Thursday, December 18, 2008

Around the Comicssphere

I Believe in Batmite has a review of one of my favorite all-time Batman stories, City Without Guns, in which Batman and Robin visit London.

Bill Jourdain has a podcast up on one of the most famous Christmas stories ever in the comics, Christmas on Bear Mountain, which featured the first appearance of Scrooge McDuck. As I mentioned in the comments on my post on Walt Disney's Comics & Stories, I had always enjoyed the Donald Duck comics as a kid but never really got entranced until I read the story, the Second Richest Duck, which featured the first meeting between Scrooge and his rival, Flintheart Glomgold. If you have not listened to Bill's podcasts, you're missing out on a real treat.

Since we're on the ducks theme, check out the Fortress Keeper's post on a long-lost Carl Barks Donald Duck story called (appropriately enough) Silent Night. Then check out the Silent Night, Deadly Night 1970s Batman Christmas story.

The Other Murdock Papers (a Daredevil Blog) has a picture of Christine (the blogger) with something called a "Daredevil Billy-Club Treat", that, ummm, resembles something a tad different. But honest, it's intended to look like Daredevil's Billy Club, not ummm, well, cough, cough.