, but a truly benevolent one - not just ripping Oeming for the sake of ripping him. Toth really seems to hold Oeming in high regard, he just gives harsh (but amazingly interesting) criticism.
The back-up series is a real treasure for comic fans who enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at breaking into the comic industry.
Excellent job by Oeming.
One cool point to the first person who can tell me which cover this Superman: Man of Steel cover is homaging!
SNARK FREE CHALLENGE
Who is more difficult to hit - a blindfolded Spider-Man or Daredevil?
COVER THEME GAME
As always, here is the game. I show three covers. They all have something in common, whether it be a character, locale, creator, SOMEthing. And it isn't something obvious like "They all have prices!" "They all have logos!" "They all feature a man!" etc.
In addition, please note that you must have some familiarity with comic book history to correctly guess these comics. You cannot guess the connective theme just by looking at the covers solely, you must have some knowledge beyond just the covers.
Good luck! A cool point to the first one who figures it out!
COOL COMIC BOOK BOOK MOMENT
Let's set the scene.
Peter Parker has just had a Spider-Man adventure.
He had his thoughts filled with the girl he recently met, Gwen Stacy.
He had been avoiding a date with the niece of Aunt May's friend for quite some time (about seventeen issues at this point).
Finally, he agrees to go out on a date with the niece as a favor.
That's the set-up - here, then, courtesy of Stan Lee and John Romita, one of the more notable panels in Spider-Man history...
Pretty darn cool, no?
Well, that's it for this installment of Snark Free Corner.
Hope you had fun!