Archive for August, 2013

Quickie: Some Things That Are Happening

Just a quick post–

  • As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie.  And as I said on Twitter this morning, if you’ve seen Man of Steel or any other Zack Snyder movie, I think Ben Affleck should be the least of our worries.  But the haters are out in full force—there are already petitions popping up demanding a re-cast.  Which, is some legit crazy news, right?  Petitions are for important things, like GMO labeling and putting an end to fracking and building a fully operational Death Star.I have to admit, though, that I love it when stuff like this happens, because then the Internet all comes together on a unified quest for utter hilarity that, strangely, kind of renews my faith that everything in general will be okay.  Besides—I remember hearing some uproar back when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, and look how that turned out.  (I mean, aside from the real-life stuff.)

    Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for that Wonder Woman movie.

  • Speaking of fan rage, Lobo’s getting a redesign!  He’s all New 52’d up—wanna see?  Calm down, though, guys—it’s going to be okay.  Remember what I said above.  Personally, I can’t say I mind this at all, and given what they did to the likes of Amanda Waller and Starfire and Cheshire however many others, it’s only fair the boys should suffer some.  I wonder if DC will actually let this stick.
  • Natalie Dormer is joining The Hunger Games as Cressida.  Woo!  I don’t have much to say about this other than I’m super happy about it.

All right, kids.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ve been stuck indoors all week at work and/or at home binge-watching seasons of Master Chef; now I’m going to spend the weekend out in the sunshine as much as possible.

xx R

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Boston Comic Con 2013

BCC1.jpg largeMy post about BoCoCo is up now on CBR’s Comics Should Be Good.

Go check it out!

Big thanks to the fantastic, hard working con staff who coordinated all of this in the face of challenges and tragedy earlier in the year. They turned this one into the best show yet.


Back to Life, Back to Reality

We said our vows.  We drank our champagne.  And we lay on the beach for one glorious, sunny week afterward.  Now it’s done, and after a year of nonstop planning, things are finally (more or less) back to normal.

Did you miss me?  I think my comics did—the stack continues to grow ever larger, but I made a bit of headway this week.  I’ve caught up on “Trinity War” happening in Justice League, Justice League of America, and Justice League Dark—I wish I could say it was good stuff, but I think we all know better than that.  Are these books just genuinely bad, or have I somehow outgrown the Justice League?  Given that I’m planning on going shopping tonight for a new Wonder Woman shirt to wear to Boston Comic Con this weekend … probably the former.

Speaking of which—BOSTON COMIC CON!  They’re expecting a crowd of 15k, and I plan on being among them.  There’s another great guest list this year, and in between all the big names, I’m especially excited to meet Yale Stewart.  Yale is the creator of the web comic JL8.  This wonderful strip has shot up in my list of web comics I enjoy, having easily become my favorite of the last year.  If you haven’t been reading it, you owe it to yourself to start.  You don’t know the magnitude of the brilliance you’re missing.

I’ll have a wrap-up of BCC and some other stuff next week.  And if you’re planning on being at the show, leave me a comment here or send me a tweet.  Interaction is everything.