The saddest thing you’ll read all day: Deadline Hollywood reprints the contents of a letter the late Joanne Siegel, wife of Superman creator Jerry Siegel and the inspiration for Lois Lane, sent to Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes just a few months before she died. The issues raised sure makes discussions like who’s playing Lois Lane in the latest Superman movie seem kind of frivilous, huh?
My mind is having trouble processing the idea of Bill Murray’s Batman…which makes me want to see it all the more: Michael Rechtshaffen recounts the many famous names who either clamored for or were once considered for the film roles of Superman and Batman.
Jeff Parker on all things Jeff Parker: I enjoyed this wide-ranging interview with the talented Marvel writer currently responsible for Hulk and Thunderbolts.
J.H. Williams III tries to bring Funk to a pice of his cover art: Here’s a look at Williams cover for the somewhat controversial Static Shock Special, including a nice little walk-through of his thought and creative processes.
“And it’s a bloody good comic, with a couple of moments where it becomes the best thing Garth Ennis has ever done”: Bob Temuka reads Garth Ennis, John McCrea and company’s Hitman series. (I certainly can’t think of a better exmaple of Ennis writing strong characters and compelling drama). I agree it’s a great comic, and among the talented Ennis’ best. I really liked the way Temuka highlighted aspects of the book too, as it forced me to recall great bits from the series and, in a few cases where I couldn’t remember the reference, to get curious about it all over again.