Yeah, well, hey look...a sneak peek. So go read that.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dwayne McDuffie has passed away. Which, frankly, is a bad thing if you enjoy comics, though not quite so bad as it is if you're a member of the man's family or a friend. I've talked about McDuffie before. And I've posted the below video before as well. But you're getting it again, because it's worth watching.
McDuffie, for me, was one of those guys who 'got' the characters he was writing. He wasn't a continuity-fanatic, or a 'reinventionist', or a 'back-to-basics guy'...he was the guy who wrote the best story he could about the characters in front of him. He added to the toy-box, instead of taking things out.
He just wanted to tell the best story he could in the time or page count available. Ain't no higher compliment than that in my book.
Basically, dude could write. And the stories that come after will be the poorer for his absence.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
...Courtesy of one Gary J. Sella, who smooshed together an awesome two page spread into the single even more awesome image which now graces the above header. Apparently, Gary is a fan. Apparently, I (or the site, at least) have fans.
I know, I'm just as shocked as the rest of you. Still, I do love that image. So, thanks Gary!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Why oh why can't we have Adams on FF Classic or something along similar lines? Just twelve straight issues of them fighting freaky aliens, giant monsters and investigating strange worlds. That's all I'm asking...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
So, if you noticed the poll over to the side there last week, you might have guessed that this week will be ALL ART ADAMS, ALL THE TIME! Awesome pictures. You know you want 'em. Anyway, my feelings on Adams are pretty plain, but here's a pretty cool discussion on him by Sean Witzke and Jared Lewis that I recommend you give a look-see to.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
So, as you may, or may not, be aware, I do a bit of writing in between posting funny pictures for you to look at. And now, some of that writing is available in handy-dandy electronic format! For just three bucks, you can pick up copies of both Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Volume 2 and Jim Anthony, Super-Detective: The Hunters, both of which features stories by yours truly...
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 2 features my story, "The Affair of the Wretched Flesh" (recently nominated for a Pulp Ark Award!), which sees Sherlock Holmes go up against the sinister machinations of one Doctor Alphonse Moreau in the depths of Limehouse.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
No, not that one. Or that one. This one. Basil Elks, the original A-number one stunner. Literally. Capable of holding off the Thing AND Spider-Man simultaneously, the Basilisk died ignominiously at the hands of the Scourge, only to be resurrected to fight the Punisher. Since then he hasn't been seen. And there's a very good reason for that...
See, once upon a time, Basil Elks was just a petty thief who managed to get his hands on an ancient Kree artefact that gave him a variety of powers, including concussive eye-beams. Since then, he's used those powers to tangle with any number of super-heroes. But what Basil didn't know was that every time he used those powers, a beacon on the Kree homeworld of Hala flashed and an alert was filed.
Now, in the aftermath of recent cosmic shenanigans, the once-mighty Kree Empire is in flux. Factions rise and fall, engaging Byzantine schemes against one another and the nominal rulers of the Empire. And one such faction has re-discovered those old alerts, and by extension, the Basilisk.
Now, a squad of Kree commandos is tearing through Earth's upper atmosphere with the intention of extracting either the Basilisk, or the power he holds. But Basil Elks is a hard man to find, and an even harder one to hold, and he's not going quietly.
And, too, the Basilisk isn't the only wielder of a Kree power source on Earth. There are a number of others, including Moonstone and Man-Wolf. And Basil has discovered that his powers resonate with those of the other wielders, making him, in effect, a cosmic blood-hound.
Now the Basilisk isn't a wise man, or a good man, but he is a curious man. Experimenting with his powers even as he readjusts to being in the land of the living, Basil Elks begins to wonder about those resonances and their possible consequence. But because he is also a greedy man, he begins to think that maybe, just maybe, he ought to see about acquiring those other power sources by any means necessary.
And above it all, a band of Kree soldiers, determined and armed for war, drawing ever closer to their target...
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ric Croxton, podcaster extralinguistic, plays host to the creators of Starstruck-Elaine Lee, Lee Moyer and Mike Kaluta! Go give it a listen...I mean, what else have you got to do today?