The other day I was looking for an XML schema to describe the various comic books in my collection.

ComicMeta.Org hosts Comic Book Ontology, “an OWL ontology and RDF metadata vocabulary for describing comic books and comic book collections.”

Comic Book Ontology was created by Sean Petiya, who did his 2014 Master’s thesis on Building a Semantic Web of Comics: Publishing Linked Data in HTML/RDFa Using a Comic Book Ontology and Metadata Application Profiles.

Petiya also has a GitHub repository for Comic Book Ontology.

Jurassic League

DC Comics is moving forward with a 6-issue mini-series featuring the Justice League, only everyone is dinosaurs . . . and I have questions.

But first, here is how DC describes the series,

You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Theropod dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers’ hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait … what? Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new – yet older than time – adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!

A theropod dons the vissage of a bat? Seriously?

Theropods went extinct about 66 million years ago. Bats don’t appear on the scene until about 48 million years ago.

There is no way a theropod would have donned the visage of a bat–the damn things wouldn’t exist for another 15 to 18 million years!

Jurassic League Issue 1 Cover
Jurassic League Issue 1 Cover
Jurassic League Issue 1 Variant Cover
Jurassic League Issue 1 Variant Cover

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Boom! Studios, Hasbro, IDW Publishing, and Toho International are collaborating on a Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers five-issue comic book mini-series.

When Rita Repulsa uses an ancient artifact to transport herself to a universe without Power Rangers, she finds herself in a world with aliens, kaiju, and… Godzilla! Hoping to annihilate this new foe, Rita hurls her own terrible creatures into battle. But she never expects that the Rangers have followed her to this alternate reality, pitting the Dinozords themselves head-to-head with the King of the Monsters!

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Issue 1 - Cover A
Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Issue 1 – Cover A
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Futurama Comics, Issue 8

In March 2002, Bongo Comics published issue 8 of Futurama Comics. This particular comic is interesting because Bongo designed the cover to appear as if it was a graded comic.

The grading company is Comics Incarceration Co-Op (CIC) and graded this issue of Futurama Comics as Minty Fresh+ 18.5. The description notes the “Clown White Pages” and the First Appearance of Scruffy-Doo.


Futurama Comic Book, Issue 8
Futurama Comic Book, Issue 8