Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Night Strikes!

Posting's been... light around these parts, a bad habit I need to kick. No one cares about excuses, so I won't offer any.

Today is Day 26 of the Writer's Guild strike. As someone who's goal is to someday be a dues paying member of the WGA this has pretty much been the only current event I've forced time into my schedule to follow. I assume if you're here reading this then you're already up to speed on the incredibly justified reasons for the strike. Or you're here on this site because you know me, in which case, I've already beat into your head the incredibly justified reasons for the strike.

Go buy a T-shirt already. Proceeds help support non-WGA members affected by the strike.

In the mean time...

Bahlactus can show you the way.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Classic Cover of the Week

As a kid I bought my comics where I could. The book store, a cigar store, the local equivalent of the Kwik-E-Mart, they all enabled my early buying habits. Heck, I even bought the Spider-Man/Wolverine one-shot at the supermarket, along with the Buckaroo Banzai movie tie-in and the first issue of Iceman's original mini-series.

But this isn't about being able to find comics everywhere. This is about the first time I found a comic in a local comic book store. It's also the first back issue of a comic that I bought.

The next time that someone's complaining about the "death" of the comics industry, or specifically the reality that comics no longer exist outside of your LCS, point them to "Moon Knight". The first (correct me if I'm wrong) direct market title, Moon Knight showed that comics could tell more "adult" themed stories and be sucessful without newsstand exposure.

Me, I just loved (and love) that art.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Ho. Ley. Crap..

Whedon, Dushku and Minnear? Count me in.

Of course, it being a Fox show I suppose I can look forward to having a "Dollhouse: The Complete Series" DVD box set on my shelf next to "Wonderfalls: The Complete Series" and "Firefly: The Complete Series". That is, if Fox even lets them get past the initial seven episode order. My excitement is tempered by the writer's strike induced delay and "baby steps" thinking. Please get further than "Drive" did, or "The Inside".