Sunday, May 31, 2009

Seen today... I browsed the global-info-supa-nets.

Bruce Timm does Gene Simmons. Looks not unlike Timm's Joker, really.

Duncan Fegredo draws Hellboy dropping his hat. Horse has something of the Kirby about it.

An old Brian Bolland sketch from 1989 I hadn't seen before. Finding the Mega City 1 Judges uniform sexy means you're a pervert, of course. Perverts.

And when I say both the THOR and ANT-MAN movies should lean heavily on Olivier Coipel's redesigns for those characters, this is a rather muddy version of what I mean.  Modern, daddio.

F*cking internet, everything's a f*cking popularity f*cking contest on it...

Hey everybody, do us a favour and scroll down to where it sez "customers", and click on that followers widget in the sidebar. I've only six. I'm starting to get embarrassed about it now. Hell, even Joe Ackerman has over fifty, ferfuxache. And he's a boring old fart.

Detail from Paul Pope's YOJIMBO print.

Funnily enough, I thought of this film the other day as I watched BRICK on Channel Four. I was thinking, "hey, this is another one of those movies with a shedload of RED HARVEST in it, innit."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dodgy DOCTOR WHO speculation, Slight Return.

News is leaking from the BBC that there is indeed a DOCTOR WHO movie in pre-production, going a certain way to legitimising my fannish gush of yesterday.  Good-oh, but with RTD already having given David Tennant two everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink send-offs in as many years, just what the hell would the movie's plot be (long-time BL readers know my prefered option - an update of THE THREE DOCTORS with Christopher Eccleston and Paul McGann onboard, doing a full-on space opera elucidation of Davies' greatest addition to the show's mythology, The Time War)?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Return To The Planet Of Dodgy DOCTOR WHO speculation...

First confirmation Tennant will indeed be playing The Doctor in a two-parter of THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. Then the announcement that he'll be voicing the part for another animated series (the first was pretty awful - nice art direction, awful script, awful animation - the only guy I want to see the Beeb chucking money at to make an animated Who project is this guy). And then Davies adds that "... it would be nice to round things off with a Special Project 3... I can promise, it's worth waiting for!"

Huh. That, and the rumours that the Tennant/Smith regeneration is a more complicated one than usual, and possibly even occurring off-screen, makes me wonder: could RTD be about to make that often rumoured, then denied, then recently rumoured again, Doctor Who movie with Tennant, while TV production continues, in parallel, with Moffat?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Note to Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright.

Oh hi there, io9's fun guide to Ultron. You're a reminder that the angry oedipal android is the only Ant-Man villain out there worth a damn.

Week 2 of Paul Pope's STRANGE ADVENTURES.

So very groovy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alan Martin overview at CBR.

Decent "So what is this whole TANK GIRL thing?" style interview with Alien Martian over here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Adi Granov's sexbot Mary Jane Watson.

Really, with legs this long, you just couldn't ride a scooter. Your vision would be critically impaired by your knees.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More solid gold from Planet Bond.

I (still) heart Philip Bond.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Been Caught Soliciting: Dark Horse, August 2009.

Big month for us Mignola fans.

And another thing: Bryan Talbot's new graphic novel,  GRANDVILLE. Reading the solicitation text, it sounds like a variation on the LUTHER ARKWRIGHT approach ("Two hundred years ago, Britain lost the Napoleonic War and fell under the thumb of French domination. Gaining independence after decades of civil disobedience and anarchist bombings, the Socialist Republic of Britain is now a small, unimportant backwater connected by a railway bridge, steam-powered dirigible, and mutual suspicion to France. When a British diplomat's murder is made to look like suicide, ferocious Detective-Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard stalks a ruthless murder squad through the heart of a Belle Epoque Paris, the center of the greatest empire in a world of steam-driven hansom cabs, automatons, and flying machines. LeBrock's relentless quest can lead only to death, truth . . . or war"), yet the art is decidedly in a post-ONE BAD RAT vein. Interesting.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009