Saturday Runaround – “Why Didn’t They Give That Money To Africa?”

ConWatch: Glasgow Comic Con, starting tomorrow, gets some local BBC TV time, with Frank Quitely and Alan Grant.

MarriageWatch: The Guardian reports on the Lois/Clark marriage dissolution.

One site, BleedingCool.com, speculated that divorce could even lead to a romance between Superman and Wonder Woman.

AwardWatch: Bob Haney and Del Connell have been selected to receive the 2011 Bill Finger Award for Achievement in Comic Book Writing.

CharityWatch: So what are you going to do with all your comics?

An anonymous donor from Rutherford County has given 12,626 vintage comic books to Goodwill.

The comics are being sold through Goodwill’s auction site, www.onlinegoodwill.com and not in stores.

Goodwill’s Suzanne Kay-Pittman said that the value of the comics is around $42,000, are categorized and preserved in Mylar sleeves with acid-free backer boards.

GrassrootsComics: For when the latest DC/Marvel relaunch news is just too much to take

Such shared concerns, hopes and aspirations emerge as the leitmotif at the ongoing exhibition of such ‘wall poster comics’ at India International Centre. The themes developed in the comics are largely local, and range from child marriage to rash driving, power outages and epidemics. Equally, they take up the cause of the vulnerable sections, such as homosexuals, Aids patients and victims of paedophiles.

KickstarterWatch: Why not check out Unhappy White Girls and Oneironautics – A Field Guide To Lucid Dreaming? And if you like what you see, make them happen!

MillarWatch: He tweets;

I hereby declare Green Lantern the worst superhero movie ever made. And yes I count The Phantom and The Shadow as superhero movies. Green Lantern was the cheapest-looking 300 million dollar movie I’ve ever seen. Why didn’t they give that money Africa? It had a couple of good moments, all coming from Mark Strong. But oh man. It was just such an ODD movie. Like it travelled here from a parallel universe where they made a Green Lantern movie in 1995. But it was only eight quid and thus worth it. And I know I’ll go and see it again :)

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.

The Petoskey Batman is trying to be a superhero — for a different cause : News : UpNorthLive.com

Batman Mark Williams says he’s trying to take some of the negative publicity that he got, spin it, and turn it into a positive thing.  He wants to become a true superhero for the Women’s Resource Center.

THE LEGAL VIEW: Super-style and the DCU Relaunch | The Beat

His solution was to make DC the owner of a superhero wearing a black-and-white costume–a property that DC is free to exploit without any competing claim from the Siegels. Thus, the most important characteristic about the new Superboy may not be his differences from Superman, but rather, his similarity to the black-and-white costumed strongman from the promotional ads for Action #1.

Red Band Trailer for Conan the Barbarian Hits | Superhero Hype

Lionsgate has released (via IGN) a new Red Band trailer for Conan the Barbarian, the Marcus Nispel-directed action adventure starring Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi Fassir, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh.

About Rich Johnston

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

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