Tuesday Runaround – Sixty Years Of Menace

Posted by March 15, 2011 Comment

CrossoverWatch: Raven Gregory tells USA Today that he nicked the big Zenescope crossover from… every other crossover.

“A fan of old-school Marvel Comics crossovers, Gregory came up with the idea to put all these realms and their denizens in a heap of trouble with a common enemy, and told Zenescope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco he wanted to do it all himself.”

OldToyWatch: Dynamite signs up Voltron comics license. I have never seen a Voltron toy in my life.l I don’twant to start now.

AnniversaryWatch: Dennis The Menace turns 60 years old in The Beano this week. And he doesn;t look a day after nine. Before Bart, before Cartman, there was the British Debnnis The Menace and his dog Gnasher causing mayhem before getting a slippering (until the eighties when sudden and repeated child abuse was frowned on… also it clearly wasn’t working.)

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.

Continent of the Apes (or, Monkey See, Monkey Doo-doo)

Seriously DC Comics: get a black friend. Male or female, it doesn’t matter, just get one. We’re easy to find. Get one and then ask him if it’s cool to have Africa ruled by a monkey. Just run it by them, real casual-like. “Hey man, what do you think about this?” If they give you the gasface or their eyebrows narrow… change your plans.

Comics Legend Needs Help | RUSS HEATH’S NEW KNEE: Legend Faces Battle of His Life

Soon can’t come soon enough for the 84-year-old artist and resident of Van Nuys, a dingy neighborhood in Los Angeles situated right where “residential” meets “industrial” meets “the porn industry.” Heath is well known as the artist of many of DC Comics’ famous war comics of he 1960s—Sgt. Rock, All-American Men of War, Our Army at War, he worked on ’em all. He’s also well known for logging a nine-year stint as an artist on Playboy’s “Little Annie Fanny”—and living in Chicago’s Playboy Mansion for a bit while doing it.

Yfrog Photo : yfrog.com/h482697853j – Shared by AlexRossCollect

New cover for @KurtBusiek’s Astro City: Life in the Big City HC & TPB. Very Superman-esque.

Triple X-Men for January Jones

A three-movie deal to play the buxom Emma Frost was worth stowing “lots of books and movies and pictures and my pillow and my baby blanket and all of my creams and bath things” into a suitcase to jet off to London one day after Mad Men wrapped last August.

ICv2 – Borders to Shutter 75 More Stores

Speaking to vendors and reporters Borders Group President Mike Edwards indicated that the financially-troubled bookselling chain will close up to 75 additional stores.

Bendis To Copy Byrne One More Time…

Bendis has declared on his message board that C2E2 would be his last convention “for a while, maybe for years,” adding that he’s also got “some amazing game stuff yet to be announced” in the works.

Mark Waid Talks Returning to RUSE After 10 Years | Marvel Comics | CrossGen

Plus, if anyone at Disney-Marvel-Pixar is listening, I still have one great Incredibles story filed away….

Meet The New ThunderCats Cast! » MTV Geek

Earlier in the week MTV’s Splashpage got wind that Panthro and Lion-O will be voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson and Will Friedle, respectively, during a FOX press event. And we’ve known for some time that the original Lion-O, Larry Kenney, will voice Lion-O’s father Claudus in the new series and that Matthew Mercer will play Tygra thanks to Twitter and ThunderCatsLair.org.

Yfrog Photo : yfrog.com/h3buorjj – Shared by JayMewes

I would like to play @marvel character deadpool or bullseye go to their Facebook page and comment

Marvel Swag and Giveaways

From March 18-20, Marvel will be holding down the fort at Chicago’s premiere pop culture event, C2E2, and we’re bringing a bunch of free swag, sneak peeks and prizes along to celebrate! Don’t miss out–C2E2 comes but once a year and Marvel is going to make sure you remember the experience by handing out a new batch of stuff every day, all weekend! Here’s just a taste of what visitors to the official Marvel Booth (#411) can expect:

Dogged Yale University Investigation Proves Batman Is a Proud Alum — Vulture

Most superhero alter egos attended fictional universities (Clark Kent is a Metropolis U. alum), but this month’s issue of Yale Alumni Magazine lays out — over the course of three essays — the case that Wayne was an Eli.

DC History Timeline on Vimeo

A short history of DC Comics video

Kelly Sue DeConnick Starts Three-Issue SUPERGIRL Run Starting in June

Listed among the newly released DC Comics solicitations for June 2011, but worth noting on its own: Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of current Marvel miniseries Osborn, is taking over Supergirl for three issues.

Avengers is the best Marvel movie script ever

“Everybody I know who’s read it says it’s by far the best script for a Marvel movie ever,” said Gunn. “I’m very, very excited about it. Nobody loves superheroes more than Joss. He’s really got his heart in the right place.”

(Last Updated March 15, 2011 4:36 am )