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Sunday Brunch: 4/19/09

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Sunday Brunch: 4/19/09

Okay, so it’s more like Monday breakfast. I forgot to post it earlier. Links, links, and everything but the kitchen sink.

AHA! Tucker Stone produces a mammoth post that reviews everything Brian Azzarello has ever written that isn’t 100 Bullets. It’s good reading, though:

Freezes Over is probably one of the more popular stories in Azzarello’s run, part of which might be due to it being the last time for almost 100 issues that Vertigo allowed anybody to color a Constantine comic blue, but mostly because it’s such a simple, effective horror story-as-potboiler, the kind Warren Ellis would probably have done if he’d stayed on the title.

Anything I quote won’t do the post justice. It’s a long haul, but a great read, so give it a go, and make sure to bring a Sherpa.

YAAA! David Brothers finishes his look back at the Dark Knight Strikes again with another excellent piece:

The heroes, despite their dislike of his methods, trust Batman. They know him, they know how he operates, and they trust him to do the right thing. They may not like him, and you probably shouldn’t like Batman at all, but they trust him. They willingly put their lives in his hands.

ACK! Rachelle of Living Between Wednesdays interviews jazzy Jeff Parker about his latest work, Mysterius the Unfathomable, which you should probably all buy because its sales aren’t that good and I know, I know, I’m unfortunately not purchasing the singles either but I will immediately buy the trade when it becomes available, assuming it gets traded, and it better, dangit–where was I?– Jeff had this to say, among other things:

The inspiration is largely that I wanted to create an amoral protagonist and do something supernatural. Also I wanted something that evoked the works of Douglas Adams, particularly the Dirk Gently books.

See, now I have to buy it. The first Dirk Gently novel is one of my absolute favorite books, and as far as Adams goes, is even better than Hitchhiker’s Guide, but far more underrated.

ARGHAKKLEHWHAMMCHOOM! I have to link to this. Christopher Irving interviews one of my favoritest creators, Walt Simonson, about his career:

“The last time I saw Joe, we’d had dinner that night and he told me was that he felt Carmine saw in me what he would have become had he stayed with it, with the science fiction and design. He saw in me, maybe himself, young and starting out. He was very good to me and, at the time, got me a phenomenal starting rate. Carmine did like the work I had a lot.”

AUGH! Cronin forwarded a press release to me a little while back and I forgot to put it in last week’s column. Luckily, it’s still current! If you’re in Boston, you may want to check this out:

What do you get when you put Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Storm, Lois

Lane and the world’s most beloved spandex clad females on the same

stage? An ass-whooping evening of theatre! Touching, funny and always

campy, SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES is an action-packed parody that starts

in 1940 and travels through the decades. You already know that they

can stop speeding bullets, control the weather, and scratch your eyes

out, but these dynamic divas promise to answer all the questions you

never dreamed to ask.

Directed by Greg Maraio

Starring: Maureen Adduci, Melissa Baroni, Elizabeth Brunette, Amanda

Good Hennessey, Jackie McCoy, Shawna O’Brien, Christine Power and

Cheryl Singleton,

with Terrence Haddad, Jordan Harrison and Art Hennessey.

APRIL 10-26 at THE BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS’ THEATRE

Tickets are $25 General Admission

The trailer can be found here on Youtube.

EEK! Bryan Fuller reveals details on the end of Pushing Daisies’ TV run, and the possibilities to come in its switch to comics. Pushing Daisies was a lovely, brilliant show that nobody with a Nielsen Box watched, and that’s a damn shame; it had a lot of life left in it. Thankfully, there’s comics, which will hold you while you sob into its manly shoulder. Pretty soon I might be buy nothing BUT TV-to-comics continuations.

GAH! Here’s another tidbit passed to me through an email from Armstrong Sabian. His blog, focusing on spies and secret agents, is doing a Costumed Adventurer theme at the moment. You can find all the relevant posts here at Mister 8. They’re also holding a spiffy contest where you can win a Nick Fury sketch.

URK! I’ve just discovered Atomic Robo writer Brian Clevinger’s new webcomic, with art by Zack Finfrock, entitled Warbot in Accounting. It’s funny, you see, because he is… how should I put this… a warbot. And an accountant. The little clipped-on tie kills me:

ARGH!YLE! No, not the evilest of socks, but the evilest of Tyrannosaurus Hexes, thanks to chapter 2 of Chris Sims’ new masterpiece, Solomon Stone:

WILHELM SCREAM! Terminus, that lovely/funny/weird weekly webcomic at Mindless Ones is like a year old or something. That sounds like a good enough excuse to link to its goodness!

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