Saturday Runaround – Oscar The Grouch

GaimanWatch: Neil Gaiman describes his Oscar experience.

The night before the Oscars, they had a small reception at the Chateau Marmont for their two nominees, Coraline and A Serious Man. The partygoers were a strange mash-up of Minneapolis Jews and animators. Even more oddly, I was one of the Minneapolis Jews

SingerWatch: Bryan Singer won’t directX-Men: First Class anymore. Which is the next X-Men film he will won’t direct?

BissetteWatch: Steve Bissette comments on the Ratings War he has been rechronicalling of late.

Alan Moore’s walking away from DC Comics would have the greatest consequence of anything that had occured amid the dim cacophony of 1987, though no one at the time seemed to acknowledge it, outside of our immediate circle; and no one, to my experience, has sufficiently noticed the very real consequences of Alan’s actions in all that followed.

RuckaWatch: Greg Rucka’s The Last Run, his new Queen & Country novel, gets a cover.

StoreWatch: Carr D’Angelo’s original Earth-2 store in LA is celebrating its 7th anniversary on April 3rd. Expect things to be happening there.

BatwomanWatch: According to JH Williams III in this podcast (about 04:20) in, it looks like the planned Batwoman comic, starting the GLAAD award winning character, may not come to fruition. “We were hoping for that, I don’t know if that’s going to happen“.

EisnerWatch: The deadline for voting in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Hall of Fame is next Wednesday, March 31. Any comics professional can vote.

TemplesmithWatch: Apparently Ben Templesmith will be signing at Zeus Comics. on April 3rd..

JohnstonWatch: I’ve just uploaded a year’s worth of old rumour columns from the now-defunct TwistAndShoutComics website onto the Bleeding Cool servers. So click here and laugh at everything I got wrong in 1998.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.