Smart-ass comics blogger makes fun of Ian Rankin: Popular prose writer Ian Rankin will soon be making his comics writing debut with Dark Entries, one of the new Vertigo crime line’s first books, and over at the main site Zack Smith interviewed Rankin. Some smart-ass comics blogger pulled some quotes out of the interview and used them as an opportunity to make fun of Rankin, just because Rankin said he enjoyed the League of Extraordinary Gentleman movie, as well as From Hell, which he said he preferred to the graphic novel, and because of the kind of clueless way he talks about writing comics. Jeez, who does this blogger think he is, this—what was his name again?—this Eddie Campbell character. What does Mr. Eddie Campbell know about graphic novels that–Oh. Oh right, that Eddie Campbell. Carry on.
Important announcement: Joey Weiser remains awesome. If you need proof, please visit the Partyka website and click on Weiser’s cute kaiju in unkaiju-like situations images. I especially like the Mothra on Snoopy’s dog house one. (Link stolen from The Comics Reporter)
You’ve probably already seen this, but if not…: The Beguiling’s Christopher Butcher liveblogs his own last-minute rush to place an order through the Previews catalog the same day the order is due. Hilarity ensues. (Click here for hilarity part one, and here for part two). For more retailer-on-Previews action, please see Mr. Mike Sterling’s regular End of Civilization feature, now with 75% more Star Trek merchandise.
I hope it’s Will Shortz: Michael Caine says the next villain in the next Batman movie will be so-and-so, like, every other week doesn’t he? Well, according to this, it will indeed be The Riddler, but no word on who will play him.
“If comics were so valuable…why didn’t someone on Wall Street buy every issue of the X-Men and corner the market?”: A financial columnist discusses how his comic book collecting taught him about illiquid markets