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The official comments about the issue are: “Alex Ross joins Geoff Johns as co-writer for Part 1 of "Thy Kingdom Come," the epic story years in the making, springing from KINGDOM COME! Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman!
Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew? This Superman’s world needed better heroes.
So does ours.”
Here is hoping that the story/series is as riveting as the cover!
Looks like DC is really starting to nail some fab changes. The latest “Sinestro Corps” has got an exceedingly high degree of praise this past week for its story and art. This cover for a forthcoming issue of Wizard (painted by Alex Ross) hints at further changes in the not-so-distant future.
This great little cartoon from www.phdcomics.com captures in a snapshot the contribution that this humble man made to human history. And I do mean that seriously.
The following info is quoted from here.
“He was born in Taiwan in 1910, when the island was under Japanese colonial rule. He moved to Japan in 1933, according to Japan’s daily Mainichi newspaper. Faced with food shortages in post World War II Japan, Ando developed the idea that a quality, convenient noodle product would help feed the masses. He founded Nissin in 1948. In 1958, “Chicken Ramen,” the first instant noodle product, was introduced after many trials. Following its success, the company continued to add innovative products, including “Cup Noodle” in 1971.“
Well one can well argue about the nutitional value of most of the instant noodles in North American supermarkets… but anyone who puts some affordable food in a human belly to keep them alive a day longer deserves a measure of honor when they cease to live anymore.
Thank you, Momofuku-San.
In February’s PLAYBOY issue, hitting newsstands this week, US Air Force staff sergeant Michelle Manhart is photographed in her uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headline “Tough Love.” She also poses in the buff with only dogtags on.
Well, it certainly brings a new sense to “be all that you can be” doesn’t it?
Did I mention that she is married and has two kids. Well, the exclusive interview with her on Fox News today has her say that this fulfills a “life long dream”.
The Air Force has decided to suspend her pending investigation. Yah don’t say, eh? Though I must say that she looks stunning for 30 years old.
I just returned from the Paradise Comics Toronto ComiCon. For more about my experiences there and a recap of the DC Nation panel, click on the Extended Entry.
“I think for me, the most important thing is that we get to actually feel the emotions that those heroes would have felt…”
This film makes me worry. Sure, I’ve been a Civil War Re-enactor since 1988, but I have cut back. Yes, I collect comic books now, but that doesn’t make me look like this does it??
Well, okay, I understand where “Thor” is coming from. I know people like him, anyway. And “Kang,” well, he hit it on the head. “Reed Richards” is also spot on.
But the ending… it doesn’t happen as often as you might think. We plan these things too far in advance. … I mean THEY! THEY plan these things too far in advance.
(EDITOR’S NOTES: Don’t click on extended entry until viewing the video. Also, I embedded it for you, Cplotter. — MICHAEL)
Here’s a preview from the upcoming issue of Justice by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite.
Metal Men on the silver screen? Not yet, but it’s possible.
Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of all three X-Men movies, says she would like to develop the Metal Men as a movie. In an interview at SuperHeroHype.com, she explained that the DC Comic is quite different from X-Men. She said it would be, “much more like ‘Men in Black’. It’s miles away from ‘X-Men’. It’s lighter and it’s fun. A lot of CGI. That would be fun for me to try…”
The idea seems golden. I hope she gets the lead out.
In the meantime, we’re waiting for X-Men: The Last Stand to come to theaters on May 26.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Buck Owens has passed away today. Okay, maybe this post is just for me, but I am certainly saddened by this news. He has gotten a hokey image because of his days hosting Hee Haw but I think it’s unfair (but of course, I actually like watching Hee Haw on DVD now, too). In the mid-60s, Buck was at least as big as the now-trendy-again Johnny Cash. After all, the Beatles covered his “Act Naturally.” Creedance Clearwater Revival mentioned him in “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” He brought an enormous amount of vitality and energy to the almost cookie-cutter industry of country music because of his “Bakersfield Sound.” More recently, Dwight Yoakam’s popularity has done a lot to bring Buck back into the spotlight.
I had been looking forward to seeing Buck in concert this summer at his Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. I am very sorry that I won’t get that opportunity now. “Hillbilly Heaven” is an even richer place today.
By the way, I’m never sure how cutsey to make the titles of these posts. I refrained from calling this one, “Pfft! You Were Gone.” I hope my restraint is appreciated.
Seem that Mark Waid is covering a certain DC character during the forthcoming “52″. I quote Newsarama as follows:
“Waid is the writer concentrating on Elongated Man right now, but he foresees characters shifting around as the series goes on. Booster Gold seems to be the character moving around the most between writer, and Waid has written some of his scenes.”
So there ya go, Mikey. Waid did have his Elongated Man story afterall! It just took 8 years to see it reach print!
CNN reports the following on George Takei’s decision to acnknowledge publicly that he is a homosexual:
“George Takei, who as “Star Trek’s” Sulu was part of the Starship Enterprise crew through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.”
All kinds of little clues and glimpses on that baby. Thanks to NEWSARAMA for yet another exclusive.
There is a glorious new trailer here. You know, I really should read these kinds of books (i.e., Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, etc.).
I think this movie is gonna kick some serious Narnia butt!
On Monday Peter Mayhew, the actor who has portrayed Chewbacca in 4 Star Wars franchise films, will take the oath to become an American citizen.
About an hour ago I received an email invitation to attend the Neil Gaiman reading at the Vancouver Public Library Thursday October 6, 2005 between noon and 2PM. I submitted a paragraph entry that had to explain why I thought The Straight should select me to attend the event (*this was the criteria for the contest). My entry was selected so I am off to see and hear Gaiman on Thursday! Gaiman will be reading from his new novel Anansi Boys and then taking questions from the audience.
MONITOR DUTY EXCLUSIVE: I have been given permission by The Straight to record the event with my Sony digital recorder and transcribe it for the Internet. Thanks much to John Burns at The Straight for giving me access in this regard.
Comic artist living legend Neil Adams has posted on his website that he will be providing an alternate cover for All Star Superman #1. So what is the catch? For every nine regular Quitely covers there will only be ONE Adams cover. So you pretty much better call your comic shop today to get one reserved. If you wait you won’t have a hope of getting one.
I am looking forward to this. Adams hooked me as a kid with his realistic take on how he drew Batman. It was truly amazing stuff to see on the comic rack as a seven-year old! To think that all these years down the road that the man is still producing a viable body of work that financially provides for him, too. Congrats, Neil!
NEWSARAMA does it again! They have released a gorgeous eight-page preview of the “All Star Superman #1″ by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely that arrives November 2005. Click here to check out their link.
Grant Morrison is one of my writing heroes (up there with Mark Waid, Devin Grayson and Warren Ellis). He grounds his stuff in the original source material but also ‘updates’ so that it often seems like something he created from scratch. This is a series I am truly looking forward to.
Fortunately, I grew fond of Quitely’s art during his all-too-short stint on THE AUTHORITY. It is different. But it is also gorgeous and his eye/perspectives bring to light some lovely angles, textures and shadows.
Call your comic shop and have a copy put aside for you when it comes out!
Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the image!
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.
Thanks to THE DOOR for this great blast from the past of biblical scholarship!