In this week’s episode of Podicus Wrecks, we’re discussing Marvels, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Why would we discuss a 23 year-old mini-series, you ask? Well, because Anthony has never read it, and we felt strongly that this was a must-read series. It is just a fantastic look at the beginnings of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of a photographer. Also included in this episode, Jacob attempts to convince us to play Persona 5 and Changeling is featured in this week’s “Better Know an X-Man.”
Occasionally, when perusing the comicdom world, I get small glimmers of faith that perhaps a chunk fandom is actually made up of decent people that I could actually learn to appreciate. Then I found this site. The website is a forum for people ‘questioning copyright’, which if you read what they actually are saying, it boggles down to ‘I want to get a copy of something and not pay for it, but I don’t want to think of it as stealing.’
That’s right. It’s THAT argument again. Personally, I didn’t even think it was that big of an issue in comics until I found a posting by X-Factor writer Peter David over on his website about his role in getting the LiveJournal account of Scans Daily closed (it has since popped up again here and there). Scans Daily was a group of people who would scan in pages of comics they had bought, allowing members of the community to read completely free of charge. When David was informed that some of his X-Factor pages were present, he passed word on to Marvel who took a bit of legal action and had the thing shut down. And then the debate started.
Over the weekend, DC officially announced that Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley would be working on a new weekly title called “Trinity,” and this book would feature the big 3 of DC: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The first 12 pages of each issue would be done by Busiek and Bagley, and the last 10 pages done by other creative teams, and will somehow tie into the story. Here are some of my opinions on questions that might be coming to mind.