Miscellaneous Monday: Dec. 15, 2008

Let’s start today’s MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY with something not associated with comic books.

FOUND ON THE INTERNET: Best Funny Wedding Viral Video

This new classic viral video is probably the best one I’ve ever seen. I cannot vouch for it, but it doesn’t look fake to  me. If you’ve already seen it, forgive me. If you haven’t, in my  opinion, you’re in for a real treat.

 

IMMORTALIZE YOUR FAVORITE  2ND STRINGERS!

Be sure to visit the 2nd STRING HALL OF FAME page and vote for this month’s nominees. Or you could just visit the voting booth on the sidebar of this page. In addition to voting for this group, I’m also collecting nominee suggestions from FANATIC readers for future voting. Who are your favorite 2nd string characters? Come to think of it, who qualifies as a 2nd string character? We’ll be discussing that as well. Would a character like Dr. Strange be ranked a 2nd stringer?

 

FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK

whoisWhat comic book industry executive’s resume includes jobs at Eclipse, Dark Horse, Wildstorm and Todd McFarlane Entertainment and where does she/he currently work?

 

 

FANATIC BLOG OF THE WEEK

Comics Make No Sense by Adam Barnettus1

This blog really does the job. It is full of old comic oddities, snarky comments and terrific illustrations. Adam describes himself as a, “middle-aged family guy and self-appointed comic book critic with no discernable talent other than to pick apart the creative works of others.” 

Just to give you a taste of what Adam is up to, check out this sample from All-Star Comics #47

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"You know, I'm sure they're talking about something very important, but I'm fixated on Dr. Mid-Nite and the Flash. I'd swear they're about to make out...."

 

FROM THE “WHAT IS DWO UP  TO?” FILE

packlogoOne of the things that I spend my time doing these days is working with a comic book packaging company called THE PACK. You can check it by clicking HERE. Lead by partner Lee Nordling, I work with top comic book professionals Brian Augustyn and Barbara Kesel and comic strip/animation guru Gordon Kent.

What does a packaging company do you might ask. Here is the answer to that question directly from THE PACK website, “A book packager is somebody, a company or an individual, who takes a book from start to finished  production for a publisher.  A packager might be on assignment for a property that the publisher already controls, or a packager might be creating or buying a property, then selling it to the publisher.”

My main responsibilities include contract evaluation, contract development and construction as well as developing both non-fiction book projects featuring comic art and graphic novel adaptations of projects from other media. And no, I’m not the bird in the logo.

 

KLAUS JANSON’S FIRST INKED MARVEL COVER SEARCH CONTINUES

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Jungle Action #12

On the last Miscellaneous Monday, we started talking about the first cover that Klaus Janson inked for Marvel Comics (or at least the first one that was published).  We got a recent post from inker Bob Almond who said, “Hi Klaus! Yeah, issue 12 was inked by you as well (over Buckler). Isn’t there a database that would have this dated info?” So the search continues. Does anyone have definitive info on this one?

— (DWO) Dave Olbrich (Mon. Dec. 15, 2008)

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