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Sunday, January 30, 2005

After-Action Report

Nobody I know got killed in South Central LA. Today was a good day.

After staying up until 4:30 AM catching up on the Practice, Scott and I slept all frigg'n day. Once we were finally awake and mobile, however, the day kicked into high gear. We threw a bunch of crap on eBay, caught an early breakfast at Denny's at 5 PM, then I came back to my own sinister lair.

Oh God. I thought I'd hit rock bottom with blogging, but now I'm using my blog to plug my ebay auctions. Someone stop me before I start listing my current music and mood.

So what made today so good? Glad you asked, Rhetorical Question!

Gay Comics #22 -- Scott's got this program called Comicbase, which is exactly what it sounds like--a big ol' database of comics, including cover scans. It comes with this screen saver that just displays random comic pages, and I have to say, it's astoundingly fascinating to look at. One of the gems that came up while I was staring at it today was this cover. Now, I know it was 1944 and all, but I think we all know there was somebody over at Marvel who thought putting a cover blurb like: "I bet you can't blow hard enough to--ugh--splat!" on the cover of Gay Comics was hilarious. They were right.

Spaced Marathon on Trio -- If you're reading this around the time I'm writing it and you have the Trio cable channel, turn it on and get caught up on Spaced, one of the best TV shows I've ever seen. For those of you not in the know, Spaced is made by the same fine folks who brought you Shaun of the Dead, and it's every bit as good. Simon Pegg stars as Tim Bisley, who works at a comic book store, and Jessica Stevenson plays Daisy Steiner, his aspiring writer roommate, so you can see how it could appeal to the likes of me. It's awesome, and hopefully on DVD soon. Do not miss the rave episode.

Justice League Unlimited Season Finale -- [If you haven't watched it yet, look out, because this is going to have spoilers in it. And if you have watched it, you might want to skip it anyway, because it's mostly going to be me gushing]. Holy Crap. It's like they just said "Hey, you know all that stuff you liked from the past five years of DC animated properties? Well, we crammed it all into one half-hour. Enjoy!" I'm talking Deedee from Return of the Joker, Terry McGinnis introducing Batman to Old Bruce Wayne, hell, they even made Static awesome. And they even threw in the Spectre and Krona at the beginning of time! If Walker Gabriel would've shown up, I probably would've had a heart attack.

Scott McCloud's Destroy!! -- Phil reccomended this one to me, and Scott had it over at his place, so I read it. Words do not do it justice. Suffice to say that it's a treasury-sized (11x15) book that features nothing but two guys fighting, and it's fantastic. It's hard to track down, but if you find one, do NOT pass it up. And as a bonus, McCloud refers to it as the "Ultimate Fight Comic" back in 1986, and Alan Moore gives this one credit for starting the 90s four years early.

The KIRBY Project -- Phil's got a piece of concept art over on his blog, and I'm starting to get pretty pumped about collaborating with him. By the same token, I'm pretty nervous. Phil's a great guy, and I think he's going to do some awesome stuff on this story, but my dialogue's pretty much untested. Here's hoping I live up to it.

So all in all, despite the lack of a new Desperate Housewives/Boston Legal Action Pack, today turned out all right.


Blogger Mark W. Hale said...

Maaaaan, Priest's Deadpool. Gone before its time. He was on to something good there and, as per usual, got screwed over.

I've had a copy of DESTROY!!! for a while and managed to somehow not read it. Got a copy of 3-D DESTROY!!! with it, too. That was a good eBay week.

1/31/2005 12:49 AM

Blogger Phil Looney said...

I don't think you'll get $25 bucks for that Sentry run. You're setting those prices mighty high, IMHO.

1/31/2005 10:14 AM

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