Friday, January 28, 2011

Link roundup

1. Lifehacker recommends this program if you're afraid you might lose your Android phone.

2. Steve Niles:

Can I say something I’ve wanted to say for a long time? If you like something, tell your friends. If you love it, tell the world. But if you hate something, just throw it away, don’t buy it again and move on. We spend way too much time tearing shit down. I just want to try the other direction for a while.
I try to follow that philosophy for this blog - - there's so much great stuff in the world, why waste your time dwelling on the bad? Via.

3. Speaking of, Incognito by Ed Brubaker* and Sean Phillips is the best comic I've read in recent memory. If I wanted to introduce (or reintroduce) an adult to comics, this is what I'd give them. It starts off like a crime drama, and ends up as super hero pulp. Great art, great writing. $13 at Amazon.

(*I haven't really been a very big fan of the other comics I've read by Brubaker.)


  1. (*I haven't really been a very big fan of the other comics I've read by Brubaker.)

    Not even his Captain America run?

  2. May I suggest Gotham Central and Criminal. They are both very well done books. I agree with the statement above, Captain America is a very entertaining.

  3. I am weak and yield to the hate. You however have lived up to your goal. You share what you like, and always keep things positive (without being annoying) and interesting.

  4. Read a Captain America trade paperback and thought it was just fair. Read an X-Men issue and thought it was horrendous.

    I'm definitely going to try Criminal next.

  5. Criminal is definitely my favorite Brubaker's work.

  6. I agree, both Fraction and Brubaker's X-men runs are horrible but both Iron Man and Capatin America are very good. Yet you need to read it all not just a single trade, they are both long format stories. Hickman's Fantastic Four, SHIELD, and Secret Warriors are pretty awesome and all tie-in to tell one story.

  7. Please please PLEASE read Brubaker's "Criminal". It's glorious, and feels very much like Incognito, except no superheroics, just noir. Same man on art (Sean Philips).

    And if you liked Incognito, also try the book that blew the Brubaker/Philips team up all over the comics landscape - Sleeper. It's available in trades. It's more like Incognito, due to the superheroics. Its one weakness is its rushed ending (due to Brubaker going to an exclusive contract with Marvel).

    I promise you, these are some of the best comics I own.