“He’s the best there is at what he does/ The sides of his face are covered in fuzz”: After this year’s Oscars, I’d much rather see an X-Men musical starring Hugh Jackman than this Spider-Man one Russ mentioned yesterday.
Kevin Smith likes Tiny Titans: Not that Kevin Smith, this one. (Although maybe the other Kevin Smith likes it too; I don’t know). It occurred to me while reading the latest issue that it’s evolved into something akin to Little Lulu with DC Comics-related gags. In other words, it’s getting to be a damn near my personal ideal comic book.
Superhero movies for adults, tie-in toys for the kids: Here’s an interesting Wired piece about the strange dissonance between dark superhero movies and all the toys that come out around the same time. Last summer I remember standing in a Wal-Mart toy aisle a few hours after having seen a matinee of The Dark Knight and not quite being able to wrap my head around the existence of all these toys, since if you’re young enough to play with them, you’re too young to see the movie, and if you’re old enough to see the movie, you’re too old to play with the toys. Collecting is, I suppose, a different matter. But few adult collectors would fit into the Wayne Tech Mega Cape action set, for example, which I know from personal experience.
Are you there Dan DiDio? It’s me Caleb: James Kochalka’s five-year-old son is an Aquaman fan, as his letter in this month’s Super Friends letter column proves. It is therefore your solemn duty to hire James Kochalka to write and draw an Aquaman comic. Maybe you can even pay him in Aquaman DC Direct figures.
Thanks a lot, Spurgeon; now I can’t stop imagining what Hirschfeld’s Dr. Strange would look like: Check out Tom Spurgeon’s Seven Reasons Marvel Should Make a Dr. Strange Movie Sooner Rather Than Later list. I would like to add a “Yeah, what he said.”