Please accept our apologies for last week’s preemption but just chalk it up to having even more to discuss for tonight’s episode. Check out tonight’s Comic Shoppe show as our own podcast superheroes discuss a variety of pulp flavored topics, including the latest in graphic novel /film news and reviews. Feel free to call us live at: 646-200-0104 with questions, concerns and comments or via firstname.lastname@example.org. And now for our next act…..check out Daryll B’s latest blog post:
Hi AfroNerd Readers! I hope you all are enjoying your day. And now 10 bits of wisdom I have picked up from around the net dealing with my #2 obsession:
1) Longtime followers of Chris Rock's stand-up may remember his skit about clear heels and how that morphed into what a father's #1 job is with daughters. Laurence Fishburne has seemingly/unfortunately failed this task http://www.411mania.com/movies/columns/148610/Movies-TV%5C%5Cs-3Rs-08.10.10:-Eva-Mendes,-Bret-Michaels,-Montana-Fishburne,-Justin-Bieber,-More-.htm but bonus is Eva Mendes' "sex tape"...lol
2) In every walk of life, there are people who are better than you that you look up to and hope some day to craft your style to achieve a semblance of their success. For me doing this it is David Brothers who writes for 4th Letter and Comics Alliance. Just last week, check out these articles about Hip-Hop http://www.4thletter.net/2010/08/the-cipher-080310/ and Akira http://www.4thletter.net/2010/08/3-formative-works-akira/
3) Staying with 4th Letter, check out Gavok's thought provoking proposal to help out the recent Ultimate Red Skull storyline http://www.4thletter.net/2010/08/how-ultimate-red-skull-could-have-worked/
4) Speaking of thought provoking, check out the Factual Opinion and Tucker Stone great "Geoff Johns/Diane Nelson" phone call skit revolving around Green Lantern http://www.factualopinion.com/the_factual_opinion/2010/08/comics-of-the-weak-our-parents-used-to-take-care-of-us.html
5) DBurt will be happy as Nemesis has found its director in Tony Scott http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2010/08/09/tony-scott-finds-his-nemesis/
6) Laura Hudson does a great interview with rising star Jonathan Hickman over at Comics Alliance http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/08/05/jonathan-hickman-interview/ while Greg Burgas at Comic Book Resources forces us to think about what we value in comic books http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/08/08/comics-the-most-versatile-art-form/
7) Creator Ryan Sohmer, known for his hilarious Least I Could Do and Looking For Group webcomics, has a new rotating artist webcomic called The Gutters which parodies elements of the comic book industry http://www.the-gutters.com/ 25 "issues" in and I totally recommend it.
8) Back at Comics Alliance, Chris Sims got me hankering to play NES again http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/08/05/8-bit-comics-super-heroes-reimagined-for-the-nes/
9) The former CrossGen creators speak out about Marvel's plans at Newsarama, along with giving a brief history http://www.newsarama.com/comics/former-crossgen-creators-100806.html
10) Finally, the Guys and Gal at The Weekly Crisis are celebrating 3 years of fun chaos and they are looking to share the fun with a comprehensive Walking Dead guide by Ryan Lindsay for the uninitiated in plenty of time for the TV series http://www.weeklycrisis.com/2010/08/robert-kirkmans-calling-card-walking.html Also check out Matt Duarte's theories about comics and the passage of time http://www.weeklycrisis.com/2010/08/comic-events-and-passage-of-time.html
Whew I think that's enough reading for those of you who aren't seeing The Expendables or Scott Pilgrim this weekend. Until next time, this is Daryll B. and I hope you all Keep Fantasizing!!!