Glen Weldon http://kgou.org en Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day http://kgou.org/post/cyborgs-simpsons-and-ticks-all-about-free-comic-book-day Here's the drill: This Saturday, May 3<sup>rd</sup>, is Free Comic Book Day. Walk into a comics shop (you can find the one nearest you at <a href="http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator">www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator</a>), and they will hand you some free comics.<p>Not <em>any</em> comics in the store, mind you, but a selection of comics specifically produced for Free Comic Book Day, which is now an annual event. There are a whopping 57 such books this year – some of them samplers, with excerpts from various titles, while others reprint the first chapters of ongoing series. Fri, 02 May 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 28461 at http://kgou.org Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day http://kgou.org/post/comic-con-diary-final-day <em>Monkey See contributor/longtime nerd Glen Weldon recently attended San Diego Comic-Con. He kept a diary during one of the largest media events in the world.</em><p><strong>Saturday, 7:08 a.m. PT:</strong> After several minutes of technical glitches, I am taping an interview with Rachel Martin of NPR's <em>Weekend Edition Sunday</em>. I can't consult the notes I've made to prep for our talk, as the demands of NPR-quality audio means I'm holding the hotel phone up to my right ear with one hand, and my cellphone up to my left ear with the other. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 10460 at http://kgou.org A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels http://kgou.org/post/beyond-visible-lgbt-characters-graphic-novels OK, yes: To gay comics fans like me, DC Comics' <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/12/171767271/book-news-anger-over-superman-author-who-condemns-homosexuality">decision</a> to hire an anti-gay activist like Orson Scott Card to write <em>Superman</em> — an iconic character who exists to represent humanity's noblest ideals of justice and compassion — is <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/17/172229592/man-of-tomorrow-superman-orson-scott-card-and-me">deeply dispiriting</a>.<p>But it doesn't change the fact that today's mainstream superhero comics contain more LGBT characters t Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 588 at http://kgou.org Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels