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
January 19, 2009 · 12:52 am
OUT WITH THE OLD BANNER, IN WITH THE NEW
I created this new banner as a tribute to one of my favorite comic characters, the multi-faceted and often abused Avenger, Clint “Hawkeye” Barton. Anyone visiting for the first time should know that this is not a blog about HAWKEYE. Poke around the links in this page’s sidebar and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve already created another five or six new banners to put up when I get sick of this one.
Ultraverse: Cover Freex #2 by Ben Herrera
FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
For all the orphaned Ultraverse fans who occasionally seek refuge with the Fanatic, here’s something you might find interesting:
What famous horror film director was almost one of the Founding Fathers of Malibu Comics’ Ultraverse?
Is it: John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Dario Argento, Charles Band, Stuart Gordon, Larry Cohen, David Cronenberg or Brian Yuzna?
The answer may surprise you… Continue reading →
Filed under Miscellaneous Monday, Product Plugs
Tagged as Amazing Spider-Man, Black Widow, Comic Impact, Comic marketshares, Dial B for Blog, Emily Blount, Gary Guzzo, Gil Kane, Hawkeye, Iron Man, John Favereau, Mantra, Ultraverse
January 1, 2009 · 3:20 pm
At just a little over a month old, this fanatic blog has certainly gotten off to a great start. For those of you who enjoy the “inside baseball” stuff, we’ve had 5,971 page views since Funny Book Fanatic launched in late November. Thanks to all of you who visit and enjoy my efforts. Tell your friends. It’ll only get better from here.
John Busceman 1993
In honor of 2009, I’m going to be taking a taking a little extra time for myself. But before I go … don’t think I’ve forgotten my promise to tell the Stan Lee/John Romita Sr. story about freezing in Hawaii. I’ll get to it here in a week or so, but in the meantime there won’t be any updates on this site until the next Miscellaneous Monday (Jan. 5, 2009). So enjoy this mini-tribute to two of my favorite things about comics, John Buscema and The Mighty Avengers. Continue reading →
Filed under Behind the Scenes, Fanatic General, Fanatical History
Tagged as Avengers, Black Panther, Captain America, Clint Barton, Goliath, Hawkeye, John Buscema, Tom Palmer, Vision