Friday Runaround – James Robinson

BatWatch: A full cast shot, in costume even, for the Batman XXX: A Porn Parody upcoming “movie”.

Tweet Of TheWeekWatch:

Green_8674___meltdown_3_twitter_pic_normal JamesDRobinson To all who congratulated me for the Eisner nom, thank you. To all those vocally pissed that I got one, thank you too. The fact that you… Care enough about comics to have strong opinions at all is a good thing, ultimately. So bravo to all you Robinson haters, I love you all.

LazyNewsWatch: One of my favourite advertising phrases is “weasel words”. Adding the word “could” or “may” to any definite sentence, loses any responsibility from actually making a claim. “Can help with” is another favourite. So do check out this Scottish TV report on a man giving away a 600 issue comic collection to a local shop that “could” be worth thousands. Except it clearly won’t be. And what kind of rubbish comics collection only numbers six hundred anyway?

PirateWatch: CNN want a better comics reading App than the ones that are on the market for the iPad right now. And very publically points out that the publisher Apps are restrictive and it’s much better to get the Comic Book iPhone reader and import in the files you’ve illegally downloaded….

JapanWatch: The iPad is to hit Japan and may well shake up the publishing model. As it stands, comic books are four more times as popular on ebooks than prose books, and mostly on mobile phones. The iPad could take that up a notch.

About Rich Johnston

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