Monday Runaround – Dredd, Losers, Stores And Epithets

Posted by February 1, 2010 Comment

DreddWatch: A while ago, Bleeding Cool reported that Alan Grant was complaining at a comic convention that none of the original creators knew what was happening with any new Judge Dredd movie. While on another panel, Jock was talking about doing artwork for it. Well John Wagner has seen a bit and he seems rather happy with when he’s seen;

I have read the script (by Alex Garland) and seen Jock’s visuals. While I can’t go into detail about the content I can say that it’s high-octane, edge of the seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie. I hated that plot. It was Dredd pressed through the Hollywood cliché mill, a dynastic power struggle that had little connection with the character we know from the comic.

Confident? I will be once I hear they’ve started filming. There’s many a slip.

LosersWatch: The new Losers promo image matches last year’s Comicon comic promo image by Jock (update – and the cover to Losers #12) rather nicely.

StoreWatch: A reported conversation from MidTown Comics on The V had me rolling…

Midtown Comics, New York, last night:

Employee #1: I’m psyched that Birds of Prey is coming back.

Customer: Yeah, now DC can cancel Gotham City Sirens.

E1: Why would they do that?

C: Because DC hates women.

Employee #2: Not as much as Marvel does.

E1: Oh, yeah, Marvel HATES women. Like that shit with Tigra in New Avengers.

In walks Bendis.

Employee #3: Oh, hey Brian! Good to see you again.

E1 and E2 are silent.

The timing on that scene was almost perfect.

It’s just Clerks, isn’t it? And from Fwoosh, the action figure website, comes this psychologically-intriguing editorial

There is a fanboy that I see a lot at my local comic shop. His name is Eric. Eric loves the Marvel Universe line. He told me that he just thinks they are fun toys, that the lower price point makes him feel more relaxed about collecting them and that the scale was easier for him to both display and store. So, basically he was making an argument for how convenient they are. Seriously? That’s how we’re going to evaluate superhero toys now; how “easy” they are to collect? And how much “fun” they are? I’m sorry but I have no time for people that want to half ass toy collecting. If you’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to collect toys properly, then in my opinion, you don’t deserve to collect toys. I’m sorry, I really am but that’s how I feel and nobody is going to make me say otherwise. That sort of collecting disrespects the properties themselves. If you want to gripe about figures aimed at kids, like scuba Spidey, then you can’t turn around and say, “I bought this because it’s fun to play with”. That’s a double standard I can’t abide. Collect with respect or get the F outta the way.

Oh and Jesse Baker responds in the comments , which is always extreme fanboy gold.

KoreaWatch: Korea gets on the Bleeding Cool fanlist.

LocalWatch: Inker Wayne Faucher talks about his work to Somerset’s Daily American.

“My wife and I decided after 12 years together it was time to start a family, so I decided I wanted a job I could do from home, he said. “That was around ’92.”
A friend of Faucher’s who worked in the industry hired him to do ink work, he said.

“I knew I could ink because inking is just graphic design applied to illustration,” Faucher said. “He sent some pages and I inked them.”

GothWatch: Neil Gaiman will be talking at the UCLA this Thursday. Tickets are still available. Well they were when I put this up.

UnfortunateConsequencesWatch: No sooner does Bleeding Cool note the racial issues with the character name Kilowog, in the upcoming globally-distributed movie, than Wired jumps on the new Marvel book Green Lantern Her-Oes, and how the logo makes it read “HOs”…

(Last Updated February 10, 2010 6:05 am )

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