KidWatch: How to turn your kid into a Super Adaptoid, courtesy of Amazon. Nice touch with the domino masks.
EventWatch: DESTROY! by Carlo Pagulayan. Coming from Marvel.
AZWatch: Tom Spurgeon criticised a Comico comic from 1988. Gerry Giovinco countered;
So to answer Tom Spurgeon’s quote: “The question that many of us near comics ask — if only to each other — is if the art form can survive without the occasional cycling back to cruder efforts like this one, unpretentious material devoid of any hope for life or riches beyond its publication schedule that helped revitalize the art form four or five times during a low ebb.”
No! The art form, or more accurately the medium of comics or any medium for that matter, cannot survive without a cycle that includes cruder efforts. No crude efforts would imply no young talent and with no young talent to revitalize a medium, that medium will die a death of eventual mediocrity.
SingaporeWatch: Bensong Ang gets some Singapore press for his upcoming Marvel work.
BudgetWatch: Cleveland gets $90 million pumped into the local economy due to the filming of Avengers.
Clevelanders and Cleveland companies are cashing in on The Avengers, even before the Marvel Comics film makes a dime at the box office.
“One of the pizza restaurants said they sold 90 pizzas in one day to supply the set,” said Councilman Mike Polensek. “It’s a significant boom for the entire city.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
“He’s the god of mischief and the god of menace,” Hiddleston said. “He’s still complicated. He’s still motivated by this tragic jealousy of Thor and the fact he doesn’t have a place in the universe.”
For the second straight year, the World Science Fiction Society is offering its congrats to “Girl Genius,” again bestowing upon the stellar “gaslamp fantasy” comic the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
Reb Brown — the guy who played Captain America in two TV movies in the 1970s — feels the producers of this summer’s remake violated an unspoken rule … by not asking him to make a cameo in the new film.
If anybody thought that Stan Lee Media Inc., the company which now operates independently from its comic book legend founder, was gone for good, guess again. On Friday, SLMI made a big move in U.S. District Court in California to grab back rights on the fictional character Conan the Barbarian and win proceeds from the just-released Conan the Barbarian 3D film.
New 52 artwork revealed.
So much chaos!
Tom Hiddleston walks around and receives his magical staff before a take on the set of The Avengers, currently filming in Cleveland, OH.
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