dorkin'

An advance copy of CALLA CTHULHU arrived today from Dark Horse Comics! So surprised I lost a sanity point! 

Written by Sarah Dyer (and myself), pencils by co-creator Erin Humiston, inks by Erin and Mario Gonzalez, colors by Bill Mudron, lettering by Nate Piekos, CALLA CTHULHU collects the Stela comics app series in 240 full-color pgs of weird action-adventure/horror for the less-than-terrifying retail price of $12.99. 

Our great new volume one ships in late-August to comic shops, bookstores and libraries that conducted the correct rituals to receive it. It can also be found at a certain unnameable online retail entity that fills many in our field with dread and awe. 

However you track it down, we hope you enjoy it.

atheism absolutely does not inherently = dudebro nu atheist Dorkins-worshipping sapios*xual nonsense, sure, and there are aspects of organised religious communities & histories of religious imperialism that it is essential to criticise and condemn (n I will be the first to say this), but I’m still not sure how you can say that atheism provides a space for that critique that doesn’t have the potential to exist within religious communities or alongside religious belief. so that’s my hot take 📝

Eltingville

Hey Bogleech, check out Eltingville.

You seem to like KC’s anime club. In my opinion that comic by him has always been a ripoff of Eltingville (not that it’s wrong to get inspiration from others, but KC’s fans have gone so far as accusing Eltingville of being the ripoff, fucking idiots), and I think KC’s even admitted to this.

Eltingville is a hilariously cynical story about a group of geeks that holds a mirror up to the entire unhealthy misogynistic western nerd media fandom.

Graphic Novels to Grab

This post is for my friend @iispecial4her-blog. You said you wanted to expand your comic book horizons, right? Well, I think this list will do that for you bud. 

Originally posted by mickeylikescheese-blog

  1. Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator/Letterer), John Higgins (Colorist)
  2. The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi
  3. The Complete Maus (Maus #1-2) by Art Spiegelman
  4. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  5. Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim #1) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  6. Batman: The Long Halloween (Batman) by Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale (Illustrator), Gregory Wright (Colors), Richard Starkings (Letters)
  7. Black Hole (Black Hole #1-12) by Charles Burns
  8. Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key #1) by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez (Artist)
  9. Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira: 6 Volumes #1) by Katsuhiro Otomo, Yoko Umezawa (Translator), Linda M. York (Translator), Jo Duffy (Translator)
  10. Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice (Chew #1-5) by John Layman, Rob Guillory (Illustrator)
  11. Identity Crisis (Identity Crisis #1-7) by Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales (Illustrator), Michael Bair (Illustrator), Joss Whedon (Introduction)
  12. Essex County (Essex County #1-3) by Jeff Lemire
  13. Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls (Batman, Volume II #1) by Scott Snyder (Writer), Greg Capullo (Illustrator), Jonathan Glapion (Illustrator)
  14. Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass Vol. 1: 1-8) by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. (Illustrator), Rob Liefeld (Introduction)
  15. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal (Ms. Marvel, Volume III & IV #1)
    by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Artist)

  16. Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites (Beasts of Burden #1) by Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson (Artist)
  17. Road to Perdition (Road to Perdition #1) by Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner (Illustrator)
  18. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud 
  19. Deadly Class, Vol. 1: Reagan Youth (Deadly Class #1) by Rick Remender, Wes Craig (Illustrator), Lee Loughridge (Illustrator)
  20. Suicide Squad, Volume 1: Kicked in the Teeth (Suicide Squad, Volume IV #1) by Adam Glass (Writer), Federico Dallocchio (Illustrator), Cliff Richards (Illustrator), Clayton Henry (Illustrator), Ig Guara (Illustrator)
  21. Torso by Brian Michael Bendis, Marc Andreyko
  22. The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novels) #1-6)
    by Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis (Adaptor), Renae De Liz (illustrator), Ray Dillon (illustrator)

  23. Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 (Hack/Slash Omnibus 1) by Tim Seeley (Goodreads Author), Dave Crosland, Stefano Caselli
  24. The Stand: Captain Trips (Stephen King’s The Stand - Graphic Novel series #1) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Adaptor), Stephen King (Story), Mike Perkins (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator)
  25. Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? (Spider-Gwen #0) by Jason Latour (Writer), Robbi Rodriguez (Artist)
  26. Gwenpool, the Unbelievable, Vol. 1: Believe It (The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1) by Christopher Hastings, Danilo Beyruth (Artist), Gurihiru (Artist)
  27. The Sandman: Overture (The Sandman 0) by Neil Gaiman (Writer), J.H. Williams III (Artist), Dave Stewart (Colourist), Todd Klein (Letterer)
  28. Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1: A Sea of Troubles (Kill Shakespeare #1)
    by Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, Andy Belanger (Illustrator)

  29. Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen (Writer), Jonathan Case (Illustrator)
  30. Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin’s Road (Lone Wolf and Cub #1) by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima (Illustrator)
  31. Too Cool to Be Forgotten by Alex Robinson 
  32. Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty (Gotham Central trade paperbacks #1) by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator)
  33. Astonishing X-Men Omnibus (Astonishing X-Men #1-4) by Joss Whedon (Text), John Cassaday (Illustrator)
  34. Runaways Deluxe, Vol. 1 (Runaways Deluxe #1) by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona (Illustrator), Takeshi Miyazawa (Illustrations)
  35. The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine #1-5) by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (illustrator), Matt Wilson (illustrator)
  36. Alias, Vol. 1 (Alias #1) by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Jeph Loeb (Introduction)
  37. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley 
  38. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson 
  39. Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale (Afterlife With Archie #1-5) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Illustrations) 
  40. X'ed Out (Last Look Trilogy #1) by Charles Burns
  41. Get Jiro! (Get Jiro #1) by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Langdon Foss (Illustrations)
  42. Batgirl: Year One (Batgirl) by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon (Goodreads Author), Marcos Martin (Illustrator), Álvaro López (Illustrator)
  43. Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book One (Y: The Last Man #1-2)
    by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Pia Guerra (Penciller), José Marzán Jr. (Inker), Pamela Rambo (Colorist), Clem Robins (Letterer), J.G. Jones (Covers)
  44. Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables #1) by Bill Willingham (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Lan Medina (Artist), Steve Leialoha (Artist), Craig Hamilton (Artist), James Jean (Cover Artist)
  45. Saga: Vol. 1 (Saga #1) by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)
  46. The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy #1) by Gerard Way (Writer), Gabriel Bá, Dave Stewart (Colourist), Nate Piekos (Letterer), Tony Ong (Designer)
  47. The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity (The Unwritten #1) by Mike Carey (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Bill Willingham (Goodreads Author) (Introduction), Peter Gross (Writer, Artist)
  48. 100 Bullets, Vol. 1: First Shot, Last Call (100 Bullets #1) by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso (Illustrator)
  49. Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (Goodreads Author), Thien Pham
  50. One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 (ワンパンマン / Onepunch-Man #1)
    by ONE, Yusuke Murata (Illustrator), John Werry (Translator)

Here are the long overdue recommendations I promised you. Thanks for being patient. I hope you enjoy them! 

Originally posted by aoricc