Love & Rockets
I'm both amused by, and entirely supportive of, Tom Spurgeon's promotion of the 30th Anniversary of Love & Rockets as the news story to come from the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. Amused because the cynic in me laughs at the idea that Love & Rockets' long-running success will manage to make itself heard over the inevitable sturm-und-drang of Marvel NOW! and whatever the new DC promotion is these days (Is it still The New 52? Even a year later?), and supportive because, really? It should be a massive news story: Three decades of creators continually at the top of their game, when their game is already pretty much better than everyone else's even at their worst? That's definitely something people should be talking about, especially when compared with "X-Men franchise gets relaunched 13 months after the last time it got relaunched." All of that said, I find it really hard to write about Love & Rockets.
If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why we’ve decided to help in that process with a series which offers up some of the things we’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? Jaime Hernandez' Locas.