Friday Runaround – Human Machine Resources

Posted by September 16, 2011 Comment

SignWatch: Rebekah Isaacs is signing at Orbital Comics in London today from 3.30pm.

BrazilWatch: The best selling Teen Monica’s Gang is now being published in English as Monica’s Teen.

ScienceWatch: Scientific Researcher E. Paul Zeher has a new book out. And he’s again using superhero imagery to sell it.

Zehr explores the idea of a real Iron Man suit and the technology that would be required to make it real in his new book, Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine. The book is a kind of sequel to his 2008 book Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero.

Zehr believes an Iron Man suit could be a reality in 20 to 40 years, noting that the robotics for such a suit already exist.

“Where we are a long way off is that the only way to do that kind of sophisticated control is by putting electrodes right into the brain, and in humans it’s only been done a few times. We’ve only done that for very simple things, usually during some kind of neurosurgery for something like Parkinson’s,” he explained.

CourtWatch: The Michael George trial continues;

The first time Peter Corrado stepped inside Comics World in Clinton Township, he was looking for his brother who was wasting time while waiting for suits at a nearby dry cleaner.

Corrado, then 20, didn’t expect the pair would find a woman lying on the ground in the back room of the comic book store.

“I remember looking in the room. There was a woman lying on the ground, her face pointed up, her eyes open. Her face was purple-gray in color,” Corrado said Thursday, the first day of testimony in the second murder trial of Michael George.

ConWatch: Tomorrow, the Montreal Comic Con will start, with  Stan Lee, Adam West, Burt Ward, Neal Adams, James Marsters, Pia Guerra, and more… anyone going?

AngryWatch: Fanboy Rampage founder Graeme McMillan tracks down Gail Simone’s anger over Batgirl being used in other Dc books without her knowing about it. Specifically a book she used to write…

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 Thing – Not Dead – YouTube

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

News: Michael Shannon As Black-Suit Zod And Henry Cavill As Bicycle Riding Clark Kent | Latino Review

The photos of Shannon in the suit can be viewed below courtesy of the unofficial Facebook page for the film. Also below are a couple of shots of Cavill as Clark Kent on a bicycle. Notice that he’s still without glasses. First Superman ditches the red undies and then Clark drops his trademark eyewear. The poor fanboys.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS opens masterful ‘Timely and Timeless’ exhibit today to celebrate comic art – Comic Riffs – The Washington Post

“Viewers can get up close to see how [the artists] use line color, brush, pen and ink, gouache, pastel…,’ says Kennedy, dwelling a moment, lovingly, on the sound of each medium. She has every right to be excited. Today, the Library of Congress opens its new exhibit, “Timely and Timeless,” which features four-dozen of the many comic works that the institution has acquired over the past decade.

(Last Updated September 19, 2011 4:40 pm )

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