News & Things: Extra extra!

Megan Purdy

Late news roundup is late. I’m compensating with a double dose of geek goodness. Well, at least I think so.

Awesome Kickstarter of the Week!

memory barMemory, by Jeremy Baum: An anthology of (weird and/or interesting) comics based on the theme of human memory and featuring the work of over 40 independent artists from 8 countries.

The project is currently 76% funded with 28 to go. I promise you, the video will sell you… on acid, if not the Kickstarter itself. But don’t take my word for it, click through!

There’s also, incidentally, some great geek Kickstarter news this week:

Pick of the Week: Your must read.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to a recently-released comic that’s setting up what will likely prove to be another popular, maybe even best-selling, video game starring DC characters: Injustice: Gods Among Us, by the makers of Mortal Kombat.

You see, DC needed a premise.  An excuse.  A reason why Superman might get angry enough to fight all the other heroes in the world.  Thus, in the digital-first comic setting up this extremely violent video game, Lois Lane – a Lois Lane pregnant with Superman’s child – is captured, tortured, and mutilated by the Joker and Harley Quinn, who then trick Superman into killing her and her unborn child.

The commentary for this scene on some of the gaming boards has been particularly interesting.  “Gosh,” it goes, in post after post.  “That’s harsh.  I sure feel bad for Superman.”

I sure feel bad for Superman.

Consider that.


Cool Things


Interviews and Editorials

And finally, (brace yourself), there’s new Miyazaki!


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