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Global Frequency, Mirrormask, Spawn, Krypto: The Comic Reel Wrap for August 25th

GLOBAL FREQUENCY

The little show that won't die -- according to FrequencySite, showrunner John Rogers will be appearing live on G4TV's Attack of the Show at 7PMET/4PMET on Friday, August 25 (sic). He will be on the show to discuss - you guessed it! - the leaked Global Frequency pilot, among other things." We theorize they mean Thursday, but who can be sure?

MIRRORMASK

Sony Pictures has posted some new clips from the Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean collaboration, including video interviews and a DVD feature.

SPAWN

Superhero Hype has the press release with the full cast list, which now includes actress Cree Summer as well as animation veterans Phil LaMarr and Clancy Brown.

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KRYPTO

The Pulse sat down to talk to producer/director Scott Jeralds about the Cartoon Network series. "I enjoy the freedom of bringing cartoons back to the ones I grew up on," Jeralds said. "I didn't re-invent the wheel on this series. I just went back to my roots and applied my influences like 'Frankenstein Jr,' 'The Impossibles,' 'Atom Ant,' 'Secret Squirrel' and 'Space Kidettes.' These shows all had a great style and one that hasn't been seen in a while."

SLOW NEWS DAY

I'm going to take a moment to say something -- normally I don't really do much editorializing, presenting the information as I find it and trying to stay out of the way. However, in the last few weeks I've had such a deluge of this kind of comment that it pressed me into action.

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A CBR reader sent me an email saying, "I thought you were some obnoxious, punk-ass white kid making fun of Kwanzaa during the holiday season. I kept reading though because the content on the site is interesting ... I'm conscious and sensitive over cultural issues and sophomoric culture bashing." but after checking the links I was doing for the live reading I did yesterday (it went great, thanks Rodney), actually clicked the link in the daily footer to see my website and see, well, that I'm an actual Black guy. He found it "a welcome surprise to see the depth and breadth of your writing."

The weirdness of being considered a white guy notwithstanding (I haven't had that happen since Raineshaven Elementary in Memphis ... not that there's anything wrong with being a white guy, but I wouldn't wanna be called a platypus either), it made me wonder how many other people have the same wildly inaccurate ideas about me, or even worse. It really bugged me for about a half hour, until I got sleepy and decided that it was too weird to actually deal with. I'm not even sure why I'm sharing this with any of you now, but if you're worried about me having an interest in Black things like Kwanzaa, well, no need for alarm, it's because I actually am Black (which doesn't mean I don't like Coldplay or Los Lonely Boys or Dr. Doom or Akira or stuff from literally dozens of cultures -- all on my desk right now -- because I do, and I think I'm okay having a touch of complexity about myself).

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That all notwithstanding, if you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a briefcase full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let's coordinate. You can choose an alias if you'd like, or be mentioned by name -- we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and "don't blame me, I'm drunk too!"

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