i had one of those "moments" again the other day--realizing that the blog has recently become a little more about me lately and a lot less about the things i set out to talk about some 600 posts ago. namely the spooky, scary, curious sides of the paranormal, comic books and tv and movies, and, of course, the perhapanauts.
so i'm getting focused.
not much to say on the perhapanauts front except to reiterate that the PERHAPANAUTS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR is at the printer and on schedule for it's october release. it's got some great stories by some great artists and we can't wait for you to see it!
as i've said in the past, i live in a rather rural area and my localist local comics shop is about an hour away. i dig the store and i love to drive, but suffice it to say, with work and deadlines and the current state of comics these days, i only get to the store once every three weeks or so. that's okay--mike and john hold my books for me and i can always give them a call or drop them an email asking them to pull something for me and put it in my box. (that's october country in new paltz, ny, for those of you looking for a good store nearby...) needless to say, this lag in getting my books keeps me out of the loop in some conversations, most notably when scott posts "this week's comics" as a topic over on the perhapanauts forum each week.
so i've started this particular paragraph three times now, deleting and starting over when i realize that i'm a little bitter. see, i have always been a big dc fan, big justice league fan, big batman fan. sadly, over the past four or five years it seems like dc has done everything in their power to make me walk away from their books. (this is the part in the paragraphs previous where i began spouting my vitriol, listing the many reasons i just can't follow their books anymore and why i've abandoned all of my old favorites in frustration and sadness, but you don't want to hear that...)
so i left.
leave it to mark chiarello to haul me back.
mark chiarello, aside from being a fantastic artist himself, is an editor and the art director at dc comics and the guy responsible for the creation and development of many of dc's boldest and brightest project such as batman: black and white, solo, and, now, wednesday comics!
if you haven't heard, wednesday comics is a weekly newspaper sized--that a whopping 14"x20", folks!--series that features all of dc's superhero superstars in their own on-going full page adventures, making it both super-retro and super-cool all at the same time! the concept itself is awesome, but mark--always with a eye on quality--has blessed these heroes with some of the industry's top-notch creative teams to make this series the one to look for if, like me, you've been wondering where your heroes have gone.
batman by brian azzarello and eduardo risso!
superman by john arcudi and lee bermejo!
green lantern by kurt busiek and joe quinones!
wonder woman by talent caldwell!
sgt. rock by adam and joe kubert!
the list goes on...
check 'em out!
mark chiarello and wednesday comics have made me excited about comics again!
and eager to get to october country a little more often than every three weeks!
that's it for me!
smell ya later!