Monthly Archives: July 2013

Superman and Calvin

Comic Book Resources has been running a surprising and entertaining feature lately, Comic Book Easter Eggs, chronicling cross-references and cheeky winks in comic books and graphic novels. In their most recent column, they list a few guest appearances of Bill … Continue reading

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Batman heels

They’re unhealthily high, they glitter and they treat Batman like The Dark Knight never happened.  But, hey, if this is not ephemeral, I don’t know what is. If you want a pair, head over to Etsy, which also pulls out … Continue reading

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Being a Superhero is expensive

Together with Samsung, Mashable has calculated how much it costs being a superhero. For five iconic Marvel and DC Comics characters (Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Spider-man and the Hulk), they added up the costs when they first started out, and the … Continue reading

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Mattotti is summery and sweet

For the cover to this week’s New Yorker magazine, Lorenzo Mattotti found inspiration in his holiday in Argentina.  He saw his children play table tennis in front of an open window, and, as they say, all he needed to do … Continue reading

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Mutts pummels Marvel

It is quite uncertain how their pummeling of the Hulk with acorns will end up for Patrick McDonnell’s Bip and Bop, but it is a very fitting end of a whole week of strips guest starring Marvel characters ranging from … Continue reading

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The new king and his tax return

Tomorrow is July 21st, which is the day my country celebrates its National Holiday. This year the occasion is supposed to be a bit more important than usual, as our king has abdicated earlier this month, and now his son … Continue reading

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Is it comics or Lichtenstein?

With these explosive visuals, Volkswagen wants to convey the message that their emergency brake systems work just in time to avoid collisions. I like these graphics, but somehow I can’t get my head around whether they’re somehow referring to classic … Continue reading

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