Funny that Jake mentions the art style. But you’ll have to wait for next week. In the meantime, here’s some news I can let you in on.
- Does DC not know what tentacle monsters makes people think of these days, or did someone just say “who cares, I have a story to tell”.
- A manga-fied Wonder Woman story or what Western writers/artists THINK is done in Japan’s style. You make the call.
- JMS claims Earth-One is still on.
- I don’t care if Seth Rogen prefers Marvel over DC, it’s the last paragraph that I find amusing.
- News from X-Ray Studios: Batman: The Brave & The Bold will return, but not with Landry and Eric. Luckily, they have other projects in the works.
- The latest Crossoverkill cast member was announced. Her name is Fusion, the titular character of her comic.
- Another newspaper strip is calling it quits as cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is retiring her namesake strip.
- It looks like Marvel is jealous of “Brightest Day”, because here come the Dead Avengers. I wish that was a joke.
- I wish my school had used posters like these.
- Betty White is hot property right now. Not that way, you pervs. I mean she is the source of merchandising for her new TV Land Sitcom, Hot in Cleavland (which also features many stars of sitcoms past), and she just won an Emmy.
- Comic legend Stan Lee has a new show on the History Channel (which has nothing to do with history, so I guess they’re the next niche station to go mainstream), and now he will appear in an episode of SyFy’s Eureka.
- A trio of legends about the Lassie television series.
- Confirmation that Mary Jane Watson continues to be shafted as she won’t be in the rebooted Spider-Man movies, either. Instead it may be Gwen frickin’ Stacey and/or Felicia “Black Cat” Hardy.
- New writers for another rebooted comic-turned-movie franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The same guys who wrote the first Iron Man movie = good news. That movie was the only big bright spot for me that year. (Side request: I can only think of two TMNT cartoons. What was the third one?)
- Coming to DVD: She-Ra: Princess of Power and Batman Beyond, both getting full-season box sets.
- Who can play a John Wayne role better than Jeff Bridges? Considering the current list of Hollywood stars, that’s a short list. Which says more about the current list than Bridges. In his defense, they are trying to go closer to the original novel, True Grit.
- Hey, UK readers. Hungry? Want to get rid of some old video games? I’ve got good news for you if you live near a Tesco.
- BW is always in favor of charities that bring fun to a sick child, including video games.
in other news
- A cute piece about the four phases of an anime convention experience. Having been to two ConnectiCons and a U-Con @ UConn, I can confirm the truth of these statements. Also note that TGWTG has a new look for the blogs as well as the rest of the site.
- Starting next week I’ll post a link to the latest post from my other blog, The Clutter Report, in this space. It took me this long to figure out where to start. Man, this place is a mess.
- This Week’s Cracked: What do the Batcave and Hello, Dolly have in common? Why do so many TV characters drink Shasta Cola, and why can’t I find it on the shelves? Swear you’ve heard that scream or seen that piece of equipment before? This and more can be learned about by checking 5 Things Hollywood Reuses More Often Than Plots. And you didn’t need to use Spyder-Finder to locate it. It’s what I do.
Best Scene of This Week’s Reviews
Iron Man: Legacy #5
Sure, Thor looked great tossing thunderbolts, but what can compete with the Power Of AWESOME! Seriously, now I should rescan that. Tony’s line is cute. But it’s not awesome.
Tomorrow’s Comic> Batman Beyond #3