A New Project

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!

And Now For Something Completely Different

Hi folks,

A bit of administrivia today. You may have heard/read/seen/carrier pigeoned about a couple of bills in front of Congress right now, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).  We don’t talk politics here, namely because this is a comic book blog and we prefer to focus on things of importance.  However, these Acts  threaten to drastically change the way the Internet works by allowing content creators an unprecedented amount of authority over what can live online.  Seeing as how what we do (and would like to continue doing) is comment on media, and feel First Amendment rights and Fair Use are still of importance in our society, I feel it’s essential to speak out against anything that would prevent that.

Tomorrow, January 18th, many major Internet sites (such as Wikipedia, Reddit, and WordPress) will be blacking out their sites to protest SOPA and show what the Internet could look like without them.

While we are nowhere near the juggernaut these sites are, I’d like to show support, so tomorrow we’re going to black out our page as well.  We’ll be back Thursday, but please check out sopastrike.com for more details.




A very special birthday message

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.

Not Game Tape

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.

Unnecessary Remakes From Outer Space

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.

  1. Scenes that cut between night and day
  2. Effeminate aliens
  3. A lead character who keeps his face covered at all times
  4. Elvira, Mistress of the Night as a replacement for Vampira
  5. A space station shaped like a breast
  6. Buffalo (this is from another movie, but still necessary)
  7. Scenes that take place in an airplane
  8. A guy scratching his head with a gun
  9. Macho Man Randy Savage as a replacement for Tor Johnson
  10. Solaranite

What did I miss?  Is there something that no Plan 9 remake should leave out?  Hit us up in the comments section.

The All-New, All-Different, 12 Days of Christmas (DC Edition)

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