Alex Toth passes away

Copied, with permission from Josh Adams's personal blog at www.whatwouldjoshdo.com :

Well the news is in. Alex Toth has passed away. I am probably only one of very many people to be telling this information. Alex Toth passed away at his drawing table at the age of 78. Were he an outlaw (and many believe he was the type) people would say he lived by the gun and he died by the gun, with his gun in hand no less. For an artist, a more fitting death I cannot think of. The past couple years have seen the death of a number of beloved people in the comic book industry and community such as Jim Aparo, Julie Schwartz, and Byron Preiss and now one another is added to those who we will dearly miss. Alex Toth, more than just a great artist was an influence to so many. His knowledge spread beyond just the main core of his art, many who knew him were fond of his lettering ability and recall the time he spent writing letters by hand. A truly talented and driven artist, Alex Toth will be missed, but his influence will never ben forgotten.

Rest in Peace, Alex Toth.

We at Nuff' Said News share these regards and will too miss him.


Peanuts Meet Marvel

BEAUCOUPKEVIN.COM orginally posted about this. It's just plain brilliant.....




Going through some old archives of FLOG, and stumbled upon this little treasure:

Add JOHNNY RYAN to the list of genuinely funny cartoonists who are suddenly working for MAD MAGAZINE; PETER BAGGE is doing so as well. Johnny's first story should be in #456, a FANTASTIC 4 parody called "The FF Have A Bad Couple Of Weeks." Who's next? Jason Shigga? You heard it here first."

It got me thinking: Who would I like to see do stuff for MAD? I'll tell yah who, but maybe it's too obvious:

JAMES KOCHALKA!!!!!! I know that his recent series, SUPERF*CKERS is kind of crap, but he'd be perfect for the MAD crowd.

NOW the question is: Who do you wanna see write and draw for MAD?


Five reasons why superheroes scare me

My brother, in a recent yet odd gesture of care bought me some boxers. They were from International Male, and to be honest they were quite good. After giving them a trial run I got to thinking, "do superheros wear boxers or briefs?"

It plagued me for the longest time because I have worn spandex tights before (I wrestle) and must admit that both boxers and briefs can be quite visable through them, a very difficult problem.

Anyway, I figured it out. I know a lot of superheroes wear their underwear outside of their tights but honestly i don't think that counts...the only other options are that superheroes wear bananna hammocks or just go commando!

That's just wrong...

(The other four creepers to come at a later date...)


The internet is pointless.

An impressive collection of issues 1 – 300 of Marvel Comics’ legendary ‘Spiderman’ comic recently came up for public action in the United States. The all important first issue was described as being in Very Good condition only, and whilst the vast majority of the collection was in Near Mint condition, there were nevertheless quite a few VG’s amongst the early numbers. This was still quite some collection however, literally built up over a lifetime and after much bidding the comics finally sold for just over $5000. An impressive price to be sure but condition is everything in comics books. To give you some idea, a perfect copy of Issue 1 (you’ll never see one!) is valued at $25,000 whilst near mint copies sell at auction for $10,000 on a fairly regular basis. Thus, a single near mint copy of issue no. 1 can be worth twice as much an entire collection featuring a VG copy of the same issue 1. Let the message be clear, condition is everything!

The above was taken from COLLECTOR CAFE.COM

Heh heh heh. Let's do a little more research on EBAY:

You are bidding on "Spider-Man" #1 from Marvel Comics. This is it-- the book that started it all back in March 1963. Story by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko. The book is in VG/VG+ (very good/very good plus) condition with a few small tears that have been sealed. A great addition to any collection.

The above was taken from EBAY

"a perfect copy of Issue 1 (you’ll never see one!) is valued at $25,000 whilst near mint copies sell at auction for $10,000 on a fairly regular basis. Thus, a single near mint copy of issue no. 1 can be worth twice as much an entire collection featuring a VG copy of the same issue 1. Let the message be clear, condition is everything!"

The auction started at 10 buckaroos......

....... The internet is pointless.

-Professor Brains.

Art School Shomifdential

ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, I tell yah. Haven't seen this one on the silver screen yet, considering it just opened today. Let me just blab on about Terry Zwigoff, that rascal.

Terry Zwigoff, director of "Louie Bluie", "Crumb" (which is personally my favorite documentary of all time), "Ghost World" (the greatest adaptation of a comic book ever), and "Bad Santa". Zwigoff has been dubbed by me one of the greatest and influential filmmakers of the 21st Century... Well... Up to "Bad Santa" at least, but I'll get there in a moment.

Just by looking at him, you can tell he's a genius.

Okay, here's exactly what I'm trying to get at. This is taken from the ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL trailer:

STOP! There you have it. Not only is Zwigoff is not trying to make a clever film about an art school with some help from his friend, Daniel Clowes, but he is trying to market it as this bigshot movie, which I get the creeps from. I don't have a problem with big budget thing, but what I gather from the trailer (although I have not seen the movie yet), it has a completely different comedic feel from the book. The book seems much more sarcastic, but this just seems trying to appeal to more audiences by marketing it as a TEEN MOVIE type thing. Not trying to be a hipster by saying it's too overrated (I don't care that it is), but it's lacking the Zwigoff feel of GHOST WORLD, and it's got "Bad Santa" all over it.

Then again, don't listen to me. I haven't seen the movie. Then again, you can tell a lot about a film by the way it's being marketed in the trailer. So the moral is that sometimes you should judge a book by it's cover, not the comic book, but the film...

-Professor Brains.