Thursday Runaround – Death, Comics And Independence

PubWatch: Urrrrrrgh.

TrollWatch: Dan Slott visits the Outhouse. Hilarity ensues.

Zecchs: Since Slott loves to troll me I like to make a proposal and offer. When the finale to Danger Zone comes and goes I like for the Sunday of that issue to have a Round 2 per say. For Mr. Slott to come on the Pirate Podcast and relish whatever becomes of that arc and it's impact of me. I'm sure Blue Mole or Gheru can assist you if you wish to accept this offer. If you do Slott, I just want the same man I interviewed to talk about his run in comics and the stories he told in general. Plus if he so do wishes to continue trolling me.

I promise on word of Zechs that I shall behave myself if he does accept this. All I ask is to enjoy Slott's reaction to my own and to talk more about the concept of Alpha perhaps or whatever is on his mind.

Dan Slott: Deal. :-)

TransformersWatch: Simon Furman deconstructs his Free Comic Book Day Transformers #80.5 comic ahead of next week's relaunch. Over three posts so far...

Why 'Counterpoint'? Well, one of the things Regeneration One will challenge is how we view the whole nature of the Transformer race, the Great War and — particularly — the Autobot/Decepticon schism. Later in the issue, Soundwave gives his 'spin' on the underpinning motivations of Megatron, and as we progress we'll strip away some of the mythos and present a very different view of Primus and the grand plan. And what is Zero Space? Can't tell you that, but by issue #100 you'll know. There are clues, in #80.5 and in later issues, but it's not just a random construct. It is something. It means something. So what are we seeing here? Both past and future. Yes, that is Jhiaxus top centre. He'll be coming into things, in a G2ish kind of way, big-time once we reach the third (of our four) story arc. And that is indeed Circuit Smasher on the left. And yes, as described in the solicitation text for #83, he is Spike Witwicky. Looking good for a forty-something year-old, isn't he? There's a reason for that. Both he and Jhiaxus are key elements of Regeneration One, which why they're up front. And all the past stuff is important (to greater or lesser extents) too. In fact, even the shape of the Zero Space effect is important. This is the only issue I've written (ever) where I've had to include separate notes (for the artist and editor), just to make sure all this fine detail and texture gets in there.

WeddingWatch: X-Marriage original art page hits over $2000…

DeathWatch: Death In A Comic Shop


CollectionWatch: A comic collection acquired in Edmonton, Canada.

The mint finds date back decades and surfaced recently as part of a 6,000-item collection from an anonymous collector.

Edmonton-based Happy Harbor Comics acquired the collection, which is being called one of the most extensive and impressive in Western Canada.

The upcoming sale is expected to fetch as much as $80,000 from bidders — who will only be allowed to participate if they've been invited

SignWatch: Chris Claremont is signing at Dragon's Lair in Austin tomorrow

FourthOfJulyWatch: Captain America visits a comic store for Independence Day, gets some local news coverage!

Thursday Runaround – Death, Comics And IndependenceThis is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

The Dark Knight Rises Detailed Production Notes

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

Announcing JOE KUBERT PRESENTS | DC Comics

This fall, don't miss the start of a far-ranging collection of stories from comics legend Joe Kubert (BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL) and other great talents. A six-issue anthology mini-series, JOE KUBERT PRESENTS kicks off on October 31st.

Thursday Runaround – Death, Comics And Independence – Still stolen after all these years…

And it's time to remind folks before they hit the conventions that there's still some stolen original art from the 1985 DC Comics Inc. office heist of Saga of the Swamp Thing original art that was never recovered.

Thursday Runaround – Death, Comics And Independence


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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