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Thu, April 23rd, 2009
This week: Crime comics and a love song for "100 Bullets"; 1000 reviews in 1000 days, abridged version; plus JG Ballard, the president of Texas and more in PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, April 15th, 2009
This week the return to the valley of the shadow of long form online comics; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; TV chatter, Wonder Woman, political updates and more in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, April 8th, 2009
The new way for aspiring talent to prep for San Diego; delving into webcomics; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; and tons of notes, including hands in the sky, Classics Illustrated, what I share with Orson Welles, the Comics Cover Challenge and more.
Wed, April 1st, 2009
This week: Fallout from last year's San Diego & the biggest change the business has seen in years; reader letters; 1000 reviews in 1000 days, week 11; plus a very special Notes From Under The Floorboards and a fab Comics Cover Challenge.
Wed, March 25th, 2009
Why backup strips are a great idea, and why they're doomed; adventures in Con booking; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; the Battlestar Galactica post-mortem; plus the Comics Cover Challenge and the latest on voting machines, chimpanzees and more.
Thu, March 19th, 2009
Quality comics - threat or menace?!; what's new with San Diego this year; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; what to do in New York this Monday, what to do about the economy and other notes; plus this week's Comics Cover Challenge.
Thu, March 12th, 2009
What comic conventions are telling us about the new comics market, more of those 1000 reviews in 1000 days, a possible future for computerized comics and more in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, March 4th, 2009
Reassessing "Watchmen," how Marvel's new submissions policy affects you, 1000 reviews in 1000 days, the Comics Cover Challenge, plus Avengers horror, Angel Of Death, useless exercises and many more notes in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Thu, February 26th, 2009
Against Interpretation - why symbolism is bad for comics and why we need it now; why do companies need editors anyway?; 1000 reviews in 1000 days; plus Marvel finances, radio and gadget news, lots of other notes and a new Comics Cover Challenge.
Wed, February 18th, 2009
Steven presents a blast from the past as he examines a past column about the "post-superhero," reviews a big swath of books in his attempt to offer 1000 reviews in 1000 days, comments on the latest news and much more.
Wed, February 11th, 2009
What's so mad about mad ideas, and what's their future in comics? Plus, 1000 reivews in 1000 days; and tons of notes, including Denny O'Neil: Professor, a short report from the NYCC, a stimulus package proposal and secrets of the credit crunch.
Wed, February 4th, 2009
This week: the final word on "Final Crisis," and the irrelevancy of mythology; 1000 reviews in 1000 days, days 8-14; and a handful of notes, as Comic Book Resources gears up for New York.
Wed, January 28th, 2009
The lawsuit over Stan Lee and why it's bad for us all; hats off to Russ Heath; 1000 reviews in 1000 days, week one; plus Patrick McGoohan, what to do about Diamond, the DVD of the week, political tidbits and tons of other notes.
Wed, January 21st, 2009
The end of comics, part 47: game called on account of Diamond; what the hell is superhero decadence, anyway, and why are people saying such terrible things about it; plus RIAA stories, the greatest identity theft in history and more!
Wed, January 14th, 2009
Looking backwards with The Superhero and the New Traditionalist; the view from the Consumer Electronics Show; and gobs of notes, including Jules Feiffer sighting, the Christian Science Monitor on comics, 24 returns and more.
Wed, January 7th, 2009
In this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE, Steven Grant examines the legacy of Robert E. Howard and the big questions facing comics today; plus the final fate of Al Franken and other notes.
Wed, December 31st, 2008
Lights out for the old year, with the 9 things comics should avoid in 2009; British fall TV round-up; Joe Kubert, MAN OF ROCK; plus comics fonts, throwing snowballs, the dirty secret of text messaging, real life superheroes and tons of other notes.
Fri, December 26th, 2008
Money makes the comics world go round and talent shouldn't be afraid of it. Plus, a 1950's Joe Kubert horror comic, thanks for 2008, more Chsitmas songs, the fall TV season, "The Dark Knight" and much more.
Wed, December 17th, 2008
This week: Wither 2008, Whither 2009: a brief look into the near-past and near-future of comics; more sounds of the season; another nightmare on Wall Street; plus the Comics Cover Challenge (redux edition) and other notes.
Wed, December 10th, 2008
Return to the valley of the year's 10 best; more Xmas songs to keep you going until January, male version; who's afraid of the big bad auto industry; What If?, NBC, reality TV, weird moments in modern science and more.
Wed, December 3rd, 2008
Steven Grant takes a look at 2008 in review and it ain't pretty, plus Christmas songs, two weeks in the life and the Comics Cover Challenge in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, November 19th, 2008
Steven Grant comes to the rescue of a new writer uncertain of where to start his story, reviews the latest comics-related books, digs up another Kubert rarity and spreads holiday cheer in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, November 5th, 2008
Comics in the library, local version; in praise of Dan O'Neill; art for story, and the Chaykin effect; plus new publications, TV & retail shakeouts, virtual collapses, the new new America and lots of other notes in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, October 29th, 2008
Pricing comics out of the market, counterclaims on the most significant 20 comics in American comics history, the last hurrah of the election season, and lots of short notes in Steven Grant's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, October 22nd, 2008
- - The 20 Most Significant Comics
Steven Grant looks at the books that make up the 20 most significant comics in American comics history and states his case for each. Some of his choices just might surprise you.
Wed, October 15th, 2008
Contracts and creators - an important primer for freelancers; plus the weirdest spy series you never saw, Neil Gaiman, the Comics Cover Challenge and much more in this week's edition of Steven Grant's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, October 8th, 2008
Dedicated followers of fashion, and how they impact the comics business creatively and commercially; more graphic story reviews; what's so funny about peace, love and presidential debates; plus Australia's gift to artists and tons more.
Wed, October 1st, 2008
It's not what happened to Minx, it's what the business can learn from it; book reviews; the new American civil war; October birthdays, TV notes and more in this weeks edition of PERMANENT DAMAGE by Steven Grant.
Wed, September 24th, 2008
Changing comics - why we need to, why no one really wants to, why no one's going to; reviews; the new welfare state; All-Star Batman, bubble of fear, tech tidbits and lots of other notes in Steven Grant's PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, September 17th, 2008
The last word on work-for-hire... again! Plus comics reviews, Republican logic, the Adam Strange that never was, the Apple life, reply to Spurgeon and tons of other notes in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE by Steven Grant.
Thu, September 11th, 2008
Steven Grant takes you on a journey through the worlds of some classic comics, from names like Charles Biro, Jerry Grananetti, Joe Kubert and Ed Brubaker? Yup, all that and more in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE!
Thu, September 4th, 2008
The darkening of Superman and why if there's one character who's not built for dark, it's him; the nightmare that ate Minneapolis; webcomics; saving Superman's birthplace; Google comics and tons of other notes.
Wed, August 27th, 2008
How badly was Steve Ditko screwed?; whatever happened to Virgin Comics?; convention apathy and who's going to win in November; SPOOKS CODE 9, Olympics and DVD wrapups and gobs of other notes.
Wed, August 20th, 2008
Disrespectfully agreeing with Robert Kirkman, with the fate of creator-owned comics at stake; what's up with Amazing Spider-Man; Microsoft's new direction; and tons of other notes in this week's edition of PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, August 13th, 2008
What we learned at San Diego this year about the future of comics; the best Big Event series of the summer... so far; reimagining the Crimson Avenger; Odysseus, the Spirit that should have been, movies and lots more this week.
Wed, August 6th, 2008
This week: memories of San Diego mix with why not caring is the proper career course for writers; the beginning of a new series with lost possibilities and the secret new origin of Blackhawk; a personal view of Heath Ledger; plus film news and lots more.
Wed, July 30th, 2008
Stephen takes a long look at "The Dark Knight," shares some pages form his "Two Guns" comic, plus some classic "Wyatt Earp" pages, memories of San Diego, the best game show ever and much more in this week's edition of PERMANENT DAMAGE.
Wed, July 16th, 2008
The pre-San Diego special edition as Steven defines what really separates DC and Marvel and reveals what William Faulkner has to say about it, plus San Diego schedules, pilot previews and other alliterative amusements.
Wed, July 9th, 2008
The problems with superhero comics and the final solution to those problems, and why the hardcore fans really want it after all, plus the Odyssey, Journey To The Center Of The 3D SFX, possible good news for San Diego and other flights of fancy.
Wed, July 2nd, 2008
This week: the Declaration of Independents; what's new in superhero comics, and the dark, unexpected secret between two major rival series; and lots of notes, including "What If?" tales, "Wanted," the unproven RIAA, a new Comics Cover Challenge and more.