- Found via Major Spoilers, if you haven't read War of Kings #1 yet, you can read it for free online at Marvel's website.
- Early last week, Rokk had a great post on the potential of Grant Morrison's upcoming "Watchmen 2" / Charlton characters book. Worth a read if you missed it the first time around.
- Project Rooftop announced the winners of the Batman 2.0 contest, which features various submissions for redesigned Batman costumes.
- Found this on the DC Comics message boards. Seems Tony Daniel didn't take kindly to CBR's Robot 6 reposting the artwork he, himself, posted to his own blog and subsequently took down.
More after the jump.
A note to the good guys and the bad guys,
No trouble from DC, so I can stop that before it gets any legs right there. But the good folks at CBR have helped me come to the conclusion that I should keep more to myself. Thank them for my permanent radio silence from here on out.
For the record - Jason, Tim and Dick each had their own suit designed by me for BFTC. That's what was shown, and before I could correct it and put the right images up, people ran with it and made it into something it wasn't.
I would hope that the good folks didn't mean to be malicious in posting something I almost immediately took down because I realized it was the wrong image. So for my own good I'm going silent. No more blogs. No more correspondence.
Over and out. For good.
Thanks to everyone who's visited my blog and supported me. Almost half a million since it began. Maybe when I'm old, drunk and senile I'll do something again.
Tony S Daniel
- Based on the following message board postings, Dwayne McDuffie hates writing JLA and was quite displeased with how DC went back on the deaths of Hawkman and Hawkgirl from Final Crisis and gave him short notice to 'fix' his recent Justice League issue's mourning scene at their grave (see recent Moments of the Week for this scene). Relevant text is below.
"I wrote a scene set at their gravesite that I recently had to quickly rewrite into something not very good." - Dwayne McDuffie
"Do you actually enjoy writing JLA? It just seems to be constant editorial rewrites and bad art." - Random Fan
"No, I don't." - Dwayne McDuffie
- Apocalypse Meow Japanese Movie Trailer - Not really comics related, but this awesome animated 3D movie trailer, which is based on a manga, is definitely worth a look.
- Brought to my attention via VicSage.com, new designs for Renee Montoya/The Question have surfaced. While nothing drastic has changed, the one noteable is the loss of her ponytail, which she lopped off in favour of an easier to manage look. Interestingly enough, this change marks both of DC's lesbian detectives as opting to switch from the long, wavy hair to a more manageable and/or 'butch' look.
See the recent previews of Detective Comics for Batwoman's similar short haircut, which also shows that her trademark long red hair is actually a wig attached to her costume's cowl.
- The Beat has started an experimental column where they'll be looking outside of the typical Marvel and DC sales numbers for a focus on Indie comi sales. Always nice to see non-Big 2 titles getting some attention, so I'm glad to see The Beat taking the initiative on this one.
- Boom Studios is making a lot of noise this week reporting sell outs of both its Incredibles and Muppet Show comics, both of which are getting second printings. Boom also announced a deal to get their books out on the newsstands by partnering up with Kable Distribution Services, which could be a huge boon for their Incredibles and other Pixar/Disney titles.
- Don't forget to check out Eric's, Matt's and my own thoughts on the June '06 comic solicits.
- Found via Robot 6, looks like the new creative team, as announced on G4's Attack of the Show, will be Kathryn Immonen (Hellcat) and Sara Pichelli (NYX)
- Are comics too sexual for children? One mother claims that Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations is too "sexual" for her 6 year old to read. The only thing sexual in it was MJ standing for a bikini photo shoot and in her nightgown. Not sure how that's much worse than what passes for most costumes these days...