Friday, September 26, 2008

Immortalized by Tom Spurgeon

I think I might've even blushed.

What are your superpowers?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More All Star Superman?

The final issue (of 12) came out this week.
Nice ending to a wonderful series.

Will there be more?
Grant Morrison, from an interview last April with Comic Book Resources:

“We’re stopping mainly because Frank really doesn’t want to draw Superman for the rest of his life,” Morrison confirmed. “The two of us have some other projects we’d like to do so we had to make it finite. We wanted to say our piece and leave. Personally, I could write that book forever. I just love it. I could write stories about Superman every month but the book was designed from the start to be something complete, and to have a beginning and an end. So that’s the way we are playing it.”

Morrison did add, however, he hopes to write a series of one-shot in All Star Superman specials one day as his schedule permits. “As I was working on the book, a bunch of other ideas came to mind and one was an idea for an All Star Superman/Batman book. So that was one of the stories, a thing called ‘Son of Superman.’ It was a kind of take on the Super Sons idea from the 1970s, which I really liked. So I wanted to do that one. And there is another one set in the far, far future with the Superman Squad. So they were stories that were more tangential to Superman.

“And I wanted to do a story of Superman’s first year in Metropolis when he wasn’t so powerful and he was a bit more of a liberal activist. And to do that kind of Superman, the big heavy guy who can only pick up trucks and be killed by an exploding shell, you can kind of do that as the first year and see the differences between that guy and the incredibly powerful, self-assured man-god in the main All Star Superman book. So those are the three stories I came up with and as I say, they were slightly off the main storyline but related to it so I hope to do those when the current workload eases up because as I say I could just keep doing that Superman stuff forever.”

Read the whole interview.

(Grant counts three and I count four, btw. Must be a PoMo thing.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This makes too much sense

And it's kind of clear and linear, too.

How can it be about Final Crisis?

Kudos to Alan Kistler, but don't do it again!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Super Beer?

Action Comics 869

Are Jonathan and Clark Kent drinking beer?

Rich Johnston burps, "Yes."

Tom Toles

Back in biblical times, when I loitered around SUNY Buffalo, Tom Toles was the editorial cartoonist at the
Spectrum, the university newspaper. (I was music editor of ethos, the school magazine. Among the editors I tortured was Stuart Berger [RIP], who later became a famous diet doctor. He was large AND in charge when I knew him and a real trip. We got along great, since I always seemed to make him laugh.)

But I digress. Toles went on to be the editorial cartoonist at the Buffalo News and is now the guy at the Washington Post.

Here's his latest.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fr@#k Miller

Drops the F-Bob, but had no idea. Want 3 copies for himself, of course. Bagged and boarded, too?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I'm a fan, but...

...these folks are FANS. (Thanks to the irrepressible, incomparable Kelson the Mighty and his buddy, The Captain!)

Monday, September 8, 2008

All Star Superman #12

art by Vincent Deighan (Frank Quitely) and Jamie Grant

Coming next week!

And Grant Morrison sits for an interview (apparently by e-mail) with Newsarama; though fanboys are still complaining that Final Crisis is too hard! Wahhhhh!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jack Kirby invented the iPhone!

At least according to the pulse-pounding, senses-stunning Fake Stan Lee blog he did.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Brad Meltzer loves Superman

Yeah, well, my three kids each had birth announcements drawn by the artist who was currently penciling Superman. (And no, I'm not going to post 'em online.) But props to Brad.

In the meantime, I have some thoughts about the notion of a darker reboot of the Superman movies... coming soon.

fake poster by Brad Brevet