permanent damage

Steven Grant surveys the L.A. Convention Center's pitch for Comic-Con International and has a few words to say in the interest of keeping the show where it's had it's roots for four decades. Plus: "Iron Man 2!"

Steven Grant takes "Kick-Ass" out for a test drive and kicks the tires, declaring it the best superhero film to date with Chloe Moretz's performance "as close to a revelation as anything I've seen on film in years."

In this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE: It's The Big One - The End of the Decade or The End of the World (as we know it?). Plus, five books you absolutely must read this year and the winner of the Ultimate Comics Cover Challenge.

This week: Steven is winding down the decade with the last of Gil Kane's wild west stories; hoisting up the best TV series of the year and running down the worst; plus puzzle solutions galore and the ultimate Comics Cover Challenge.

Steven looks at the artists he has most enjoyed working with - and those he'd love to work with in a perfect word. Plus, we present the year end MEGA-Comics Cover Challenge, and have a few special messages to Permanent Damage fans.

This week: Hot comics (& related) moments from my misspent youth; the first round of audience Comics Cover Challenges; plus the new Hollywood blacklist, Marvel & Disney, portable software, soap operas and gobs of other notes.

This week: the western art of Gil Kane, and why I'll never be publisher at Marvel; plus Gov. Ahnuld hell-bent for leather, Captain Action, the undisputed kings of copyright infringement, the weirdest Comics Cover Challenge of all and more.

This Week: The final word on narrative and what it means to the future of the graphic novel; comics books for Xmas 2009 - our recommendations; plus Wonder Woman, Rupert Murdoch, gays in Uganda, bankers with guns and lots of other notes.

This week: narrative as the key to the new graphic novel; suggested changes in Thanksgiving and what Steven's truly thankful for this year; plus Rex The Wonder Dog, who remembers the grassy knoll?, piracy foibles and the Comics Cover Challenge.

Where the graphic novel is now, and where it needs to go; why terrorist trials are more American than apple pie; an ode to Gray Morrow; plus eBay, movie non-news, what really spiked gas prices, another Comics Cover Challenge, and more.

In this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE, are super heroes alive and well, or have they become a dying breed, breathing their last breath? Plus: little household disasters and the latest installment of the Comics Cover Challenge.

This week: Comics are the new Disco!; why the forgotten was is forgotten and what parts they want to keep that way; plus library shows, the Hooded Utilitarian, Kellogg's and other notes, and the Comics Cover Challenge

The strange life and mock death of The Comics Journal; who wants Internet Freedom, and what kind; letters on APE, motion comics, Ireland, Apple and more; plus eBay news, book wars, DVD wars, the end of the world, and lots of other notes!

This week: the view from APE - making alternative comics viable in today's comic book market, and other thoughts; a nightmare in Capital City; the FTC's new review guidelines for blogs; plus notes and the Comics Cover Challenge

What comics art lacks most today, and what it needs the most; this week's Congressional sneak attack, why, and what you can do about it; fun with the Bible, in comics and other places; plus APE, San Diego cosplay, and more

This week: underground comics, putting the realism into comics art, and other strolls through the distant past; more missives from the mailbag; plus APE, the Red Squads ride again, other notes, the Comics Cover Challenge, and more.

This week: searching for good comics art, and what that even means; the new wrinkle in health care reform, and why it'll make you sick; assessing the fall TV season; plus APE, Ellroy and gobs of other notes, and the Comics Cover Challenge

This week: the revenge of Jack Kirby, and why bad business practices of the '60s could make Marvel and Dsiney's lives interesting; mail; plus Massachusetts break-ins, lots of other notes and a new Comics Cover Challenge

This week: Here comes the new DC, same as the old DC?; Original graphic novels - threat or menace?; lunatic fringes on the tea party doilies; plus APE, Bertolt Brecht, who's rich now, other notes and the Comics Cover Challenge.

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