Small Press Idol 3 has begun, and so far there are two former Fanzing Magazine contributors who are in the running. Best of luck to Stephen Legge and Jerry S Loomis! Small Press Idol, for you newcomers, is the indy press comic version of American Idol, where contestants compete to get their comic idea in …
Monthly Archive: February 2006
I’m five days late on the black Spider-Man costume in Spidey 3 issue. I haven’t even seen it until today. Thanks to Neal and Chris (neither of whom posted here about this major story; what’s up with that, guys?) for getting me a link when I finally had to ask for help in finding it.
Let’s review what’s happened recently. Alan Scott altered his costume, realized his power was internalized, was de-aged to be in his mid-twenties and decided on the new name of "SENTINEL." Hal Jordan went mad with grief, renamed himself Parallax, and decided to do nothing less than remake the universe, an interesting attitude when you consider …
Henson Entertainment announces “Power of the Dark Crystal”, a new sequel to the 1982 fantasy movie Dark Crystal. This new film will have the same character designer, fantasy artist Brian Froud, but there will be CGI special effects mixed in with the animatronics. There will also be Dark Crystal spinoffs in other media, including a …
Dixonverse features the Panel of the Week, and this one will guarantee that you can never keep a straight face at the phrase “magic totem” ever again.
My comic books for sale site is updated. I fixed up the entry page, lowered prices all over the place, added a ton of pictures and tweaked it here and there. The one thing I have yet to do is add all of my trade paperbacks for sale, but that’s going to be a whole …
Prolific Darren McGavin, the dad on Christmas Story, the Night Stalker, has died.
One of my favorite character actors, Don Knotts, passed away today. I know people don’t live forever, but in Don’s case I wouldn’t have minded if the heavens had made an exception.
I have to do another update to Scott Beatty’s web site, and I’m still working on the Metro Med script (it’s a big project), but I have one more thing to do this weekend that you may be interested in. See, my wife and I are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in April. …
Spider-Man Robs Comic Book Store and they have it on videotape!
King Kong in 30 seconds with bunnies has been posted!
One of my favorite quotes from the Bob and Brian podcast. You can listen to their streamed show every day from their web site, or you can download the occasional favorite bit which they offer as a podcast: http://www.BobAndBrian.com/pod/BB_onDemand.xml is the podcast link. If you just want to listen to the podcast bits in MP3 …
All right. We’ve spoken of Alan Scott, the first to be known to us as the Green Lantern. He worked mostly in Gotham during the 1940s and eventually became the owner of the Gotham Broadcasting Company (or the GBC). His ring was magic and his major weakness was anything made of wood. He was married …
Reader Don Smith just e-mailed me regarding one of the toys recently unveiled by DC Direct, and oddly enough he asked me a question that I had asked myself when I first saw it yesterday. At first, I wasn’t going to post about it because I thought it was just my imagination, but Don’s message …
Ashes Of ‘Scotty’ Soon To Be Space-Bound
as they were supposing in 1987. Surprising how accurate some of this stuff can turn out; there is some percentage points off when it comes to Japanese economic power… but what the hey? hat tip to Jonah Goldberg.
This was originally announced for December 2005, but now Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke’s “Batman/The Spirit” special will come out in the summer of 2006. This will integrate the Spirit into the DCU, and it will be followed by Cooke’s Spirit ongoing series.
Warner Brothers has decided that the Batman Begins movie, while performing well with teens and adults, was just too seriously scary and adult for kids. Casting for a new actor, they have settled on one who will be more appealing for all ages. I’m being vague here to avoid spoilers. The identity of the new …
Birds of Prey #93′s cover perhaps shows the new Bird of Prey member. I think I know who it is. I’ll hide it in the extended entry in case you don’t like Spoilers!
Well, the title got your attention, didn’t it? Yes, she was punished recently for making “Catwoman”: Berry Can’t Escape ‘Catwoman’ During Award Halle Berry had to write “I will not make ‘Catwoman II’” on a chalkboard four times Thursday in order to earn her pudding pot as Harvard’s Hasty Pudding woman of the year. I …