Friday, April 23, 2010

Profiles in Awesome: Jerry Lawler draws the cover for "WWE Heroes" comic book

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:17 AM

And here it is...


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reviewing "Planetary" #27

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 3:57 PM

The gatefold cover for Planetary #27
  • John Cassaday
  • The gatefold cover for Planetary #27

“Let me check to make sure we still have some,” said the voice on the phone. My heart sank. I'd completely spaced the fact that Planetary #27—the very last issue of Planetary ever—was scheduled for an Oct. 7 release. I was more than a week late and certain that one of my favorite works of serialized fiction would be sold out and my life would be incomplete until the first used copy showed up on ebay.

After a long silence the voice returned. “We've still got a big stack of them,” I was told and so I hung up without so much as a thank you and was out the door headed for Memphis Comics & Collectibles.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mike McCarthy on Bowie Website

Posted By on Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM

1ace/1243706914-world_of_mike_reel.jpgMemphis' Rock and Roll Renaissance man Mike McCarthy has a bit of a David Bowie obsession. In fact, the filmmaker, comic book artist, and musician behind cult classics like Superstarlet A.D. (watch Craig Brewer watching it here) and Teenage Tupelo is such a fan his obsessions are occasionally noted by the Thin White Duke himself. Or at least by the folks who run his official website.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Free Comic Book Day

Posted By on Sat, May 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM


Today is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) around the world. Started by industry distributors in 2002 and supported by major comics publishers, the event has grown into a major promotional event for the industry.

All visitors to participating comics establishments will, naturally enough, get a free comic book. DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and other companies publish special FCBD issues.

This year, free comics appear from titles such as Avengers, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Savage Dragon, Love and Rockets, and Archie.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

100 Bullets: R.I.P.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:33 AM

It’s a sour-sweet week for me here at Sing All Kinds. Unless you’ve been living under a rock — a very nerdy, unsociable, awkward-around-girls rock — you would have absolutely no idea whatsoever that this week saw the release of the last-ever issue of comic book series 100 Bullets.

For the uninitiated, 100 Bullets is an R-rated crime series of the imprint Vertigo, which publishes "Comics and books for mature readers." 100 Bullets #1 came out in August 1999, a shot across the bow of American sequential art, fired by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso. Ten years and multiple Eisner and Harvey awards later, issue #100 has been released. Its passing marks the end of the defining comics story of the current decade.

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