Wow, exceptionally light weekend…this is all I could scrape together…
“In other words, we can safely assume that Marvel has every intent of exhausting their superhero list from A to Z, no matter how obscure the hero may be”: That’s from an article in IF Magazine, about Marvel’s plans to produce much cheaper films in the future focusing on their much less popular heroes. What does that mean? Hopefully it means Batroc The Leaper: The Motion Picture.
“Meet Detroit Steel”: The Detroit Free Press picks up on a local tie-in to the upcoming Invincible Iron Man #25, a character named after the paper’s city. Earlier this week, the Press ran another comic book-related article, as they were one of the many to note the newest addition to Riverdale High.
“The top Seven Comics Creators who can KICK YOUR ASS”: Ass-kicking cartoonist Ty Templeton counts down the top, well, it’s write there in the title of his post, isn’t it? Give it a read; it’s funny stuff, and it will give you a good idea of which pros you should be most polite and deferential too should you meet them at a convention, in order to avoid being stepped on, shot with an arrow or blown up by an honest-to-God demolitions expert.
“While it’s admittedly absurd to compare the empires of Caesar and Geppi in too many ways…”: I’m sure Tom Spurgeon meant absurdly awesome when he wrote that. It’s from a weekend post on the Comics Reporter entitled “Two Wider Cultural Conversations That May Remind You of Comics,” regarding how Bryan Ward-Perkins’ thoughts on the fall of Rome and the current financial recession sort of remind Spurgeons of the current state of the Direct Market, and how there seem to be lessons for comics folks to learn in a recent speech by Christopher R. Weingarten. Pretty Interesting reading.