Wednesday Runaround - Poking Your Comic

Wednesday Runaround – Poking Your Comic

Posted by September 29, 2010 Comment

BallWatch: Baseball player shaves to look like Wolverine.

BioWatch: Bluewater Productions are making a new comic book base on Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg’s life. Well, I expect he won’t be able to complain about any invasion of privacy.

LeeWatch: Titan Books are launching the ICONS: THE DC COMICS AND WILDSTORM ART OF JIM LEE book at NYCC. Say I wonder if they have the time to change the title by then…

InsultWatch: As I was flying out of Italy, a comic-book-based storm was kicking off as the Northern separatist party leader Umberto Bossi has quoted from an Asterix comic book, stating that the Roman ancient acronym PQR stands for Porci Questi Romani, or “Romans and pigs”. The mayor of Rome has responded saying “Not only has he insulted the Rome of today but also that of the past, dusting off a hackneyed old joke from a comic book”

BC ComicChron

This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

American Library Association: Banned Books Week 2010: 10 Graphic Novels And The Shocking Reasons They Frequently Come Under Fire (PHOTOS)

“Not every book is right for each reader, but we should have the right to think for ourselves and allow others to do the same,” said ALA President Roberta Stevens. “How can we live in a free society and develop our own opinions if our right to choose reading materials for ourselves and our families is taken away? We must remain diligent and protect our freedom to read.” Below is a list of 10 popular Graphic Novels that have faced removal.

Clark Gregg connects superhero films as Marvel’s Agent Coulson

After being tasked with keeping an eye on Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the first two “Iron Man” films, he’ll join the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” in 2011, then move on to Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” in 2012, which will join Iron Man, Thor and Captain America in one film. “Captain America: The First Avenger” will be set in the European theater of World War II in the 1940s (and thus isn’t expected to feature Agent Coulson); “Thor” explores the alternate realm of the Norse Gods and its intersection with modern New Mexico; and Iron Man is a technologically advanced real-world environment. All of these worlds will collide in “The Avengers,” which is set to begin filming in March.

Top Cow’s Evolution with Hawkins and Sablik

“Wanted brought in many fans and PR from Hollywood, but it did more for Mark Millar than Top Cow. But he has parlayed that success and so have we.”

Joe Kubert School Open House

Joe Kubert School Open House Open House, Saturday – October 16, 2010 1:00 – 4:00pm. Faculty Demonstrations, meet Joe, Adam, and Andy, and see the school!

Stephen King bites back with ‘American Vampire’ comic book –

While it’s not exactly in vogue in current pop culture, King says there will always be an audience for the bloodthirsty vamp. “And when I say bloodthirsty, I mean thirsty for your blood. I don’t mean necessarily a bottle of Tru Blood they get in a bar, or Edward and his family going out there and basically hunting caribou to suck their blood.”

Marvel Sept 1980

To celebrate my impending thirtieth, I decided to take a look at the comics being published during the month of my birth, September 1980. Last week, I reviewed a handful of mostly disappointing DC titles. Will Marvel fare better?

About Rich Johnston

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

(Last Updated September 29, 2010 2:40 am )

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