Wednesday, December 24, 2008

OH BABY!!


On Monday 22nd of December Ali Farrell, the wonderful, beauteous wife of Mr. Bill Rosemann, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. All are doing extremely well. More info as it arrives.

Bill and Ali are close friends and I'm extremely happy for their new arrival - even more so that he was born on the day of my own Dad's birthday. Circle of life, I guess.

Now, if only I can convince them to call him Albert.....

REFLECTING

Over on Comic Book Resources is Robert Taylor's Reflections, where a bunch of us comic creator people contemplate upon the best comics 2008 gave us :





http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19281





I'd also like to add Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez



I've only just bought and read this over the weekend and it's fantastic - I heartily recommend it if you like your thrills even slightly twisted. Joe Hill writes a masterful plot and spot on dialogue for his characters - each one of them a gem. I truly don't know if I can wait for the next series to be collected - I may be tracking them down each month at the comic shop.

Gabriel Rodriguez's artwork creeps up on you perfectly. Taking in consideration it's inherent cartoonishness ( almost Phil Bondish - which is definately no bad thing in my book) it socks you over the head when the true horror is perpetrated. Perfect.

Friday, December 19, 2008

TGIF


If you think you've got it rough with last minute holiday shopping, just imagine if you had to find the perfect gift for a teenage mutant, ornery sea king or thunder god!

With the holiday season in full swing, we asked Marvel writers, artists and editors what they'd get for the characters they work or have worked on to show their appreciation.

http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.6462.TGIF%7Ecolon%7E_Holiday_Shopping

Saturday, December 13, 2008

TGIF


Unless you somehow missed SECRET INVASION #8 last week, you know by know that the Skrulls did not claim victory in their attempted conquest of Earth, but the good guys didn't manage to notch a true win either.
When the dust settled, we didn't see Iron Man, Wolverine or Thor standing tall, the hero of the day, but rather Norman Osborn, the one-time Green Goblin who scored the kill shot on the queen of the Skrulls and earned the adulation of a grateful nation.
As we saw this week in SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN, Norman has some insidious plans for the Marvel Universe, and things will likely get a whole lot worse before they get any better.However, this doesn't mark the first time the bad guys have walked away the victors in their struggles with Marvel's heroes. In the end, good may always triumph, but evil sure manages to have some fun along the way.
We asked various Marvel editors and creators to recall times the villains came out on top and received the following responses.

Monday, December 8, 2008

IN GRATITUDE

Thanks to everyone who has offered support and sent commiserations during the last month. I've truly appreciated it.