Thursday, October 28, 2010

No Mirror, Mirror at LBCC this weekend...

I'm very sorry to report that due to a shipping error at the printers...
I won't have copies of Mirror, Mirror this weekend.

Obviously I'm very disappointed in this but most of all I'm sorry that everyone who thought they might get a copy this weekend, now can't. I was really looking forward to showing off and sharing the finished product with everyone. We all worked very hard on this book and were really excited to finally get it into your hands.

It will still be available in stores in November, so you'll be able to get one then.
 Please get a copy from your local retailer. If they don't get one, tell them to order you one.

Again I'm sorry for this issue. Trust me... it f'n sucks.

Reviews and stuff for Superman/Batman 77

So I thought... instead of overloading my twitter and facebook feed with a ton of Superman/Batman #77 reviews, I'd just collect them all right here. It's an interesting batch of fan art, pod casts, pro and fan reviews.
Good stuff, and I'm very thankfully that so many people are talking about the issue.
I'm sure I left out a few reviews here but for the most part I think I caught them all. I was just thankful that I was able to find any at all, since every time I tried to google all I found where crappy illegal downloads.
If you see one that I'm missing, feel free to send it my way. Go ahead and help me indulge my neurotic search for approval. :)
Enjoy!

Let's get this party started:
Fan art of Damian in his Li'l Matches disguise
http://lebzpel.deviantart.com/#/d31891p
http://oberonsexton.tumblr.com/post/1398613695/lipglossaddict-i-just-finished-reading-superman
The great Comic Vine has a slew of awesome fan and user reviews on their site:
http://www.comicvine.com/supermanbatman-fright-night/37-239031/
iFanboy gave it some love with user reviews, podcasts and "best Panels of the week."
http://www.ifanboy.com/reviews/JimmyF1982/dc_comics/superman_batman/77
http://www.ifanboy.com/content/audio/10_24_2010_-_Episode__257_-_Hulk__26
http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/The_Best_of_the_Week_in_Panels_-_10_20_2010 
Newsarama's Best Shots gave it a quick but great review:
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-rapid-reviews-101021.html
The Buy Pile on CBR gave it an "Honorable mention" which was surprising since he is usually so harsh. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=28998
More Reviews:
http://www.brighthub.com/arts/comic-books/articles/93006.aspx http://floppytown.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/supermanbatman-77/
http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/2010-post-crisis-reviews/c-review-2010.php?topic=sup-bat77http://www.cosmiccomix.com/?p=10528
http://everydayislikewednesday.blogspot.com/2010/10/comic-shop-comics-oct-20.html
The title of this next one is "Put Josh Williamson on a monthly book." Gotta love it.
http://continuityblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/put-josh-williamson-on-a-monthly-book/
http://ozandends.blogspot.com/2010/10/to-batmobile-i-get-shotgun.html
http://xmanscomicblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/supermanbatman-77.html
http://www.weeklycrisis.com/2010/10/comic-book-moments-of-week-for-102010.html
http://livebythecs.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/this-week-in-comics-102010-%E2%80%93-batmansuperman-77/
 http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-supermanbatman-77.html
http://www.cxpulp.com/content.php?876-Everything-But-Imaginary-372-This-is-Halloween
http://www.razorfine.com/?p=5564
http://comicattack.net/2010/10/chirpin10202010/
http://www.comicpants.com/2010/10/week-in-review-102210.html
http://www.mania.com/superman-batman-77-review_article_125943.html
http://markscomicbookreviewcenter.blogspot.com/2010/10/quick-comic-reviews-october-24th-2010.html
http://www.dadsbigplan.com/2010/10/comic-rack-supermanbatman-77/ 

An awesome thread on the DC Message boards titled:
"Superman/Batman 77 was the greatest comic to come out this week"
 http://dcboards.warnerbros.com/web/thread.jspa?threadID=2000231408&tstart=0 
Podcasts that talked about it:
http://awesomedbycomics.blogspot.com/2010/10/abc-podcast-episode-113-plus-visual.html
http://btpcast.com/2010/10/issue-97-comic-reviews-for-102010/
http://www.comicspodcasts.com/2010/10/28/wednesday-warriors-episode-71-halloween-shindig/
Here it was the Fast Five picks:
http://cammyscomiccorner.com/2010/10/24/cammys-comic-corner-episode-144-102410/

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1989!!!

1989 was a crazy year for genre films. 

Pretty much every popular film franchise ever made had a film released that year. Take a look at that list below, it's intense. One long list of awesome.
What was going on that year? It's nutty to think that the last year of the 80's was also one of the best years for genre movies. It says a lot about those ten year.... well, what it really says is that most of 1989 for me was spent inside a movie theater. I must have been going to the movies every weekend, because I know I saw the majority of these movies on the big screen.
Think about this:
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade was released, then three weeks later was Star Trek 5, then a week later it was Ghostbusters 2, then... the big one... one week later... BATMAN. And that's just the tip of the ice berg.
That year we had, Batman, Marty McFly, James Bond, Captain Kirk, Freddy, Jason, Fletch, Peter Venkman, Michael Myers, Indiana Jones, the Griswolds, Frank Castle, Bernie, Harry and Sally, Riggs and Murtaugh, AND Bill and Ted! The list goes on and on!
I recommend looking at the wikipedia entry below and seeing the release dates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_in_film

Films released in 1989
A
The Abyss, directed by James Cameron
All Dogs Go To Heaven
Always
B
Back to the Future Part II,
Batman, directed by Tim Burton
Best of the Best
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure,
Black Rain
Blind Fury
Born on the Fourth of July
The 'Burbs,
C
Casualties of War,
Chances Are,
Crimes and Misdemeanors,
Criminal Law
Crusoe
Cyborg
D
Dead Bang
Dead Calm
Dead Poets Society
Do the Right Thing
Dream a Little Dream
Driving Miss Daisy
Drugstore Cowboy
F
The Fabulous Baker Boys,
Farewell to the King,
Fat Man and Little Boy,
Field of Dreams
Fletch Lives
The Fly II,
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
G
Getting It Right
Ghostbusters II
Glory
Great Balls of Fire!
H
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Harlem Nights
Heathers
Henry V, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Horror Show, third film in the House series
How I Got Into College
I
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
K
K-9
The Karate Kid, Part III
Kickboxer, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Kiki's Delivery Service (orig. release in Japan)
The Killer, directed by John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat
L
Lean on Me,
Lethal Weapon 2
Licence to Kill, from the James Bond series
The Little Mermaid
Little Monsters
Lock Up
Look Who's Talking
M
Major League
My Left Foot
N
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
New York Stories (three short films:)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
No Holds Barred
P
Parenthood
Pet Sematary
Pink Cadillac
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
The Punisher
Puppet Master
R
Road House
Roger & Me
S
Say Anything...
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Sex, lies, and videotape
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, second sequel to Sleepaway Camp
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Steel Magnolias
T
Tango & Cash,
Tap
The Toxic Avenger Part II, sequel to The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
Transylvania Twist
Troop Beverly Hills
Turner & Hooch
U
UHF, starring "Weird Al" Yankovic
Uncle Buck,
W
The War of the Roses
Weekend at Bernie's
When Harry Met Sally...
Who's Harry Crumb?
The Wizard

What a great year!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A panel last week that made me laugh out loud.

Brought to you by Jeff Parker and Marvel!

It was in the A-Bomb back up in Hulk #26!
This is a bit taken out of context but it cracked me up. 
Art by Mark Robinson.

p.s.
Can someone tell me where the credits are for the main story in Hulk 26?
I have my copy right here and have flipped through it a bunch of times but can't find them.

Long Beach Comic-Con!

This weekend, I'll be attending the Long Beach Comic-Con!
October 29th-31!
 You should be able to catch me at my booth which is number is 1109!

I'll have copies of all my recent work including Superman/Batman #77!! I lived in Long Beach for a few years, so I'm really looking forward to this convention. It'll be great to see old friends and to talk comics!

BUT the BIG news!
I'll also have copies of my next graphic novel: MIRROR, MIRROR from Kickstart Comics!
This will be your first chance to get a copy of the OGN before it hits stores in November!
Here is some info on the OGN:
Written by Joshua Williamson!
Art by the great Lee Moder!
All in a wrapped up in a great cover by Darwyn Cooke!
"The Magic Mirror from the Snow White fairy tale was shattered and its pieces hidden across the globe, to be protected by a secret society known as the Huntsmen. Owen Grimm searches for the pieces before the mirror can be rebuilt and used for evil."
Please come on by and get yourself a copy. I'm going to have a very limited number so be sure to get there fast!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Superman /Batman #77!

Oh yeah... Superman/Batman #77 came out this week! 

I just love Supergirl and Damian, and I hope it shows in this issue. I had an absolute blast writing it!

 Ale Garza did an amazing job, so if anything pick up the issue for his art!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Superman and Batman haunt me at the grocery store!

As soon as I walked into my grocery store this is what I saw...

It's like they know me and are targeting me now. I know that Hostess has DC Superheroes on their boxes isn't news, but c'mon... right as I walk in?! It actually blocks my path to get into the store.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Incredible Hulks #614!

In this weeks issue of Incredible Hulks there is a back up story about Bruce Banner and his son Skaar written by me and with art by Micro Pierfederici!
Here is the cover and some quick info and reviews:
 Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Incredible Hulks #614, from the mean green creative team of Greg Pak and Barry Kitson! Continuing the epic Dark Son, Incredible Hulks #614 sees the Secret Avengers and the Hulks engaged in an all-out no holds barred showdown. Meanwhile, the Hulk’s mysterious progeny, Hiro-Kala, rockets toward the planet from across the galaxy. Even if the Hulk defeats the Secret Avengers, he will still have to face the wrath of his Dark Son!
INCREDIBLE HULKS #614 (JUL100596)
INCREDIBLE HULKS #614 VAMPIRE VARIANT (AUG100601)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by BARRY KITSON
Covers by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Vampire Variant by SALVADOR ESPIN
Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 8/26/10, On-Sale – 9/15/10

Plus here is some great Incredible Hulk #614 reviews!:
1) 2) 3) 4)