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Von Sholly’s STAR SPANGLED DINOSAURS

[Very authentic-looking spoofs][link] of DC’s “[STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES][star]” from the 1960s, which did feature the odd dinosaur.

[link]: http://vonshollywood.blogspot.com/2009/02/tales-from-pto-prehistoric-theatre-of.html “VONSHOLLYWOOD: Tales from the PTO Prehistoric Theatre of Operations”
[star]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Spangled_War_Stories “Star Spangled War Stories on Wikipedia”

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Warner Bros. Creates DC ENTERTAINMENT

[DC is now it’s own company, again, but still owned by Warner][link]. I wonder if this is a response to the Disney/Marvel deal or if it was in motion before that went down?

**Update**: [Warren Ellis says][warren], no, in fact, neither company knew what the other was doing.

[link]: http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2009/09/09/warner-bros-creates-dc-entertainment/ “Vertigo: Graphic Content » Blog Archive » WARNER BROS. CREATES DC ENTERTAINMENT”
[warren]: http://twitter.com/warrenellis/status/3867800876 “Twitter post”

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Disney to Buy Marvel Entertainment

[A million voices crying out in terror, etc][link]. The fanboys of the world just work up to a pretty lame Monday.

[Warren Ellis][ellis]:

>so I got this phone call from Joe Quesada and it was just the sound of him rubbing himself with money and now I am confused

[link]: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/business/media/01disney.html?_r=2&hp “Disney to Buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 Billion – NYTimes.com”
[ellis]: http://twitter.com/warrenellis/status/3667886996 “Original quote on Twitter”

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comix4sight

[Comics writer John Ostrander][link] has been fighting glaucoma for years, and needs your help.

[link]: http://www.comix4sight.com/ “comix4sight.com”

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X-Men Relationship Map

As my friend Kate Dickson says, “[ooooh, which X-Men have snogged each other?][link]”

[link]: http://www.uncannyxmen.net/images/article/relationship/relationshipmapv1.htm “relationshipmapv1”

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Darkseid Minus New Gods

[In the grand tradition of Garfield Minus Garfield][link].

[link]: http://www.4thletter.net/2009/06/and-now-darkseid-minus-new-gods/ “4thletter! » Blog Archive » Darkseid Minus New Gods”

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Bleeding Cool

[New comics blogsite by Rich Johnson and friends, featuring a column by Warren Ellis][link].

[link]: http://www.bleedingcool.com/ “Bleeding Cool”

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Handley, Comics and Obscenity

[Newsarama’s Jeff Trexler on what the recent guilty plea][link] of Christopher Handley in his “possessing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children and mailing obscene material.” case. Handley could be in jail for 15 years for owning some Manga. This is beyond not good.

[link]: http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/05/22/handley-comics-and-obscenity/ “Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » Handley, Comics and Obscenity”

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2009

[… is going on right now][link], and you should go if at all possible. [Jeffrey Rowland][rowland] is here! [R Stevens][rstevens] is here! [Kate Beaton][kate] and [Ryan North][ryan] are here, but they almost never leave.

[link]: http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf/ “The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2009”
[rowland]: http://overcompensating.com “Overcompensating”
[rstevens]: http://dieselsweeties.com “Diesel Sweeties”
[kate]: http://harkavagrant.com “History Comics”
[ryan]: http://quantz.com “Dinosaur Comics”

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Warren Ellis on Shitgaze, and Novum

[Things like this just fall off of Warren when he’s taking his monthly bath][link], and it’s the most interesting thing I’ve read today.

[link]: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=7178 “Warren Ellis » Shitgaze”