I’ve done a little shilling for the Denver Comic Con in these pages lately (June 15-17, get your tickets now!), but there’s something else comic-related happening this summer. Cellar Door, a Denver literary anthology, is releasing an all-comic issue timed to come out around the convention. Titled (and themed) “Ancient,” you’ll see work by some great and committed Denver-area cartoonists. If you’re able to track down a copy, you’ll also see a 9-page story titled “What REALLY Happened to the Seven Wonders of the World,” drawn by FotB Andrew with words by me. It’s a humorous (hopefully!) look at what destroyed mankind’s greatest engineering marvels, and if nothing else it will be amazing to look at.
There’s also a Kickstarter going on to help defray printing costs, which is worth checking out for a little more backstory on the project and the opportunity to snag a copy once it comes out, potentially for less than cover price.
If you’re even remotely curious what happens when we don’t even attempt to come close to honesty keep your eyes peeled, we’d appreciate your support!
Although an electronic web log, our office in Opal City gets a surprising amount of fan mail via the U.S. Postal Service. Since it’s my day to open and answer mail, I opened a briny smelling envelope addressed to Jesse. In it were birthday wishes all the way from Atlantis! What follows is a scan of the birthday card/ greeting/ autographed picture. I too would like to take this moment to wish Jesse a happy birthday.
I’ll probably have a game tape up tomorrow or Saturday. I’ve got two weeks worth of books waiting for me. In the mean time, reflect on the following thing of beauty that Jesse and I had a chance to watch this weekend. I bring you (thanks to LEMUR friend Hoyt Spivey) EXECUTIVE KOALA!
Seriously, check this movie out if you can find a copy. It manages to out-lynch David Lynch. This is just the opening credits.
Yesterday Bleeding Cool shared the trailer for Plan 9, a new remake of the Edward D. Wood, Jr classic Plan 9 From Outer Space.
At least they kept the speech by Criswell!
Now we here at the L.E.M.U.R. Comics Blog are incredibly huge fans of the original, though it seems to me remaking the film is a no-win situation. If you make a good movie it defeats the point of Plan 9 and you alienate your base, and if you make a bad movie it’s already been done.
Still, if you’re going to make a movie you should do it right. Here are the 10 things that should absolutely, definitely, 100% be in the remake.
- Scenes that cut between night and day
- Effeminate aliens
- A lead character who keeps his face covered at all times
- Elvira, Mistress of the Night as a replacement for Vampira
- A space station shaped like a breast
- Buffalo (this is from another movie, but still necessary)
- Scenes that take place in an airplane
- A guy scratching his head with a gun
- Macho Man Randy Savage as a replacement for Tor Johnson
What did I miss? Is there something that no Plan 9 remake should leave out? Hit us up in the comments section.
Pictures (well, A picture) are starting to surface of the costume for the new Wonder Woman TV show. Kudos for giving her long pants rather than run around in a swimsuit, but surely the cosplayers at SDCC could have given them tips for making a costume that doesn’t look like a cheesy plastic mess.
Christmas is here! Time for friends, family, food, and many other things that start with the letter “F”. But it’s also a time for song, and we here at the L.E.M.U.R. Comics Blog would like to share a new adaptation of an old classic as we present to you the DCU’s 12 Days of Christmas.
12 – Guardians of the Universe
11 – Super Friends
10 – Chinese Superheroes
9 – Lantern Corps
8 – Shining Starmen
7 – Soldiers of Victory
6 – Forms of Kryptonite
5 – Red-breasted Robins
4 – Green Lanterns of Earth
3 – Blue Beetles
2 – Batmen
1 – Last Son of Krypton