Have a drink. It might help that mortis attitude of yours.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Screw Someday! I'm a Real Boy Now

Dear Crazy 88's -

Taking a cue from Devon, I just want to say I'll be at the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend, easily spotable sporting the Big Monkey T-Shirts.

If you read this blog please come up and say hey.

Also, after seeing them in the fabric, if you decide you dig the shirts you can pick them up at our cafe press shop.

Hope to see some of you this weekend.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I Hate Advertising

So Marvel.com has this to say about the "One More Day storyline":

The most controversial storyline in Marvel history begins today, as Amazing Spider-Man #544 marks the first chapter of One More Day! As Aunt May lies in a coma, and Peter remains a fugitive from justice, the wall-crawler will face the hardest decision of his life. How far do you go to save the ones you love? What's the cost of doing the right thing?

My question is: how can the arc be the most “controversial storyline” before it has even completed? It’s like calling something an instant classic; the thing about a classic is that it does not last only an instant. Furthermore, who is Marvel to tell me what is the most controversial thing? If Aunt May slips into a coma and then Peter decides to take her off of life support, which in turn causes Mary Jane to leave him, then I’ll call that a pretty controversial storyline. Then you’re talking social and political issues, things that we deal with in our own lives. So it better be on this level or I’m calling foul.

Why can't a compnay just let a story speak for itself? After all, I think half our problems as readers come from expectations that are not met.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Greatest Idea I’ve Ever Had

So not to ruin any part of the ninth podcast for you guys but while we were talking about properties being licensed into comics I said I would really like to see a Dukes of Hazard comic. I love that show, I think it’s the welded doors on the General Lee. There was a time in my life when I tried to enter cars through open windows.

I hit my head a lot.

Anyway, I see this new comic as a later on in life Dukes story. In it Bo Duke (the blonde one) has left the South, moved to New York and become an advertising exec, keeping secret his previous days of outrunning cops and jumping bridges in an orange car named after a Confederate General. One morning, he is in his office when Luke Duke (the brown haired one) shows up and says they’ve been invited to participate in the underground “Moonshine Mile Cross Country Race” where in the greatest moonshiners must bring a trunk full of their libations from one cost to the other. So it’s a drinking and driving comic. Hosting the race are the Alistairs, two British brothers with a penchant for bathtub whiskey and illegal car races. Luke is very excited but the catch is that Bo has to compete as well. Of course, being a New York businessman now, Bo says no. The two get into an argument, words are said and the two cousins part angrily.

The Alistairs are displeased to hear this and kidnap Uncle Jesse and Daisy. Now Bo and Luke must compete or their family will be killed. The Dukes will have to contend with the other drivers, who will a mixture of stereotypes and archetypes, as well as Boss Hogg and Roscoe, who are looking for revenge now that the cousins are back together. This, of course, is all second seat to the main storyline which is Bo refinding his way. I see it as a cross between Sweet Home Alabama and Cannonball Run.

Now, I know this story sounds amazing but you haven’t even heard the kicker yet. See I’m thinking the art would be photo realistic and “star” real actors, like when John Walsh made a cameo in Outsiders or Bruce Campbell was the driver in The Hire series that Dark Horse put out. Now, I see the Dukes being played by Matthew “Nicest Southerner in Film” McConaughey and Nathan “The Matthew McConaughey of the small screen” Fillion. With modern drawing technology being what it is today, we could even have actors who are deceased in the comic. So joining Christopher Lee as one of the Alistairs would be Vincent Price. How about that for a slice-fried gold?

This post brought to you by my need to take a break from my thesis but not having enough time to write a real post.

Monday, September 03, 2007


So, as one can see from the banner I'm a huge Scott Pilgrim fan. It one of the best things going in the comic book industry right now. It's suepr funny yet it possesses true moments of touching emotion. Anyway, for a long, long time (most of the summer) Amazon had the fourth volume of Scott Pilgrim listed with a September 19 release date. BUT NO MORE! Now, the website reads October sometime and Amazon just says pre-order. WHY! Why must my comic love be stalled and foresaken. I'm going to go sit in my bathtub and cry.

This moment of sadness and frustration brought to you by every indie comic I read.