My last week or so.

Today's comics

Thoughts on thought balloons - the comments are especially good on this one, and be sure to check out additional responses by Heidi MacDonald, Scott McCloud, Barry Deutsch and Jeet Heer

Weekly movies - concerning the 2009 picture Pirate Radio

Graphic Novels: About Women. By Women. - a (very) short thing on the Carol Swain collection Crossing the Empty Quarter and Other Stories, among picks by Katherine Dacey, Noah Berlatsky, David Welsh, Matthew J. Brady and others


And, for a little pertinent news:

Humanoids to return to North American publishing - this June's debut offerings will be the final volume of The Metabarons (in the DC/Humanoids format!) and the start of a new six-issue comic book release for Bouncer (starting with the third French album, where DC/Humanoids left off), along with the first of four more issues of Lucha Libre (formerly Image/Humanoids, now retitled The Unfabulous Five) and the first among six issues of Whispers in the Walls (Le manoir des murmures), an ongoing series (a third French album is due in June) by filmmaker David Muñoz and artists Tirso Cons & Javi Montez