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Archive for September, 2006
MAKE YOUR OWN RETRACTABLE WOLVERINE CLAWS
Want to be Wolverine for Halloween? This guy sure does. So much, in fact, he made his own retractable claws to go with his scruff beard. See the whole process here.
No adamantium or healing factor required.Posted by Tim Leong on September 29th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Minx Case Resolved
Remember way back in May when indie creator Andrea Grant and DC were going head-to-head over the use of the title “Minx”? Well, according to a statement from Grant it’s over:
“You all know about my little DC Comics trademark war over the word MINX…which was featured in the New York Post back in May. It took some time but I am pleased to announce that the dispute has been amicably resolved, thanks to all the amazing press we got and my wonderful lawyers.
“My book title will remain ‘Andrea Grant’s Minx’ and I want to thank all my friends and comic book colleagues for all the support.”
Sounds like a win in my book, kiddies.Posted by Tim Leong on September 29th, 2006 filed in Blog | 2 Comments »
WIRED LOVES COMICS
I just picked up the latest issue of Wired Magazine.
It has not one, but TWO great comic references this month.
The first is a full page devoted to Shooting War. Very pretty Dan Goldman images.
The second is an 8-page feature on Gizmodo, fully illustrated by Jae Lee. I guess he has time to work on it since the Stephen King (Peter David) book isn’t exactly setting speed records.Posted by Tim Leong on September 26th, 2006 filed in Magazines, Blog | 2 Comments »
NEW SONY EBOOK READER CAN DISPLAY COMICS
New Sony ebook can display comics
It’ll playback DRM’d books you can purchase through the Connect Bookstore (more on that later), with titles provided by all the major publishing houses. But it’s easy enough to use simple text, RTF, PDF (unprotected)), JPGs, GIFs, MP3s, and AAC files. It’ll even do RSS feed…including some Gawker titles, thank you very much!
Yes, it’ll playback greyscale images, or music files from its Memory Stick, or SD card. (Yes, SD card) The greyscale images look all right.Blog |
300 trailer up
300 trailer online!
The highly anticipated trailer for 300 is now online. 300 is adapted from some guy I’ve never heard of - Frank Miller? Anyone? It also stars Heidi heartthrob Gerard Butler.
Watch it on the more stable iflim here.Posted by Tim Leong on September 22nd, 2006 filed in Movies, Blog | 2 Comments »
Top 1000 Bestselling GNs
Top 1001 bestselling graphic novels in tasty, visual form, via Cover Pop.
I suspect this has made it’s way around the net, but in case it hadn’t here’s a neat little tool to see the top selling graphic novels in arranged via color spectrum.Posted by Tim Leong on September 21st, 2006 filed in Blog |
Clearly, the new CW is taking what it learned from Top Model and applying it to Smallville.Posted by Tim Leong on September 19th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Katharine McPhee on Wonder Woman
American Idol star Katharine McPhee on Wonder Woman rumors, via, Entertainment Weekly:Posted by Tim Leong on September 19th, 2006 filed in Movies, Blog |
As far as them being concerned about Wonder Woman being my first movie, I think it would be a huge mistake for me to attempt to tackle a role like that for my debut. I really want to make smart choices, and I don’t think that would be a smart choice. A lot of times, regardless of whether you’re a blockbuster actress, those kinds of movies fail.
Comic Foundry on IFC Tomorrow!
The Independent Film Channel was at Comic-Con once again and their special documentary feature is Comic Foundry was part of one of the three groups of people they had lead the docu. (part 2 of this is viewable here). This year they had a new format with host Matt Singer experiencing his very first con. Even though we weren’t in the spotlight, CF still made a brief appearance, as did our Students of the Unusual cohorts, Pat and Terry. In fact, it’s their cool art that makes up the IFC intro credits.
Here are the next scheduled broadcasts:
Fri, Sep. 15 03:25 PM ED
Tue, Sep. 19 - 12:00 PM EDT
Sat, Sep. 23 - 12:35 PM EDTPosted by Tim Leong on September 14th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Super Sexy Heroines
I get bunches of MySpace requests every day, but this one caught my eye: SuperSexyHeroines.com. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
So I checked it out.
At first glance I thought it was a porn site. But in doing a little research it’s actually not a nudie site, but instead an online photo comic book. It’s subscriber-based ($18.95 a month and:
“SuperSexyHeroines.com is NOT an adult website. There is no nudity, no bondage, and no anti-female suppressive theme to the website.
This website is strictly about Super Sexy Heroines, and their adventures battling evil, and more.
SuperSexyHeroines.com is however a very sexy website. It features some of the sexiest girls on the Internet wearing sexy and powerful outfits. Whilst there is absolutely no nudity or even implied nudity, our heroines will be wearing tight-fitting spandex costumes.
With regards to themes, there is no anti-female themes, no masochism, no bondage, and no overt physical abuse contained on this website.
The SuperSexyHeroines.com online live-action comic books feature the same values of female equality and depict the same strong and assertive and postitive female roles that are found in any Wonder Woman, Supergirl, or X-Men comic book found in comic book stores.”
This is the first kind of site I can recall seeing, but in thinking about it I’m actually surprised there’s not more of them.Posted by Tim Leong on September 14th, 2006 filed in Blog | 1 Comment »
GAWKER: SPIDEY SYNERGY
Gossip site Gawker has a look at TODAY’S NEW YORK POST. In it, is a missed opportunity for Spidey synergy, between the free Spider-Man comic and the sentencing of “the Spidey Slayer,” a man who hacked his wife to death with a samurai sword.Posted by Tim Leong on September 13th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Another American Born Chinese Post
Not a review.
I just finished reading Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese this morning. I’ll be honest — I loved it.
I say this not feeling obligated because I’m half Chinese or because First Second provided me with the book. I say this because it’s very fun and often funny. It’s quick too — I felt like I just breezed through the whole thing.
It comes out in comics stores this week and is already available in the book market.
It also seems like I’m the 100th person to make such a post in the past few days.Posted by Tim Leong on September 12th, 2006 filed in Blog |