With all the hullabaloo surrounding the ‘return’ of Captain America, you’d think they’d take a second look at the way they’re packaging our Soldier of Freedom. (If ya’ll remember my previous rant about how another one of Marvel’s captains was being presented- you know where I’m going with this).
Archive for January, 2008
Tags: Alex Ross, Captain America, Comics, logo, marvel comics
Tags: Behind-the-Scenes, brand new day, comics waiting room, CWR, dan slott interview, phil jimenez, spiderman
So now that the Dan Slott feature has become reality (it got kinda tight there down the stretch) I can show you the other covers that were under consideration for the latest edition of the CWR e-zine…
This was a favorite of some of the CWR staff as it had an image of Spidey that wasn’t widely circulated (yet) and gave me room to play with copy…
This one, though, was my favorite, as it featured the Phil Jimenez artwork from the upcoming Spiderman: Swing Shift Director’s Cut (if you ask me, a TRUE ‘director’s cut’ for once)…
Heh, although I did have some issues with Spidey’s butt-crack, but hey, I think it still worked!
Tags: Behind-the-Scenes, comics waiting room, cover concepts, CWR, fetishes, Frank Cho, Futurama, Shanna, She-Devil, Simpsons
So, it’s Monday morning, the day before the latest CWR issue is supposed to go up and neither Marc nor I have gotten our feature interviews done yet. Marc’s person is somewhere in Europe and my guy needs to run his stuff by his bosses before he can let me run with it so….
I’ve gotta create a cover for the possibility that neither of our features are gonna happen…
This cover with the stunning Frank Cho drawing would draw attention to Marc’s article on fetishism in comics…
But since my guy got back to me in the nick of time, we’re running with yet another cover. What’s the feature? Who did I interview? If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you’ll know who it is.
Otherwise, check back tomorrow where you’ll not only get the answer but also see even more of the covers we didn’t use.
Tags: Blair Witch Project, cloverfield, J.J. Abrams, Movies, tilt-a-whirl, whoppers
So, I went to see Cloverfield today, J.J. Abram‘s flick about New York under attack by…something. It’s been called a variation on the Blair Witch Project, as it’s filmed completely with a handheld video camera. There have been complaints about viewers getting motion-sickness, very much like they occurred with BWP, and I just dismissed them as people who just can’t handle a little shaky-cam syndrome.
Then I go see it.
And at about the 30-minute mark I’m thinking what one of the characters is saying: ‘I don’t feel so good.’
Yeah, I got nauseous. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it sucked. It was pretty good in fact, with some top-notch sfx and some real ‘holy s**t’ moments, but soon I was like ‘STOP RUNNING WITH THE DAMN CAMERA ON!’
Couldn’t even finish my Whoppers.
So, if you’re planning on seeing it and get sick on the Tilt-a-Whirl, take some Dramamine.
Tags: DVD, freaks and geeks, Geek Culture, jessica stevenson, nick frost, simon pegg, spaced, Television, the x-files, three's company
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Tags: ASM, brand new day, Comics, Dan Slott, joe quesada, Marvel Universe, one more day, spiderman