DC Comics now has a preview of Jonah Hex #1.
Monthly Archive: August 2005
Comic books have been verging on $3 for the last few years. Are the increasing prices consistent with inflation? Not really, as far as I can tell, though it’s difficult to calculate due to the changing comic book economy. (Hat tip to Walter Williams’ column on gasoline which linked to a handy inflation calculator.) A …
I got thanked on the Best of the Web again. The airbus joke was mine. (Yes, again. I’ve previously sent in The Taiwan joke and the time capsule Onion link. I don’t even remember which items I submitted on this page and this one, so don’t ask.)
Batman 644 reveals the real killer of Stephanie Brown (Robin nee Spoiler). It turns out it was Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who killed her just to try to send Batman a message. (Swipe that to see the identity.) Bill Willingham has addressed the numerous outraged fans with a message that boils down to “controversy is good, …
This is a hilarious promo film (in Quicktime format) for the Hollywood Reporter’s “26th Annual Key Art Awards”. (You can right-click on it and choose “save as”.) It features the five men who perform almost all of the voice-overs in Hollywood. (EDIT: Oops, I forgot the link. Sorry!)
Rod D. Murgatroyd reveals the origin of the word Murgatroyd, his family name. A constable appointed by the king chose to rename himself Johanus de Morgateroyde, or John of Moor Gate Royde. Moor-gate-royd roughly translates to “the clearing on the way to the moor.” What an impressive title. And I thought it was spelled Mercatroid …
N-Game has about 10 ways to bloodily die in every level.
Spidey Kicks Butt – The Ultimate in Spider-Man Commentary
Chris Franklin, of Shooting Star Comics, has a report about WizardWorld Chicago.
All my yammering yesterday about the slight fuzziness of the print quality for Metro Med #0 may be worrying about nothing. I talked to Mark at Jimmy Jams Comics last night. He said he’d finally seen a copy and it looked just fine; he didn’t know what I was fretting about. So, just to make …
Picked this one up at the con, just cuz I like Bullock. I glanced at the credits. Dixon. Shoulda known. Dixon’s name has been appearing on a surprising number of the comics I bought, and in most cases I wasn’t even aware he was one of the creators! It’s a pleasant surprise. I loved this …
This is the first I’ve heard of the ‘Charlotte’s Web’ live-action movie debuting June 2006. I fondly remember the cartoon, though, especially Paul Lynde as the voice of Templeton. So who is voicing Templeton in the movie? Steve Buscemi! Brilliant!
I know, I still haven’t followed up on my post about Wizard World Chicago. My life’s been hectic for this entire month, and I’ve had very little time on the computer. I was going to wait until Shooting Star’s online store was ready to go, but I think you’ve all been waiting long enough to …
I’ve been meaning to add a plugin to our site that will screen out the spammed comments and trackbacks…and I just did something stupid that makes it clear I need to do that soon! I was clearing out all of the “animal sex,” “black history month sex” and “casino” trackbacks, as I do every day. …
Chuck Dixon has this to say about the new book, Hellbent: The Art of Flint Henry: My good pal has a sketchbook being released this week from SQP. It’s an oversized paperback with tons of his madly detailed drawings he’s done for minature figues and toys, some of his own bizarre imaginings and a previously …
According to tvshowsondvd.com December 6 will see the release of Batman: The Animated Series Volume 4, which will collect the 24 episode series The New Batman Adventures. This will also bring a close to the collections of the Bruce Timm-produced Batman animated series.
The 1966 Batman Tv Tribute Site- Catwoman #1 Julie Newmar I haven’t seen the episode in question, but this audio clip sounds hilarious. (But I don’t have Realplayer at work so I haven’t heard it yet.) Oh yeah, the page also has lots of hot Julie Newmar pics. Catwoman: “I can give you more happiness …
The Old Negro Space Program is a parody of Ken Burns films, and it’s extremely well-done and extremely funny. (Warning: Contains profanity.)
Erik Burnham gives a preview from the next Nick Landime book.
THE DOOR is the world’s only religious satire magazine. It really has some funny stuff (especially the cartoons). Plus, the interviews can be quite amazing, too! Anyhow, I came across this image and thought it conveys the spirit of our times indeed.