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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Egad!

I've been in the doldrums a bit lately, with all the bad news concerning various cancellations of some of my favorite books. (Blue Beetle! Manhunter! Birds of Prey!) So I am happy to say that I've noticed a few good things that are going to be happening.

For one thing, Green Lantern Artist extraordinaire, Ethan Van Sciver has a new column over at Newsarama. Check http://www.newsarama.com/comics/110818-All-Time.html, because it is quite a hoot and a half. He covers the "free hugs" guy at the conventions and a plethora of cheesy Christmas Shows from back in the day. He hasn't mentioned Green Lantern...yet...but I'm sure that it is only a matter of time. Also, Mr. Van Sciver is rather adorable in a "pinch his cheeks" sort of way.

I also discovered some welcome news concerning Keith Champagne, who is one of my favorite writers. He's teaming up with Peter Tomasi, who is doing SUCH a lovely job on Green Lantern Corps, to write a new book called "The Mighty" which will be coming out in February. The art is going to be by Peter Snejbjerg, who did such a lovely job in the later issues of Starman. It sounds like a lot of fun, and has some excellent creators, so I'm going to be picking this up for sure.

So, despite all the doom and gloom, there are some things to be looking forward to.

And speaking of Starman, here's a suggestive little tidbit. This is actually the Golden Age Starman, Ted Knight, rather than Jack, but it is pretty obvious that old Ted managed to enjoy himself in the old days.

silly

Hee!

9 Comments:

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Darn it, don't you just hate it when those gravity rods don't respond when the time is right? ;-)

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Jordan H said...

Should have taken cialis (or other drug of choice)

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Ohhhhhh-- that panel just made my day, lol.

By the way, wasn't Champagne the guy who used to write Young Heroes in Love? I really liked that series, too bad it lasted so briefly.

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Darn those gravity rods!

Chris, I'm not sure. At the moment however, he is beautifully inking Jamal Igle over on Supergirl. He also wrote the "Dark Side of the Green" which has to be one of my favorite Green Lantern Corp stories.

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Dark Side of the Green? Is that a current story in Corps? I'm a little behind with that series.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

The Dark Side of the Green was in issues 7,8 and 9 of Green Lantern Corps (I think) and it was the story about the Guardians sending Guy and a new recruit named R'amey Hol off to find a Durlan named Von Daggle, who used to lead the Green Lantern Corpse...a subsidiary group of Lanterns who handled the dark and dirty jobs that the Guardins couldn't have the regular Lanterns do. It has all KINDS of fun going on, and was really one heck of a story. They've collected it separately as well.

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Thanks for the info, SallyP! I skipped some of the early GLC issues, unless they tied directly into the Green Lantern main book. There's something about Dave Gibbons writing that really turns me off.

 
At 4:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I thought that Gibbons did a pretty decent job. He was very good about dropping in all those little hints about the upcoming Sinestro Corp War, practically from the very beginning. Keith Champagne however REALLY did a great story. They even had a sequel to it,with Jamal Igle doing the artwork, but DC shelved it, which is an AWFUL shame.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

I guess it's a matter of taste in comic book writing (or reading for that matter). I've really tried to enjoy Gibbons writing but I just don't connect. That's why I basically skip whatever he's involved with, of course, unless it's part of a GL event ;)

 

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