I’ve been so used to seeing the Kryptonian language represented by a special symbol typeface in Superman comics over the last few years that seeing a phonetic version of spoken Kryptonian is…well:
from Action Comics #489 (Nov 1978) by Cary Bates, Curt Swan & Frank Chiaramonte
…yeah. I suppose, once I have a spare decade and a complete collection of Superman comics, I can catalog the different ways Kryptonian has been represented over the years. Then I can finally fulfill my dream of opening a Kryptonian language camp for underprivileged children, and we can compete with the Klingon language camp across the lake…but perhaps I’ve said too much.
In other news:
- Kevin Church wrap ups one webcomic, immediately starts up another: The Line, with art by Paul Salvi.
- Forgot to mention that Awesome Hospital artist Matt Digges is also writing the current storyline: starts here, with awesome installments to follow!
- Pals Dorian and Ken unleash their latest movie trailer reviews over at the Bureau Chiefs site. The trailer reviews really are among my favorite things.
- So The Variants, the critically-acclaimed comedy web show what takes place in a funnybook store, is gearing up for a second season, and here’s the shocking teaser.
- Rick Veitch draws the Gelatinous Cube from Dungeons & Dragons.
Let me repeat that:
RICK VEITCH DRAWS THE GELATINOUS CUBE FROM DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
- Here’s an interesting look back at Comico’s licensing of properties for comics, including Macross and Jonny Quest. Of particular note is the mention of one cult-favorite ’80s character that Comico licensed but ended up not publishing. I hadn’t known about that!
- Dr. K discusses the possible influences on Will Eisner’s adoption of the term “graphic novel.” Bonus: comment section includes some respectful and informative additions from cartoonist Eddie Campbell.
- Nerds Ruin Presidents. Warning: CANNOT BE UNSEEN.