ArchieWatch: So goody-two-shoes is an Obama fan while greedy narcassist Jughead is a Palin upporter? What are Archie Comics tryong to say??
HorrorWatch: Steve Niles is planning a horror universe of characters…
Right now, between Dark Horse and IDW we have created a small universe of characters. Our hope is to one day get all these characters into one series, sort of a Wrightson Monster Avengers, and have one big series called "The Moorpark Rejects." Right now those plans are on hold because Bernie and I have decided to take on a new series, a straight-forward horror series. I wish I could say more but Wrightson fans are going to poop themselves.
BroadwayWatch: The Spider-Man Musical stage show actually works now. And no one died in the most recent performance.
BoyleWatch: So now CLiNT comics creator Frankie Boyle is in trouble again, this time for using the words "nigger" and "paki" in his routine on Channel 4. Thing is, despite my rant about him the other day, this particular routine is completely defensible, in that it's a critique of the parochial attitude of news programming. The only thing I'd criticise him for regarding this routine is that it's a theft of a sketch from Not The Nine O'Clock News thirty years ago…
But the year before, in 1991 — and this should make NHL fans a little nervous — came NFL SuperPro (pictured at top). It was Lee and Marvel's first attempt to team with a pro sports league to market the sport toward a younger audience, and it was, ah, not good. The comic was about as ridiculous as the costume there. Even a guest appearance by Spider-Man in the first issue couldn't save it.
"I've been spending a lot of time with my company during the downturn of the economy and making sure we all live to tell about it, if you will,"
I got a commission to draw the cast of Community, easily my favorite show on TV. I decided to draw them as the Avengers.
Crane technician Joe Cuzan's X-Men set pics.
DC has a problem with minority characters. Ryan Choi happened, guys. That wasn't a fake out. And Ian Sattler defending DC racial balancing with references to "blue and pink" characters really happened. And while they've added Aqualad and Solstice, it's a good step, the right step, but it doesn't solve the problem
I love my hometown. Comic book bar & store down the street from my parents!
I wanted to almost model it after Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run, where there were different monsters, and a different horror element every month, but with a bigger mythology. I thought it'd be really cool to do a horror story instead of a serial story with the character.
The whole situation is a misreading of what ails France. The truth is, neither communist Union members nor "Neo-Nazi" Parties are causing riots in France. Muslims are. Yet DC Comics is absurdly making a Muslim immigrant the "French savior"? This is PCism at its worst. Not only that but it is pretty condescending to France, too. France is a proud nation. Yet DC Comics has made a foreigner the "French savior." This will not sit well with many Frenchmen, for sure. Nor should it.
We were chatting about this just last night, but creatively this has been the most intense, but most brilliant year I've ever experienced. Work has just been mental. The most stimulating I've ever found it as I've diversified into a few different things, but knackering all the same. I am really, really looking forward to my ten or twelve days off and getting fatter, drunker and some long lie-ins as we bungee-jump from 2010 into the exciting 2011.
With over 50 spots in the city to get your comic fix, we've narrowed down the list and revealed the secret identity of a heroic five comic book caves. Suit up and rescue your favorite issues from the racks of these graphic San Francisco spots.
It's Christmas! Well, almost. And here's a little extra gift for Transformers fans from my recently dredged Dreamwave archive of unpublished tidbits.
In the case of this PUNISHER story: "Serious Business", this was produced for then Punisher Editor, Don Daley. It would have been my first full length, non-funny animal comic. It was penciled by Mike Harris and inked by Jimmy Palmiotti (the same team from my first Punisher short story). And it was slated to run in an issue of PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL. It was two or three months away from being solicited when Don Daley was let go from Marvel in the first editorial "purge" of the 90's. When group editor, Bobbie Chase, inherited Don's backlog, she discovered that Don had acquired tens of thousands of dollars worth of Punisher inventory issues. The book could have run on automatic pilot for YEARS without missing shipping. (Which probably explains why the status quo stayed the same in Punisher books for over half a decade). One of Bobbie's first acts as group editor was to take the hit and KILL all of Don's backlog.
There were many targets at the Singapore Toy Games Comics Convention but I had decided on the one called Gail Simone. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA!
A few months ago, Cognito Comics and gaming company Tall Chair demonstrated one of the coolest media experiences that I've seen on the iPad — Operation Ajax, a graphic novel created specifically for the device. At the time, the idea was still very much in development, but today the Operation Ajax application has gone live in Apple's App Store.