February 26, 2009 · 10:29 pm
THE 2ND STRING CHARACTER HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS CONTINUE
We’re close to the end of the month, so it is time to turn our attention to the not-nearly-equitable and only vaguely fair contest I’m calling the 2nd String Character Hall of Fame. I take the nominations that I get in the various comments section or sent to me via e-mail, especially on the page set aside for the contest. Then I take the names, write the names on little slips of paper and throw them into an old bright orange Tampa Bay Buccaneers stocking cap.
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February 24, 2009 · 10:43 pm
FANATIC R.S.V.P. from writer MARTIN POWELL
This is a red-letter day at Funny Book Fanatic. One of the goals I’ve had for a while is to get others in the comic business to share their “behind the scenes” stories. I’ve had a lot of nibbles, but the first comic book professional to answer my invitation is the multi-talented Martin Powell.
Scarlet in Gaslight #3 from Eternity
I’ve frankly been struggling with this introduction because if you go to Wikipedia (my usual crutch in situations like this) you’ll only find a British musician and a 19th Century baseball player from the Detroit Wolverines.
Martin Powell is very familiar to me (because as you’ll read below), he was one of our g0-to writers at Malibu Comics. He wrote at least eight different comic titles/series for Malibu. Scarlet in Gaslight (a story where Sherlock Holmes met Dracula) was nominated for a 1989 Will Eisner Comics Industry Award (it lost to the Stan Lee/Mobius Silver Surfer mini-series). Continue reading →
Filed under Fanatical History, Product Plugs, Road Warriors
Tagged as Brian Lumley, Malibu Comics, Martin Powell, Moonstone Books, Necroscope, Psycho, Robert Bloch, Scarlet in Gaslight, The Avenger, The Spider, Will Eisner Comic Industry Award
February 24, 2009 · 2:06 am
FANATIC BLOG OF THE WEEK
Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution
In my fanatic pursuit of new blogs to qualify for Fanatic Blog of the Week, I’ve seen a lot of comic book review blogs. Generally I’m not impressed, but this is the blog exception to the rule. Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution alternates between long, involved detailed reviews and shorter shotgun reviews they call “Bunker Bulletins.” Thoughtfully illustrated and written with entertaining verve, Rokk Krinn and the other folks who post here (Shawn, Jim and Nagacore) provide qualitative evaluations along with historical perspectives and other commentary important to their readers. Books are given separate grades for story and art … both on a ten point Night Girls scale. Continue reading →
February 23, 2009 · 5:40 am
Don’t forget that this blog features an open invitation to “ASK THE DWO.” Me, Dave, I’m the DWO. Don’t know what you might want to ask me, check out the Background page. It has been a long spell since I’ve had a really good question, so sharpen your virtual pencil and ask me something cool. I can always guarantee an answer, I just can’t guarantee an answer you’ll like.
Check out the fancy new header. A Marvel/DC mash-up from George Pérez. Looks like promo art for something, but I don’t know what.
I’ve decided to put it up to try to usher in a new era here at Funny Book Fanatic. The new idea. Shorter posts, but put up on the blog more often. Frankly, I have no idea if it will work or not, but I’m going to try. The format of the template I’m using isn’t the greatest for what I’m trying to do, but what the heck. It is my blog and I’ll do what I wanna. Continue reading →
February 19, 2009 · 6:21 am
• CHECK OUT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT CASTING THE IRON MAN II MOVIE
• Don’t forget to click the VOTE FOR ME button just above my smiling face in the sidebar.
• Don’t forget to vote in the 2nd String Character Hall of Fame Balloting, also in the sidebar.
• And if you want to send me a new graphic to replace my header, feel free … the size is exactly 770 pixels by 200 pixels.
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BLOGGIN’ AIN’T A WALK IN THE PARK
How could I forget this ? ? ?
It was bound to happen. I’m surprised that it didn’t happen sooner. I made a whopper of a mistake. Not the kind of mistake that would make anyone mad, just the kind of mistake that makes me look stupid. In my post a few days ago, regarding Peter David, I said something about the fact that he and I had never worked together. This was not the truth, as both Mark and Kara pointed out in the comments section. Continue reading →
Filed under Miscellaneous Monday, Point-of-view
Tagged as Bill Mantlo, Black Widow, Bravura Comics, Comic Books, Dreadstar, Eliza Dushku, Emily Blunt, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Jim Starlin, Maggie, Peter David, Scarlett Johansson