So apparently, each Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World trailer will be progressively more awesome than the preceding one: Here’s the “International trailer.”
“While Gotham is at the science fair, I’m banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I’m shredding ‘Reign In Blood’ on my double-necked Stratocaster”: Comic Sans knows what you’ve been saying about it, and Comic Sans doesn’t care, as it explains in this short imagined monologue by Mike Lacher at McSweeny’s (Via The Beat)
Blue Beetle Bailey?: Writing for The Comics Journal, Shaenon Garrity shares some examples from Awesome Finnish Collection of Censored Mort Walker Thumbnails, a 1994 Finnish collection of rough Mort Walker strips full of sex jokes that would never make it into your average daily newspaper.
“In the abstract, one might assume that the first issue of a new series would represent a fresh start…In the Marvel Universe, at least, that assumption would be wrong”: Also at The Comics Journal, Krisitan Williams has a three part series examining a bunch of issues with #1’s on the cover: Secret Avengers #1 and Avengers #1, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1 and Dazzler #1.
“I have some knowledge, but I’m not a hardcore nerd. Unfortunately, I would like to be, but I just don’t have the knowledge… I do make appearances at Comic-Con and I don’t want to get stoned there”: That’s Hollywood actress and professional pretty lady Megan Fox talking to MTV about her nerd credibility, and how she doesn’t want to give anyone in the comic book world a false impression about how extensive her nerd knowledge is, lest they turn on her. I think it’s safe to say that being stoned at Comic-Con is one of the last things Megan Fox has to worry about.
I hear they’re looking for a new Spider-Man: Stan Lee recently told Hollywood Life that he’d like to see Leonardo DiCaprio play a superhero in a film. But which superhero?! They suggest “Havoc” (Ha ha ha! Like there will ever be a Havok movie!) or Phantom Rider (Ditto…plus, if you did get DiCaprio to play your western superhero, why would you want him to wear a mask that covers his entire face the whole time? I dunno, do you guys have any good suggestions for a Marvel hero DiCaprio could play?
“We always saw the story as a graphic novel, though, because of the cars, the characters and the visually striking Miami setting”: That’s super-popular prose author Janet Evanovich, talking about how her Alex Barnaby books Metro Girl and Motor Mouth were always intended to be graphic novels, but “it just wasn’t the right time.” I hate to call a stranger a liar, but that sounds a bit like a damn lie to me. Anyway, USA Today has an interview with Evanovich about her upcoming Troublemaker graphic novel, which she’s created with her daughter Alex Evanovich and artist Joelle Jones for publisher Dark Horse. Better yet, there’s a preview (And a photo of the Evanovichs…and their gigantic dog). This certainly looks a lot more promising than your typical graphic novel version/adaptation/exploitation of a popular prose author’s work.
“Breck Eisner Drinks Blood of The Innocent”: I got really excited when I saw that headline pop up in my Google News alerts, but it turns out Blood Of The Innocent is just the name of a graphic novel that Eisner is going to adapt into a film and therefore Breck Eisner does not, in fact, literally drink the blod of the innocent…at least, not that we know of yet.