The Week In Links

Get it? Because I used to have a regular feature called… oh forget it. Here’s what I wrote this week:



In this week’s Ask Chris, I’m once again invited to write way more than anyone cares about reading regarding one of my obsessions. And now that I write that, I realize it’s pretty much a stock description of the column every week. This time, it’s old ads in comics, as I pit the famous Charles Atlas ad against the Crown Prince of Death, Count Dante. So if you are that one other person in the world who wanted to read a panel-by-panel breakdown of the Charles Atlas ad, you are in luck.



Also, I scour comments sections dating back to the dawn of the Internet in 1940 for reactions to the new DC logo. Unsurprisingly, this has prompted at least one ace detective to express their belief that, um, actually, they don’t think the Internet existed in 1940. Well if that’s the case, how did I write this article then, smart guy? You think I just make this stuff up?

Also, as a bonus, someone suggests that I should try to be as funny as the creator of Family Guy, which is even dumber than that time I went windsurfing with KITT from Knight Rider. Hey, you’re right! That was hilarious!



I also wrote two Relatively Serious Comics Reviews™ this week. Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell’s Glory #23 is awesome, and while it won’t be out ’til February, you should tell your retailer now so they can order you a copy before FOC. Also, surprising no one, the Daredevil/Spider-Man crossover by Waid, Rios and Kano was brilliant. It’s nice to see comics where it’s obvious that someone’s thinking about it instead being painfully obvious that they’re just banging action figures together and writing dialogue.

And that about does it for this week! Soon: Ice cream!

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