Bat-Manga Ignites Online War Of Words Between Fans And Author

Newly-published retrospective Bat-Manga!: The Secret History Of Batman In Japan » 11/09/08 1:00pm 11/09/08 1:00pm has been making headlines - but not the right kind. The book, which collects Jiro Kuwata's little-seen 1966 manga as well as other ephemera from Japan's mid-60s bout of Adam West-inspired Batmania, was curated by uber-designer Chip Kidd,…

Watchmen's Rorschach Was Almost A 1970s Flasher

If Dave Gibbons had gone with his original designs for Watchmen » 10/27/08 12:34pm 10/27/08 12:34pm, the ground-breaking graphic novel he created with Alan Moore, then the psycopathic crime-fighter Rorschach would have had those ink blots all over his body. And he would have worn a big Prince-style trench-coat, the better to flash his body spots. And…