Friday, August 31, 2007

Interview with World's Luckiest Man (part 1)

Newsarama talks with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman (pictured above, not Ron Jeremy) here.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Behind the Scenes: Umbrella Academy

Check out the process here. There's a huge jump from pencils to inks- it's more like thumbnails to inks. This makes me wonder if Gabriel Bá's process is really that extreme or if this is just an abridged view of the process.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Spider-man for reals!

Once again proving that scientists get all of their best ideas from comic books, a "Spider-man" suit that enables its wearer to scale vertical walls could one day be a reality. Whether or not this suit will cloth or a symbiote is yet to be reported.

Fatalists, not Losers

Coming down from all of the royal celebrating yesterday? Get a dose of reality with Scott Tipton's analysis of Kirby's run on "The Losers."

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jack!

My all-time favorite Kirby cover, Kamandi #10 (October 1973):

Another favorite... it's so weird... Strange Tales #143 (April 1966):
[Don't mind the polybag glare!]

The following are Kirby images that I swiped from other sites so long ago that I can't properly credit them. Sorry.

This next image is the original rear cover artwork for the Fantastic Four Treasury - I swiped this one from, I think...

Pre-order the definitive Kirby biography now!
Kirby: King of Comics here

and if you have some more dough to blow, check out original (Kirby) comic art at Romita Man here

Kamandi here

Don't forget to check out the groovy links in Jashar's post below!

Don't ask! Just celebrate!

Today would be the King's 90th birthday.
Check out Newsarama's suggested sites for your Kirby fix.Jack Kirby Comics blog here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free Comic Book for Free!

Cover by James Jean.

Dark Horse Comics has posted the Free Comic Book Day issue of "Umbrella Academy" in its entirety on their website.

Interior art by Gabriel Bá.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Weird Simpsons Products

Last month, upon release of The Simpsons Movie, America's finest news source The Onion published an article on some of the strangest Simpsons products:

Here's one that could easily make the list:

"Berry Squirts" Hmmm.

And they are being advertised as a coupon in the Burger King Kids Meal toy package.

Anybody out there diggin' them Berry Squirts?

Anybody out there have any other weird Simpsons products to add to the list?

Official site of The Simpsons here
The Simpsons Movie here
America's Finest News Source, The Onion here

and for those of you interested in taking a trip to Grossville and purchasing a box of Berry Squirts, click here

(Don't forget to use the coupon code!)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Beware my claw, for I've come to inflict justice!"

Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus #3, cover by Mike Mignola

Don't know how I missed this announcement- fan favorite Lobster Johnson is getting his own miniseries. The first of five issues arrives in September.

More info here.

Watchmen Movie site launched

Check it out here.

No Country For Old Men

In Theatres: November 9th, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sparky on Charlie

From May 9, 1997.

via Drawn!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo (1963- 2007)

'Ringo was one of my favorite contemporary comic book artists. He had classic runs on Flash, Spider-man, and Fantastic Four. He broke out on "Flash- The Fastest Man Alive" in 1993. His first issue of that series (#80) was also the first Flash comic I ever bought. Having just started collecting comics (and it being the 90's), I most likely picked it up due to the embossed cover but 'Ringo's artwork is what brought me back the next month and the following months. His last published series was "Spider-man and the Fantastic Four" miniseries.

The above image is the last drawing posted in his daily sketch blog. The post was titled "Just a Quick One Today."

More info on his passing here.

His best-known collaborators and peers remember Mike Wieringo here and here.

Cover gallery of Ringo's recent Marvel work here.

Everything you always wanted to know about the FF * but were afraid to ask

With this weekend's big Fantastic Four news, it might be a good time to catch up on everything that's happened over that past 46 years to Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben at

Cory Walker Blog

Ms. Marvel

Invincible co-creator Cory Walker has a daily sketch blog.
(Is it just me or is Cory looking a little Viltrumite-ish in his "About me" pic?)

Nite Owl dances with Stardust's Yvaine

Friday, August 10, 2007

Breaking! Ledger, Gere to look nothing like Dylan in upcoming biopic

Heath Ledger circa The Times They Are A-Changin' Dylan

Richard Gere circa post-apocalyptic hobo (?) Dylan

Not surprisingly, Cate Blanchett proves to be a more convincing Bob Dylan.

Cate Blanchett circa Don't Look Back Dylan
via I Watch Stuff

Magic Boy Shuffle

The AV Club plays Random Rules with indy comic book sensation, James Kolchalka.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ivan Brunetti's Nancy

See more strips and read the full behind-the-scenes story of what might have been here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

From Krypto to Lockjaw

Guest Lecturer Mark Engblom at Comics 101 speaks on hero canines throughout comic history.

Hero Histories

Major Spoilers has detailed member bios for the Legion of Superheroes- a team which rivals the X-men in over-complicated histories.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Kyle Maclachlan is Superman

Everything you always wanted to know about the Teen Titans * but were afraid to ask

Why check out Teen Titans co-creator Marv Wolfman says, "I went through Titans Tower and thought it was an incredible site. You have things in there I didn't remember I knew." That's why.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Erik Larsen Finds a Comic

Erik Larsen (left) at last year's San Diego Comicon.

Check out the SDCC Photo Parade at Comic Book Resources.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ingmar Berman (1918-2007)

Bio here.
Slate memorial here.
Dick Cavett interview here and here.