I’d completely forgotten how gross Aquaman’s bare legs are: Check out Blastr.com’s “The 10 greatest all-nude fight scenes in comics”
“What should they be? Killers, honey”: That’s Stephen King talking blood-suckers, from his intorduciton to the new American Vampire collection, which was reprinted in Entertainment Weekly and commented upon hither and yon, like in this Guardian blog post. I hate to disagree with Stephen King about anything horror-related, but I think vampires can go ahead and be whatever they want.
Speaking of King’s vampires…: Tom Spurgeon commented on the announcement that three Vertigo editors have been laid off (previously noted here by Albert Ching), noting that Vertigo may have actually had a pretty good year, as “A DC mainstream universe comic generating the good will of The Unwritten or the sales oomph of that Stephen King vampire thing fails to spring to mind.”
Is this just a cover illustration for The Village Voice, or is Drew Friedman collaborating with Grant Morrison on Arkham Asylum II?: The former, but one can dream.
Who needs fishnets?: Zatara may have eventually been eclipsed by his more famous daughter Zatana, but as Johnathan of Living Between Wednesdays recently deiscovered, Zatara is kind of awesome. After reading his post, I’m convinced—put me down for a Zatara Chronicles trade paperback, DC! Also at LBW: The time Superman saved three forest animals despite only having two hands.
Xavin…?: Cinema Blend reports that young, black actress Keke Palmer told Essence she was asked to play a role in the upcoming Runaways movie, and then wonders which character she would play, given the fact that the original core cast didn’t have any characters who were both black and female. Shape-shifting Super-Skrull Xavin, who joined the cast later and usually appeared as a black female in order to please his lesbian betrothed, seems like a possibility…if they’re allowed to use Skrulls at all. The weird thing about The Runaways in terms of a film adaptation is how tied into a half-dozen different comics franchises the original comic was, perhaps complicating its adaptation a bit.