Julie Taymor’s latest Broadway project, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, experienced considerable technical difficulties during the first day of New York City try-outs, leaving Spidey and several villains dangling from wires above the audience. Both The New York Times and The New York Post were unimpressed.
Robot 6 reports that “The Four Seasons” will be Roger Langridge’s final Muppet Show comic for BOOM! Studios.
Over at The Manga Curmudgeon, David Welsh is hosting a week-long celebration of One Piece, one of the all-time best-selling shonen (boys’) manga in Japan. Among the notable contributions so far: our own Lori Henderson’s review of the first four volumes.
School’s in session! Christ Mautner offers his own Tintin-101 course for readers new to Herge’s classic series.
This year, why not give the gift of manga? I have some suggestions for pre-teen, tween, and young teen readers at The Manga Critic.
Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson offers succinct reviews of nine new comics, including The Return of the Dapper Men and Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny. Other reviews of note:
Julie Opipari on Binky to the Rescue (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Greg McElhatton on Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 2 (Read About Comics)
Brigid Alverson on Robot City Adventures (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Snow Wildsmith on Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Chris Wilson on Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection (The Graphic Classroom)