Wednesday, November 28, 2007

P. Craig Russell tours his original art collection.

Via Scott Dunbier's blog.

Nice Astro-Harness.

More Pope-ry.

Piper at the gates of dawn.

Yesterday, the Beeb confirm Billie Piper is back on DOCTOR WHO for three episodes. This morning, The Currant Bun runs with a picture of her on set with Catherine Tate. Unfortunately, it looks like Billie hasn't brought along her wardrobe from SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL. Rrrawrr!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rorschach versus Tricky Dicky

Spot the WATCHMEN break-out character. Will it be Rorschach or Richard Nixon?
Also! The news-stand set, complete with kid reading TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER.

Monday, November 26, 2007

BeerFest: my pick.

My favourite beer of the weekend? O'Hanlon's Port Stout. Chuffin' lovely.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

DAN DARE preview now street legal.

Fancy seeing a six-page preview of the much-anticipated Garth Ennis/Gary Erskine DAN DARE? Of course you do. I'm trying to think who Erskine's Digby reminds me of.

Friday, November 23, 2007

This year I'm giving thanks for... BEER!

The internet goes a bit quiet over Thanksgiving, doesn't it? I will, too, as I ship out on the annual pilgrimage to CAMRA NI's Beer Festival to drink myself to death. In fact, if this turns out to be the last entry to B.L., you can safely assume I died of liver failure sometime in the next 48 hours. I loved you all!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Mark Millar draws The Fantastic Four in Dublin at the weekend

It's okay (for a writer).

Not that much going on in this month's DC solicitations.

But! More Ryan Sook-does-Kirby-characters-standing-on-rocky-lettering goodness!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Is that DARK KNIGHT BATMAN backhanding RORSCHACH? Oh yes it is!

Oh hell naw!
Thank you, Art Adams! Oh please let this be for real, just so I can laugh like a drain while the internet breaks in two.

Exclusive TANK GIRL news! I think!

Got an e-mail from TANK GIRL co-creator and keeper-of-the-flame Alan Martin today, with some news about the future, some you may have heard, and some of which might well be a B.L. exclusive. In yer face, Murdoch!

Just thought you might like to know that Rufus Dayglo and myself have signed up to do eight pages of Tank Girl a month for the Dredd Megazine, starting next July.
I'm pretty chuffed, coz it means that TG will be back in a Brit monthly again, which is where she belongs.

Also in the TG pipeline -
Carioca - 6 part mini series with Mick McMahon from Titan
The Royal Escape - 4 part mini with Ash Wood from IDW (one long story this time)
Armadillo! - text novel from Titan with new Hewlett cover
and plans for a lot more shit next year from Titan, celebrating TG's 20th birthday.



New BLACK DOSSIER-ocentric ALAN MOORE interview up at CBR.

Get yer hair cut, hippy!

Also, this book has been out, what? Three seconds? And Jess Nevins has already got well into the annotations. Lorks. Madness may have set in, however - he claims never to have heard of "Lewis and Clark", and claims "The Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.E.) was a major victory for the Smurfs over the forces of Gargamel, and prevented him from conquering Oz and Wonderland".

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I feel Mos-right.

I think I promised someone I'd post a link to Eastwood guitars on Saturday night, but I was a little worse for wear, and aren't sure for whom it was. Um, probably Jacko. Here we are anyway: after the link, lots of fun guitars.

Must be a start

Conservative, slow, interface sounds a tad unwieldy, but it's getting there.

Captain Marvel has no genitalia.

Smooth as a baby's bottom down there.

Monday, November 12, 2007

my Led Zep mood continues unabated.

Ordered this yesterday. Folking great, eh? Plus - love Please Read The Letter on RAISING SAND. Fairport-tastic. Why couldn't the Page/Plant album have been that good? F*ck Albini in the ass, man! First he messes that gig up, then he screws the pooch with THE WEIRDNESS. SURFER ROSA was a complete fluke, wasn't it?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mmm, velvety.

Continuing in a HELLBOY vein, how'd you like these apples?

Since Mike Mignola's Hellboy first hit the stands in 1993, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to feature films. Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at a generous 9" x 12", and handsomely bound to match The Art of Hellboy, each volume contains two complete story-arcs -- the equivalent of two full trade-paperbacks. Each volume of the Hellboy Library Edition also includes extensive supplemental materials, including previously unreleased sketches and designs.
Hellboy Volume 1 collects the first two story-arcs -- Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil -- with the original introductions by Robert Bloch and Alan Moore. Include expanded Mignola sketchbook sections."

Ooh, baby. Thank god for the weak-assed dollar.

This is why I try to avoid SCANS DAILY. It is not for the weak-willed.

If, like me, you haven't received your copy of HELLBOY: DARKNESS CALLS #6 yet, and have the patience of a saint, maybe you'll be able to resist peeking at this. But I couldn't.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rock the vote, one more time.

As regular BL readers know, this month's Quixotic cause has been supporting Dan McDaid in CBR's COMIC BOOK IDOL competition. So here goes, time for another push - let's get the dude into the final. Follow this link, register if you haven't already, and vote Dan!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Edgar Wright, Wright, Wright. That's right, Jeff. An Arsenal reference. Live with it.

Previously, I'd have left a link like this to Brendon, but he's out of the picture for now (sniffle), so here it is - Edgar Wright lets rip entertainingly at the notion of an American version of SPACED
(I got this via Sean).

Batman to kark it in '08?

When this image first came out, I remember pondering, "Hmm, I think every character there has been killed off at least once before, except Batman". Look at the character's body language, distant, observing. Plus, not so long ago in TEEN TITANS, Geoff Johns did some foreshadowing in alternate futures with Tim Drake in the batsuit, as has Grant Morrison with Batman's son Damian in the job (in the very mental BATMAN #666). So when Rich Johnston runs a story somewhat seconding my hunches, I think... hmm... there might be something in this, after all.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Banging BRYAN LEE OMALLEY interview...

...over here. Enjoy!

more STEVE DITKO biographical work on its way...

...this time in book form. It's from his well-known advocate, Blake Bell, in the form of STRANGE AND STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, from Fantagraphics Books (the press release can be seen here). Should make a nice shelf companion to that Kirby biography Mark Evanier keeps delaying.

Oh, and happy 80th birthday, Mr Ditko, sir!

Duck shooting season to re-start in earnest.

Is it just me, or does Joss Whedon's new TV series sound a bit like my old childhood favourite JOE 90? Only, well, smarter, for a start. And sexier, obviously.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

MAD MAX 4: The final word (for now).

It's not happening. There was never any truth to it. My source (let's call him "Reverso", just for the hell of it) has checked with his source (let's call him "Strewth, Sheila"), and this is the latest.

So yeah, damned if we'll be getting that "The Art Of FURY ROAD" hardback anytime soon.