Friday Runaround – Bobble Headed Fascists R Us

DeanWatch: It’s always good when a Minnesota politician apologises for calling a comics author a pencil necked weasel and a thief because his mummy tells him to.

FascistWatch: Ah, it’s that genocidal monster sweet? Next up, Pol Pot. Although note the lack of swastika imagery on the bobble headed Red Skull. Because that would just be tasteless.

NewsWatch: Apparently it’s news that two people read comics.

NewsWatch2: Now the BBC thinks that DC haven’t actally published Action Comics #900 yet and that the offending story could stil be changed. What is it with news organisations right now…

JewishWatch: When Rabbis and their sons read comics.

Comic-Con weekend is sacred to the pair. Eitan missed a friend’s wedding to attend last year’s convention, and Manhoff won’t allow b’nai mitzvahs to be scheduled at Beth Sholom during the con.

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror 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.

Dunbier Talks Simonson THOR Artist’s Edition & More

Dunbier: And the original artwork is scattered to collectors around the four corners of the world. We’re going to be announcing at San Diego, possibly earlier, some other Artist’s Editions we’re doing. Besides the Marvel ones, there’re some other books, and some older material as well. Anything before 1966 was done twice-up, as opposed to one-and-a-half times up, which means the original art was about 12 by 18 inches, so any Artist’s Edition from that era would be a 15-by-22 inch book—how about that for insane?

Box Office Preview: ‘Thor’ Eyes $60 Mil U.S. Debut – The Hollywood Reporter

According to tracking, Thor — which has already grossed $125 million overseas — has a strong shot at nearing $60 million or more in its domestic debut.

DC Women Kicking Ass – Wonder Woman delivers for MAC cosmetics

If a company like Estee Lauder can tap into the appeal of the Wonder Woman brand and have success, why is it so damn hard for the company that owns that brand?

Talking with Cole Haddon about ‘The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde’

I’ve got another graphic novel coming out later this year from Kickstart Entertainment called SPACE GLADIATOR and I’m co-creating a third with John Romita Jr. – a legend I still can’t believe I’m working with. The Romita project is a bit top-secret for now, so, unfortunately, I can’t really say much more.

Why was Mark Waid missing from DC RetroActive: The Flash 1990s? « Speed Force

So now we know: DC didn’t offer Mark Waid the book, but he would have done it if asked.

More Batman ‘Impostors’ domains registered by Warner Bros. – gamrConnect

Warner Brothers has registered GothamCityImpostors.com, gothamrogues.com and thegothamrogues.com, lending more heft to speculation of an “Impostors” game being in the works. Superannuation dug up the domains, as it did last month for BatmanImpostors.com, as well as BatmanRedHoods.com and BatmanHushGame.com.

Alpha Flight faces fascism, ‘Fear Itself’ – USATODAY.com

“Alpha Flight is a nation’s official superhero team, and our series is about what happens when the government turns against them,” Van Lente explains. “Who do they really serve — the people or the law? Can Alpha Flight lead the resistance to overthrow their former masters?

Can you be a hot girl AND a nerd? | The Beat

I’m not sure what “G4″ originally stood for, but now it means “Girls 4 nerds” as the channel seems to have become a place for male geeks to see geeky things spoken of by hot chicks who have varying levels of actual nerd cred. For instance, Blair Butler is both lovely and knowledgable about many things nerd-like, and has impeccable geek cred. On the other hand, Olivia Munn looks great in a Wonder Woman costume.

Could Kickstarter Be Evil?

And like all the simplest ideas, I think it might become troubling—I’m concerned that Kickstarter might start pulling money away from nonprofits and charitable organizations, becoming a way for entertainers and creative-minded people to exploit their fans.

Society of Illustrators: Drawing the Line

Join Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Ash), Walt Simonson (Thor, Starslammer) and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Chandler) as they discuss the art of drawing as it pertains to sequential storytelling.  Moderated by artist Dennis Calero.

About Rich Johnston

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

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