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Professor William H. Foster
will be signing copies of his new book,
Dreaming of a Face Like Ours
at Legends of Superheros on
Saturday, July 24th, from Noon to 2PM.



Professor Foster has previously published Looking for a Face Like Mine (Fine Tooth Press, 2005.) In his review, Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly and PW Comics Weekly wrote, "Professor Bill [Foster]’s work collecting comics featuring black characters, as well as his traveling exhibition on the depictions of black Americans in comics books, is a singular and important American historical legacy. There simply isn’t anyone else who can equal his knowledge about African American cartooning or his passion for his subject."

Please feel free to post this announcement on any comics communities you think might be interested! Professor Bill is awesome and really knows his stuff!
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If The Middleman ever switched from Retro to Steampunk, Wendy Watson would look like this:

http://community.livejournal.com/steamfashion/2511600.html

Speaking of The Middleman, I'm writing a short review of comic books that continue where canceled television shows leave off for our store's website, and one of the three shows I'm covering is The Middleman. So I pulled out my unread copy of The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse, a comic book adaptation of the penultimate episode that wasn't shot because TPTB decided to take the money from that episode and double the budget for their final episode. Much to my surprise, the script is riddled with Blake's 7 references! In the annotations section of the comic -- for, indeed, all of The Middlemen comics and episodes come with annotations for the pop culture references -- the reason given for all the B7 refs is this:

"Blake's 7 is famous for featuring the single most depressing series finale in the history of science fiction television, so its repeated evocation seemed a good device to foreshadow the dark events in this story."

Fair enough!

I wish this episode had been filmed -- I think I'd have just about died when they broke into the Kerr-Avon Labs.
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I just found this copy of a cartoon I did a few years ago... the original pen-and-ink was given to an X-Files-lovin' fannish buddy as part of her birthday prezzie. I know it's silly, but I share:




*sigh* I miss being creative.
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Top Shelf Announces League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1988

This morning, Top Shelf announced the long-awaited next installment of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga, shocking fans and retailers alike with the news that not only would O'Neill not be drawing it, but that after last year's "Century: 1910," Moore's scripts were jumping ahead almost 80 years for "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: America 1988!"




When war-hero-turned-handyman Kesuke Miyagi is found drained of blood, it becomes clear that the occult gang known as the Lost Boys are targeting the only individuals that can stop them from complete domination of America. It's the perfect case for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen--except that their government contact, Oscar Goldman, disbanded the team in 1979 after they defeated Mr. Han's army of the living dead.

Now, disgraced scientist Emmet Brown has to put together a new team to combat the growing threat of the Lost Boys and their leader, a newly resurrected vampire kingpin Tony Montana: Transportation specialist Jack Burton, ex-commando B.A. Baracus, tech wizard Angus MacGyver and the mysteriously powerful femme fatale known only as "Lisa." But will Brown be able to stop the Lost Boys before time runs out?


I would buy the hell out of this book!!!!

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