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Saturday December 1, 2012 2:16 am

Weekend Reading: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Doctor Strange, Alan Moore and Ward Kimball

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It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season is fast approaching, yet every day is a holiday on the internets.

If you were going to cast the Doctor Strange movie, and want to argue about it, you could do that at Longbox Graveyard where Paul O’Connor, Chris Ulm and I layout a scenario.

JT Lindroos at Bookgasm looks at a chunk of UK graphic novels to add to your holiday shopping list: Tank Girl, Rogue Trooper, and Torpedo.

The writer Lance Mannion writes about the rumor of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a possible Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie.

You know what I enjoy? The ongoing debate between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. So does Bleeding Cool.

Comics historian Steve Thompson at Booksteve’s Library has his review in of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. “If you're a Marvel fan I can guarantee you'll learn things you didn't know from this unauthorized history. Those things might, however, leave a bad taste in your mouth.”

Amid Amidi, one of the brewmasters at Cartoon Brew, has written a biography of Disney animator Ward Kimball (with the approval of Kimball’s family). Apparently, it has some warts in it that Disney would like scrubbed clean and it’s holding up publication. Amid writes about his tribulations.

Creator Jim Zub breaks down the realities of independent publishing. In other words, the best way to make a million dollars self-publishing is to start with two million.

Tumblr has dutifully collected all the posts about artist Pat Gleason, apparently because that’s how they roll. The work is the definition of awesome.

Marty McKee looks at a forgotten DC character: Tim Trench.

Cartoonist Ellen Forney talks with NPR about her new memoir, Marbles, and her discovery that she was bipolar.

Scott Cupp remembers and appreciates Rip Hunter, Time Master.

Commando is one of the iconic British comics still being published today. Here’s an interview with one of their writers, David Whitehead.

Michael Sporn posts a Mickey Mouse & Goofy story by Dick Moores, who would later achieve acclaim for the Gasoline Alley newspaper strip.

I love blogs by cartoonists where they talk about their daily lives in addition to their cartoons. Here’s a good one by Jeff Pert.

Screenwriter John August interviews one of the many writers of Family Guy: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.

And finally, the Space: 1970 blog, there’s something about these Bionic Woman covers by Jack Sparling that I find appealing.

Enjoy your internets responsibly!

[Photo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises]



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