Tuesday Morning Runaround – From Stan Lee To Al Jazeera Zombies

Stan Lee visits the Marvel offices…


Stan pops by his old stomping ground… in its new location.

His first time at this current location, he regaled Marvel employees with tales of Marvel's past while finding the time to sign memorabilia and take photos with some of the Editorial staff

More on Stan's appearances later today I think…


A good enough reason to watch Al Jazeera than any other! Max Brooks talks with G Willow Wilson!



We mentioned that, for some reason, the GLAAD award nominations only mentioned the comic book's writers, not the artists. And they noticed too..


Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki, while drawing, analyses the problem he sees with the anime industry.

You see, whether you can draw like this or not, being able to think up this kind of design, it depends on whether or not you can say to yourself, 'Oh, yeah, girls like this exist in real life.' If you don't spend time watching real people, you can't do this, because you've never seen it. Some people spend their lives interested only in themselves. Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It's produced by humans who can't stand looking at other humans. And that's why the industry is full of otaku!


Another advance look at Humberto Ramos' sequel to Fairy Quest.




Which artist drew a better silver surfer Jack Kirby or Moebius? Mike Allred answers,

In the Denzel Washington/Gene Hackman movie "Crimson Tide," there is a classic scene where Denzel breaks up a fight between two sailors that are arguing about, which artist draws the real Silver Surfer: Jack Kirby or Moebius. Who do you think draws the real Silver Surfer?

Silver Surfer is a character that is so great in its simplicity. It's hard to make a bad Silver Surfer if you stick to the iconic version of the character. He's so cool that he's almost unbreakable. I'm a huge fan of Moebius. He's one of my biggest influences. But let's be real. He only did two issues and essentially one story. When it comes down to it, nobody has come close to what Jack Kirby has done with the character. It came so pure and so powerfully from him. It's no question that it's Kirby.


One New Orleans news reporter is gearing up for his annual geekfest on Friday. Maybe this year he'll pick up a comic book…

New Orleans Comic Con 2014, the annual festival of science fiction, horror and super hero fandom, takes place Friday through Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. If it's anything like past years, it will be a gas.

In 2013, I got to meet Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) from "Resoivoir Dogs," Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) and Data (Brent Spiner). In past years, I got to meet Batman (Adam West), Robin (Burt Ward) and Peter Tork from the Monkees. And I had a nice father-of-teenagers to father-of-teenagers chat with  "Star Trek"'s Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes).

Some famous guests scheduled to be seen this year include Stan Lee, Matt Smith, Walter Koenig and Cassandra Peterson a.k.a Elvira.

Thanks to Macie A Lavoy for her assistance.

13thDimension gets a first look at the Watchmen Artifact Edition from IDW. And a page from Neil Gaiman. Did we know that Neil took part in the creation of teh comic? We do now…

In fact, I was talking to Neil Gaiman a couple of weeks ago — managed to have a catch-up with him over a cup of tea, which was great — and I mentioned this project to him and he's got one particularly prime page that Alan (Moore) and I gave him back in the day when he used to help us with sourcing quotations and so on. He's got the dream sequence — the Nite Owl dream sequence where there are, I think, like 20 panels on the page. So that's a real iconic and favorite page.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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