Yes, I’m that cynical, but you should realize that by now.
Last night I went to my local comic store, Legend of Superheroes, to attend a concert. That may sound weird to you, unless you’ve heard of Carpe Geekdom, a traveling group of geek musicians. They also had a guest appearance by a couple local groups. I’ll put up what video I have (never checked the batteries after ConnectiCon) (a MONTH ago!) and post to some of the video taken when and if I see it posted. I of course missed the first half of the two-hour event, but it was worth going.
But now I’m back to bring you the lasted info I’ve gathered this week.
- Marvel’s official “Spider-Office” blog found an old letter to the editor from future comic legend Kurt Busiek. Pity his advice isn’t followed these days.
- Speaking of old letters to the editor, Slay Monstrobot found one by a young Brian Michael Bendis, who needs to talk to the current one.
- I guess we’re not done with Comic-Con yet. Here’s a panel for a biographical movie about Stan Lee.
- Comic Book Resources wants fans opinion on the 75 greatest moments in DC history.
- Is DC bringing back the “Elseworlds” concept? Put this on the very short list of what the backsliders did right.
- Although they won’t be working on the Billy Batson series anymore, what with it foolishly being canceled, the team of Art Baltazar, Franco, and artist Mike Norton will continue to work on Captain Marvel. Newsarama reports they will be the team for the comic version of the Young Justice series. (Not to be confused with the fan-favorite comic of a few years ago.) h/t to “batson123” of the DC Message Board.
- I suppose it was inevitable that Erik Larsen and I would disagree on something. Here’s how he handled his pal and business partner Todd McFarlane losing his court case with Neil Gaiman. It’s really kind of sad.
- The next Crossoverkill character has been announced. The third hero is Yuuki, from the webcomic Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki. I haven’t read it, but from the Crossoverlord cameo, I believe the character can best be described as Sailor Moon meets Ranma 1/2. Oh, and I doubt it’s kid-friendly, but at least the naughty bits are pixellated. :)
- Here’s a surprising voice against the latest levels of violence in mainstream comics: Robert Kirkman! And if you’re not surprised, you haven’t read Invincible!
- To promote the movie, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s late night programming block, will be airing a Scott Pilgrim cartoon.
- The folks behind the Twilight movies are planning to go a different direction: Babar the Elephant! (h/t estefan of the That Guy With The Glasses forum)
- BW Fave Linkara and fellow TGWTG contributor (and DesuDesu Brigade member) JesuOtaku had the opportunity to interview former Power Ranger and current voice actor/musician Johnny Yong Bosch.
- Two reports on the Transformers front. The Hub has announced both the cast for Transformers: Prime and confirmed that the original cartoon will air on the network, putting it on television for the first time in almost a decade. (It aired on Sci-Fi Channel for a time.)
- I want to know who’s doing the impression of the late Don Fontaine in this teaser for the Thor video game.
- Speaking of That Guy With the Glasses (we were earlier), Benzaie is holding a contest for a History of Nintendo book that is the rage in France and he recently helped translate into English.
- There’s a new Transformers MMO coming. Unless you’re in the Western world. We’re getting screwed over, of course. To think, the one MMO that even I would play, and I can’t.
in other news
- Iron Man vs. Batman. Who would win? This interactive YouTube video lets you decided. Choose the ridiculous ending. It’s funny.
- If you’re a new blogger looking to get readers, this post may be helpful. Plus who doesn’t love Gizmo the Mogwai?
- More Transformers news: videos have been added to the Hall of Fame inductees. The ones with the creative forces for the franchise are informative. The ones for the characters are pretty much AMVs.
- This Week’s Cracked: Think mad scientists only exist in fiction? Then check out The 5 Science Experiments Most Likely To End The World. I knew the Large Haydon Collider was a bad idea.
Best Scene of This Week’s Reviews
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man v2 #4
In a week where two villains literally had their jaws punched off of their head, Spidey wins for finally getting to this fight and making the wait worth it.
Tomorrow’s Comic > Batman & Robin #1 ($1.00 edition), which shows you just how far behind I am in cleaning out my pull folder.