I stumbled upon this book at the local library earlier today. I was a bit surprised. Stan Lee is known for writing/creating most of the characters associated with Marvel Comics. From the Fantastic Four to the X-Men they all sprang from the fertile frontal lobe of Stan the Man. But drawing? That really wasn't Stan's … Continue reading Stan Lee Draws…?
Welcome back kids. Its Friday and time to catch up. Several of my Gonzo Compadres are heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW in the next few days. I expect we'll be getting lots of cool information from them. In the meantime, you're stuck with me. Normally I think of you my loyal reader(s) when I … Continue reading Friday LinkFrogging – 3/11/11
Can you feel the excitement kids? It's Oscar weekend, that magical weekend where we all tune in to watch Hollywood give itself a massive handjob. Don't get me wrong, I like the speculation as much as anyone (see GonzoGeek v. The Oscars). It just seems a little silly that all these movie folks spend hours handing … Continue reading Friday LinkFrogging – 2/25/11
Welcome to Friday boys and girls. Last week's run-in with the flu and fever flirting with the high end of the FM dial, left me behind the 8-ball on all fronts this week. I was so far behind that when I sat down at my desk this morning I still didn't have a cheesecake … Continue reading Friday LinkFrogging – 2/11/11
Whatever knows fear burns at the touch of the Man-Thing. Believe it or not, there was a time when movies based on Marvel comics were a crap shoot. Sure, they started out strong with the first X-Men, Spider-Man and the first two Blade movies. But then, before a certain armored Avenger made his presence felt … Continue reading Man-Thing – the review
Back in the saddle again! With all apologies to Gene Autry, I'm glad to be here once again to bring you our weekly linkfest. Before I get too far along, I want to give a big thanks to Chris for covering for me last week. I loved the coining of FOGG. Well done sir. Well done. While … Continue reading Friday LinkFrogging – 6/4/10
...he summons his chi -- the essence of his spirit and strength, channeling its raw power down into his arm, into his hand until that hand becomes like unto a thing of iron! A couple of months ago, I picked up Marvel's The Essential Power Man and Iron Fist - Volume 1. I … Continue reading Like Unto a Thing of Iron – The Essential Power Man and Iron Fist Volume 1
It's summer movie time and the first one out of the gate is the (first) Wolverine solo movie. First, I don't know why they insisted on that ridiculous title. Just call it Wolverine like everyone else. I went to see this movie last Sunday night at the neighborhood theater. I'll admit to being curious. I've … Continue reading X-Men Origins: Wolverine – the review
Because EVERYONE thinks they're better than someone else. I've looked it over and I'm just not sure where we fall, but we're in there somewhere. Don't go blind. CLICK HERE to see a version of the chart that's actually readable.
Stephe and I have had many discussions about how the advent of the "line guy" artists in the 1990s all but killed the comic book industry. Guys like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane and Mark Silvestri tried to substitute overly busy drawings for story with varying results. Yes, they were able to break away from Marvel and … Continue reading The Case Against Rob Liefeld