Monday Runaround – Early Morning Wake Up Call

VWatch: David Lloyd talks about working with Alan Moore

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ConWatch: What happens when a fire alram goes off in Bristol Comic Expo at 7.30 in the morning?

Everyone goes and gets an early breakfast.

(Photos from Tony Lee)

HeadlineWatch: Most reporters report the box office news with Thor “bringing the thunder” or “hammering” Bridesmaids at the box office, but New York Post goes for a new low – “He Came, He Thor, He Conquered”.

WonderWatch: Why wasn’t Wonder Woman picked up? NBC Entertainment Chariman Robert Greenblatt explains;

“I hate to disappoint anybody. I know there are legions of fans of the original show. I don’t know if it’s cursed or what. I just have this one experience. They made a really fine pilot and Adrianne Palicki did a fantastic job. You look at what you have, what you need,  and it just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing. We did what was best for the schedule. It does give one pause. You’re almost damned if you and damned if you don’t. It’s tricky.”

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.

News from San Diego

This will be of interest to those of you who attend Comic-Con International in San Diego and who scramble for hotel rooms nearby. Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed a new hotel tax to help pay for the current expansion of the city’s convention center. He’s talking about 3% for hotels right near the center, 2% for those a little farther away and 1% at hotels so far away that you might even be able to get a room at one of them.

The US legally recognizes video games as an art form – TechSpot News

The US National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) now considers video games eligible for artistic funding, meaning they are legally recognized as an art form. For those not familiar with the NEA, it is a US government program which funds artistic projects to “enhance the public good.” In other words, the group decides which artistic projects are worthy of receiving federal funding.

Kirby Wedding Presents | Kirby Dynamics

These are scans of a piece Jack gave to Don Heck as a wedding present.

Blimey! It’s another blog about comics!: Another enjoyable Expo in Bristol

Here’s a handful of photos from the event…

Keaton loathed ‘lonely’ and ‘dark’ Batman shoot

Keaton admits he loathed the location and was constantly miserable during filming because he had separated from his wife Caroline McWilliams and was desperate to spend time with his young son, Sean. He suffered from insomnia and rarely socialised with other people as his problems seemed to intensify during the “difficult” shoot.

Computo Calls Shenanigans on this non-answer. Poor Adrianne Palicki.

“We did what was best for the schedule,” Greenblatt continued. “It does give one pause. You’re almost damned if you and damned if you don’t. It’s tricky.”

And at this point, I’m just wondering how many more times I’m going to see “Thor”, “hammer”, and “box office” in the same headline – The Washington Post

Paramount’s 3-D superhero film starring Chris Hemsworth as Marvel’s hammer-toting god of thunder earned $34.5 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Green Lantern Set Visit : Ryan Reynolds Interview | Myspace

I mean, that it really does — you know, I know Geoff Johns likened it to the Star Wars of the DC Universe, and it really does feel like that.  I mean, the scope is the thing that blew my mind. I couldn’t believe it when I made that discovery, and I met Martin like I was meeting on any other movie.

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