Links: More Tales of Delilah Dirk
Good news for fans of Tony Cliff’s Delilah Dirk: There’s a third volume on the way, Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules. Entertainment Weekly has some gorgeous art and an interview with Cliff:
“Part of the inspiration for the Delilah Dirk series was reading mainstream superhero comics back in the late ’90s and finding that all the female characters were almost without exception completely humorless,” said Cliff. “This contrasted heavily with the actual human women I knew and counted as friends, and I wanted to bring that missing element to the type of comics I liked.” Noting that he’s seen Delilah Dirk praised as a “Strong Female Character” since the publication of the first book, Cliff says that he’s happy but that she was ” from the start intended to be simply a well-rounded character with strengths and weaknesses, who laughs and shouts and cries and displays a spectrum of actions and reactions. It says a lot about comics these days that these features make her stand out as a Strong Female Character.”
Sarah Varon talks to Alex Dueben about Sweaterweather, which first came out in 2003 and is being published by First Second in a new edition with two other stories.
Lion Forge is publishing a comic based on the TV anime series Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs; the first issue is due out on Wednesday. Here’s the blurb:
With humanity settling the outer reaches of the galaxy in a new frontier, pioneers are kept safe by the Star Sheriffs, an elite law enforcement agency led by chief weapons designer April Eagle. When top-gun Saber Rider steps in to stop a train robbery, he finds a reluctant new ally in the shifty bounty hunter Colt and a clue to the whereabouts of a notorious traitor who might be helping the enemy Outriders. The action never lets up from there.
Booklist has a special graphic novel issue, which includes an interview with Faith Erin Hicks and GC4K contributor Eva Volin’s feature article on graphic memoirs.
Sean Kleefeld compares two library mini-cons.
Adventure Time: Ice King #3
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #4
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #40
Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1
Uncle Grandpa and the Time Casserole
Allen Thomas on Adventure Time #50 (Comicosity)
Stergios Botzakis on Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling (Graphic Novel Resources)
Chris Beveridge on Gotham Academy #16 (The Fandom Post)
Matt Santori-Griffith on Gotham Academy #16 (Comicosity)
Greg McElhatton on Ms. Marvel #5 (Comic Book Resources)
Sarah Hunter on The Nameless City (Booklist)
Doug Zawisza on vol. 1 of The Only Living Boy (Comicosity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Wonder Woman ’77 (Comics Worth Reading)
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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