This Kiss, This Kiss!

As if having Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (with Kevin Nowlan) drawing Batman wasn't enough incentive to pick up last month's BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL (#26, April 2009)...

How's about some o' this:
Woot! Go Bruce!!

Part 2 of this 3-parter should be out today.

While I have a feeling there probably won't be anymore man-kissing -- there will be more Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez goodness...and that's enough for me!!!


A new Batman?

It's all over the net now, but seems to have originated at Australia's Herald Sun.
Apparently, the "industry buzz" is that Christian Bale's Terminator Salvation co-star, Sam Worthington, may be stepping into the shoes of Bruce Wayne in the next Batman movie.

Of course, at this point, any sort of Batman casting rumors should probably be taken with a grain of salt. But I suppose time will tell...


DC ELSEWORLDS - Live-action fan webseries UPDATE

Although it seems like it's been forever (well, really, it has...). And although they said in December it would be up in January (and, well, it wasn't...). It looks like the fourth chapter of the DC ELSEWORLDS webseries might get here soon! (YAY!)

Here's a teaser:

Part One: "Fair Play"

Part Two: "Titans"

Part Three: "What's in a name?"
"In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow."


WATCHMEN - The Saturday Morning Intro

Happy Harry has posted his vision of the opening sequence to a 1980s Saturday Morning Watchmen cartoon over at NewGrounds.com. It's freakin' hysterical in it's awesomeness. You really should check it out!! After you click the link, look for the "Watch this movie" link on the right!


"Where the hell is John Byrne?"

In the March 6th edition of his Unfortunate Confluence of Words column, Keith Giffen asks:
WHERE THE HELL IS JOHN BYRNE?: Love him or hate him, you cannot deny the guy's talent. John is one of the very few –along with Perez – comicbook creators (and yes, he has created stuff so I'm quite comfortable using the term) that I'd actually drop a project to work with. It's all about what's on the page and John puts it there like few before or since. C'mon, I can't be alone in this.
Since there's no contact info for Keith, or even a CBR Forum for him...I just decided to answer here. He'll never see it and never know it's here, but -- Oh well!!

an open letter to keith giffen:

Dear Keith: What? You don't read comics?

I kid, I kid. Basically, John's been busy. It's just that instead of Marvel or DC, he's been spending his time over at IDW.

During 2008 he did STAR TREK: ALIEN SPOTLIGHT #6, the 6-issue mini-series FX, 5 issues of STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH, and the 2-part STAR TREK: ROMULANS - THE HOLLOW CROWN.

This month IDW begins two more Byrne minis: ANGEL: BLOOD & TRENCHES and STAR TREK: CREW. It's not like he ain't been working!! :)

As for you and John working together? I'd LOVE to see that. You're both incredible writers and awesome artists. I'd die to see what you could come up with together. Somehow, though -- I have a feeling that with you working on DOOM PATROL and Byrne's history with the same...it might be a sticking point...

But I'd hope not!!

Okay bye!


Captain Canuck!!!!

Captain Canuck was basically the first major Canadian superhero to actually come out of Canada.

He was created in 1975 by writer/artist Richard Comely. Although it was self-published by Comely Comix, it did receive distribution in the United States. There were 14 issues plus a treasury-sized limited edition of #4 and a Summer Special released from 1975-1981. George Freeman drew the Jonn back-up stories in issues #2 & 3. After a 4-year hiatus, CAPTAIN CANUCK returned with #4 in 1979 and with Freeman as the book's main artist.

So what does this history lesson have to do with anything? IDW is releasing 2 CAPTAIN CANUCK hardcovers collecting the series!!!

Well -- most of it, anyway. According to Richard Comely: "[IDW's] first release in June will feature Issues four to ten in a hard cover edition. The 1980 Summer Special and Issues 11 to 14 will be released in December. Issue one, two and three will be published by Comely Comix along with Issue 15 which was produced in 1980 but not published."

I'm ecstatic!!! I love George Freeman! LOVE him! He's up there on my list next to George Perez and Mike Grell! The only better news would be that he was going to be returning to drawing comics. I would die!

Unless he was returning to draw for Marvel, then I'd really die, because pffft.

2009 is awesome! George Perez drawing LEGION OF 3 WORLDS, Mike Grell doing covers for his new WARLORD series and now a deluxe release of George Freeman's CAPTAIN CANUCK! I almost feel like a kid again.

And at my age -- that's not easy, let me tell ya!!! ;-)



I'm screaming!!

And I'm singing:
It comes out
Oh goodness! I just can't wait!!!

You still have a couple weeks to enter the sweepstakes for your free copy of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie: WONDER WOMAN!! And maybe a Playstation 3 and 40" HDTV!!


I got a Premio Dardo!!

You are now reading an award winning blog!! LOL!

Doug @ dougsploitation has awarded a Premio Dardo to Comics N Things! Yay!

Of course, I rarely take things at face value and, truth be told, it isn't necessarily a bad thing to occasionally be suspicious of Doug... (but I love ya!) So I Googled it and found this, which (to me) makes it basically legit, for what it is. Thanks, Doug! Yay me!

So...what is the Premio Dardo?

Premio Dardo means “Dart Award” in Spanish. It is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers and as a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

What do you do once you’ve received one?

There are some rules to be followed:
  • First, accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and link to his/her blog.
  • Second pass the award to another 5 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.
Here are my five cultural, ethical, literary (or at least literate), and cool blogs (in alphabetical order):

Green Lantern Butt's Forever - I love reading SallyP's blog. Her reviews are great. And even when she just posts about butts, it's fun!

Hoosier journal of inanity - Sea_of_Green's blog isn't always about comics, but mostly it is. And it's fun to read about whatever it is she's blogging. And you at least have to love the "My Pal Itty" series!

I am Walter - Walt is an "inarticulate middle aged homo with a blog" (his words, not mine!). I've known Walt over half my life (yikes), but I'm always amazed what I find out when I'm reading his blog. You can also follow Walt's life visually @ My Bad Pictures.

My Opinion Doesn't Matter/Forgotten Golden Age Heroes - In depth profiles on many forgotten heroes, plus some of their adventures. My second favorite Golden Age Heroes blog (after mine, of course! :P).

No Room for Hipsters - My buddy Russ (aka Levon) and his wife Ashley are preparing to move to New York for a year. And, ouch, they're having trials and tribulations along the way. Reading about it is almost like watching a really-good reality show (which is an oxymoron). I can't wait until they're famous. Even though they'll have forgotten about me! :-P