Douglas Wolk

My many obsessions include vegetarian cooking, the philosophy of aesthetics, James Brown, post-punk, intentional communities, ukulele tablature, fake Beatles and really long novels. Mostly, though, I'm obsessed with comic books, and I cover them for Techland.

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The Three Songs You Need to Download This Week

There’s a lot of music online–more than most people have time to keep up with. That’s why you’ve got us. Every week, we’ll point you toward three excellent new downloads or videos from chart-topping stars, cult favorites and unknown geniuses.

1. To commemorate the end of their most recent American tour, the neo-disco group Scissor …

Emanata: Journey Into Mystery Returns

The official number on the front cover of this week’s issue of Journey Into Mystery is #622, but it’s effectively the first issue of a new series by Kieron Gillen and Dougie Braithwaite. It’s yet another event-driven revival of an old title, the kind of trademark-protecting gesture that big publishers have to do all the time. What Gillen …

The Three Songs You Need to Download This Week

There’s a lot of music online–more than most people have time to keep up with. That’s why you’ve got us. Every week, we’ll point you toward three excellent new downloads or videos from chart-topping stars, cult favorites and unknown geniuses.

1. The dance-rock geniuses of LCD Soundsystem played their final shows in their home town of …

‘Kick-Ass’ Writer, ‘Watchmen’ Artist to Collaborate

Mark Millar–the comics writer who co-created Kick-Ass and Wanted as comics before they turned into movies, and has lately been working on a cluster of comics at various publishers under the loose umbrella of “Millarworld”–was the central figure of Kapow Comic Con, held this past weekend in London. Millar announced four new comics …

The Comic Book Club: Nonplayer and Fear Itself

This is what happens when Techland goes to the comic book store: we end up discussing what we picked up. This week, Evan Narcisse, Douglas Wolk, Matt Peckham and Graeme McMillan talk about the debut issues of Nonplayer and Marvel’s crossover event Fear Itself.

GRAEME: So here’s how I described Fear Itself #1 to a friend this morning: …

Death Cab For Cutie to Live-Stream a One-Take Music Video

You need to have a really good gimmick to get people to watch your music video these days, and the alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie have come up with a fine one. Today (April 5), at 7 PM Eastern time, they’re shooting what appears to be a rather complicated music video, for their new single “You Are a Tourist.” The clever part …

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