Sunday, May 11, 2008

NLM News Stew

  • Last weekend's Free Comic Book Day was a fun time, despite the no show by Sean and the Batlanta Crime Cruiser (Mr. Tayler had family obligations and the Batmobile does not do rain). Nevertheless, I had a great time talking comics with the fine folks at Galactic Quest (as always), and it was an absolute pleasure meeting artist Wilfredo Torres. If you have not yet done so, I strongly recommend checking out Salem: Queen of Thorns - an interesting story with some great art. It was one of the many freebies I walked away with, and one of the best. Others of note include Project Superpowers: Death-Defying 'Devil, the debut of Ursula Wilde in Ape Entertainment's Cartoona Palooza, Tiny Titans, the EC Sampler, Atomic Robo & Friends, and the "Comics Go Hollywood" book put together by TwoMorrows Publishing.

  • Speaking of low-cost comics...I am pleased to report that Terrence Bernard's Sophia: Awakening #1 is now available for download at the incredibly low price of $1.50! Now you can see what all the fuss was about at this year's NYCC! Visit Parasite Publishing and secure your copy today!

  • This Mother's Day, I honored the "mom" of our feline family with dinner and and a movie. She has a fancy for wuxia films, so we checked out The Forbidden Kingdom. I cannot call it great, but it had plenty of fun moments, and the fight scene between Jackie Chan and Jet Li is reason enough to spend money on it.

  • Re: last week's episode of Doctor Who. Forget classics like "The Two Doctors," "The Three Doctors," and even "The Five Doctors." "The Poison Sky" features two Marthas! That's the stuff dreams are made of!!!

  • Late last month, BOOM! Studios announced that it has acquired the rights to produce Farscape comics! The creative team has yet to be announced, but you can believe I'll be watching this project with a keen eye. It's about frelling time!

  • It has been a long time since I cared about the NBA Finals, but if this year's features the Boston Celtics vs the Los Angeles Lakers, I'll be watching every game.

  • Last but certainly not least, legendary artist Gene Colan has liver failure and Clifford Meth is organizing an auction on Colan’s behalf. More details can be found here.

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