Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where is Flex Mentallo?

The acclaim for All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely has been unanimous. So why hasn't DC reprinted the earlier series by this pair, a spin-off of Morrison's Doom Patrol, Flex Mentallo, a multi-layered post-modern extravaganza?

Seems crazy, since the title is easy enough to find on BitTorrent. And there's plenty of demand.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Johnny Bunko

That madman Daniel Pink, whose previous death-defying feats included writing speeches for Al Gore, wrote a manga-esque career book, which I reviewed in The Miami Herald.

(Pink also wrote a great piece about the Japanese comics industry in
Wired a few months back.)

Check out the trailer for the Johnny Bunko book (a trailer for a book? WTF?!) above.

UPDATE: check this out for more on Bunko from yours truly and another fellow.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Steve Gerber switched ducks!

In 1996, Steve Gerber pulled off an incredible cross-company switch — engineered by no less a maniac than Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen — that resulted in Howard the Duck switching places (in the Marvel Universe) with a clone, then renamed "Leonard. The "real" Howard (Leonard) was in Steve's virtual possession through his final days. The clone remained with Marvel.

Think I'm making this up or it's an April Fool's thing? Read this.
I'm going to lay out the whole story when I get a chance, including an interview rescued from Wizard's recent page-purge, but it's nice to know that things worked out... even if we're talking about fantasy.