In 2006, I got an email from a friend. The subject line read something like ‘HOLY FUCKING RED HOT SHITBALLZ!!!!!11!!!!’ There was no message, no preamble; just a YouTube link. Hoping vaguely I wasn’t about to see a trailer for ‘GOATSE: THE MOTION PICTURE’, I clicked, and was rewarded with this a longish trailer for an amazing vanity project called ‘Grayson.’ The trailer set a world where Dick Grayson was grown, retired with a family, and Bruce Wayne continued his one man war on crime until somebody put a slug in him. Read more »
Marvel recently announced the arrival of its long-rumored 'comic streaming' service: Marvel Unlimited, where for $9.99 a month and $59.98 per year (which Marvel claims is a 50% discount), anyone who signs up at marvel.com/comics/unlimited for online access to over 70 years worth of Marvel Comics, with the ability to download and store up to 6 at a time for offline reading. It works through your web browser if you're on a traditional computer, with apps for iOS and (coming soon!) Android. Read more »
Preptime Posse, you complete me!
For those of you who enjoy our discourse on serial storytelling couture (aka our comic book geekery), I cannot recommend enough the diversity and intelligence with which our brother Interwubbers over at Preptime Posse attack the artform. With writers from all over the globe, the Preptimers manage sharp, literate dialog about America's premier artform (okay, fine...after jazz and hip hop...but it's up there. Fuck you, MoMa) without being pretentious in the least. Read more »