Archive for April, 2009
My TV Grand Unification Theory was just mentioned in a Newsarama interview with comics great Alan Moore. If he really manages to reference Homicide’s Detective Pembleton in the next volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I’ll take back everything I ever said about excessive crossovers.
a faithful forum dweller asks:
Can we do something to improve the traffic in this site? I love this site, it’s the most enjoyable and interesting forum I’ve ever known, but the traffic is a big problem. It takes days for a thread to become a chat. Count on me if there’s anything I can do.
How about a signed “Second Coming” JLA Hardcover for whoever starts the busiest new thread in the next 30 days, plus a signed “Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool” Trade for whatever I judge the most interesting post in the next month? Also, several more prizes (including some Ben 10 stuff) to be handed out for posts at my whim, plus a really good grand prize that I haven’t thought of yet for whoever comes up with the best idea for increasing traffic here?
I used to give away stuff all the time, but I guess I got a little lazy. Want to help me out?
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?
Comic Book Resources’ Kiel Phegley has an exclusive interview with Rags Morales who, to my great delight, will be drawing the next two issues of Justice League of America…
Though he’s worked in the comics game for over 15 years, ask almost any superhero fan what they think of when they hear artist Rags Morales’ name, and the answer will invariable be “Identity Crisis.” The 2004 book created with novelist Brad Meltzer launched a new era of big events forDC Comics and proved a massive (if controversial) sales success. Now after four years away, Morales returns to the heroes of DC’s biggest superteam in a two-part story arc starting this month in “Justice League of America” #32
One correction, it’s NOT a two-part arc, it’s chapters five and six of the seven-part, “Welcome To Sundown Town.” You know, someone or another has declared EVERY SINGLE ISSUE of this story the last part. Eventually, they’re going to be right, particularly should they declare that issue #34 is the conclusion. Because it is.
Anyway, read all the cool stuff Rags has to say about his work in JLA…
Here are all of this summer’s comic book conventions¨›that¨›I’m confirmed to be attending (so far). I hope to see a lot of you there. As always, I’ll autograph pretty much anything you stick in front of me, and if you see me and say the magic word “Maestro,” I’ll give you a reasonably cool prize. If you “Maestro” me and I’m not carrying one of the prizes on me, I’ll buy you a comic of my choice right there on the dealer’s floor. At some of the shows, I’ll also be¨›unloading overstock selling copies of some of my comics from my personal stash.
Oh, you’re running a con and are thinking about inviting me, let me know as soon as you can, my dance card is filling up fast…
May 15-17: Novi, MI. Motor City Comicon
I’m returning to my home town, sort of, for a big show with more media guests than you can shake a stick at. Actually, I’ve shaken sticks at larger crowds than this, but it’s still a substantial list, including: Carrie (Princess Leia) Fisher, Kate (Captain Janeway, Mrs. Columbo!) Mulgrew, Julie (Catwoman) Newmar and wrestler Kevin Nash, who is bigger than me, which makes me uncomfortable. Comics guests include my old boss Tom DeFalco, and artistic legends Frank Brunner and Guy Davis.
June 12-13: Chelsea, MI. Kids Read Comics Con.
An incredibly fun convention aimed at younger readers. I’ll be there to talk to the kids, and to geek out with Blue Devil creators Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn. Speaking of Geeks, I’ll also get to pal around with the voice of Ben 10 himself, Yuri Lowenthal!
This will be my first trip to this Minnesota Con, featuring, among other stalwarts, Joel Hodgson (Agent J!) and his fellow inhabitants of the Satellite of Love from Mystery Science Theatre 3000!
And finally the big one, way too many cool guests and old friends will be attending to mention here. So I’ll just hype the fact that I’m a special guest of the con this year, and will be participating in a lot of programming, signings and more. I’ll give you more details as they firm up.
Turns out it was a stunt to promote a Dutch TV Show, kind of a Star Search to cast Maria Von Trapp. Still, it made my morning. I would have loved to have been there, on my way to work when a musical broke out.