70 mins. How many movies based on comic books have there been in the last few years? Heaps. How many of them have been awesome? Far less. We offer our ten fave films, and not many of our selections feature superheroes! Also, Katrina and the Waves, and a dancing Emperor Palpatine.
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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING
Eric Powell’s The Goon #39. Funniest superhero pardoy. Ever.
Joe Sacco’s journalistic comic Footnotes in Gaza.
Seizure magazine writing competition.
China Mieville’s Embassytown.
Fox announced an Axe Cop animated series! Oh yeah.
Carla Speed McNeill’s Finder: Voice becomes LA Times’ Best Graphic Novel
Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 5
15:28 THEME – BEST COMIC BOOK FILMS
We choose our 5 fave films each and offer a few surprises, as well as some that almost made our lists, guilty pleasures, and the worst comic films.
The Avengers. A fun, and funny superhero epic.
American Splendor. Curmudgeon Harvey Pekar’s life.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World. A charming video game aesthetic, and many pop culture references.
Blueberry. Based on Moebius’ Wild West adventure. Also known as Renegade, and also featuring great trippy sequences.
X-Men: First Class. Groovy baby.
Ghost in the Shell anime. A Sci-fi classic. Perty too.
30 Days of Night. Thrilling, and with truly scary vampires.
Ghost World. Two girls befriend a sad Steve Buscemi.
Justice League: Doom. Animated film in which Batman betrays the Justice League. Accidentally.
Persepolis. French animated film about coming of age in Tehran.