Friday, August 28, 2009

And Now the News: I refuse to be beaten by a villain named after a pastry (or, the 2000th post)

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the 2000th time I've updated this blog. I wouldn't know how to celebrate that if I wanted to, but I figured it needed at least acknowledging.

Hunter's Fortune preview

CBR's got a preview of Boom!'s treasure-hunter comic Hunter's Fortune. There's not much action in the preview, but Caleb Monroe writes some nice dialogue and the art's really sweet. I was hoping this would be good and sure enough, it looks like it will be.

Kerry Callen's Tigra

I've said before that Kerry Callen ought to be writing a Tigra comic. Now he's given us a taste of what that might be like. (Maybe not an accurate taste - he wrote it as a She-Hulk parody for Marvel's humor comic What the--? - but a fun taste nevertheless.)

Midnight, Mass: The TV Series

I think I've also mentioned before that John Rozum is like the king of supernatural adventure comics, right? Part of my evidence for that being his couple of excellent, though poorly-treated-by-Vertigo Midnight, Mass mini-series. So, can you imagine how excited I am about the announcement of a Midnight, Mass TV show? I don't think you can. I'm still trying to get my head around the concept of that much giddiness myself.

Everything you need to know about Love and Rockets

The Hernandez Bros.' Love and Rockets is one of those series that everyone says is a fantastic Must Read, but that I've never figured out how to get into. For years, the un-numbered, collected volumes prevented me from knowing where to begin.

No excuses anymore. Chris Mautner has started a new Robot 6 column called Comics College that's intended to "(examine) the body of work of a particular cartoonist or cartoonists of note in the hopes of giving newcomers and the generally uninitiated an entry point." As Chris continues, "There are a number of notable creators who have had lengthy careers in comics and figuring out where to start when reading their ouevre can be tricky." That's so true, and what's especially cool is that he started with the series that's been most tricky for me personally. And I didn't even have to ask.

Thanks, Chris! I can't wait for future installments.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

2000 posts Congratulations Brother May. Quite an impression achievement...I am narrowing on my own magical 2000 so I celebrate with you and know that I have been going back as far as I can reading some of your great early stuff. Good on ya mate!

Michael May said...

Thanks, my brother! :)

Caleb Monroe said...

2000 Posts is nothing to sneeze at.


Michael May said...

Thanks, Caleb! And congrats on the Hunter's Fortune gig. So cool!

Caleb Monroe said...

Thanks, Michael. It's been very fun, and also kinda exciting because my whole scripting process has been transforming as I work on it...

And, of course, it doesn't hurt one bit that artist Matt Cossin totally rocks the pencil!


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