Wow, it has been a LONG time since I put one of these together! But, with the need to close some browser tabs and the extremely dickish way DC has been sticking it to Alan Moore this week, well…we were overdue.
- Michael Kupperman talks about Mark Twain’s brand new autobiography. I’ve read it, and his humor translates to prose perfectly. If you haven’t picked it up yet, what are you waiting for???
- This is the check DC used to buy Superman in 1938. And it just sold for $160,000. Dollars. American.
- Tformers.com reviews the new (well, at the time!) Transformers Japanese Collection. If I ever manage to make it through the American episodes I can’t wait to check these out. Friend of the Blog David says they’re great!
- With Paul Levitz no longer keeping DC from capitalizing on Watchmen, they’re just going WAY out of their way to make up for lost
dollarstime. First, on Tuesday this is revealed:
Yes, that’s a Watchmen toaster. A Watchmen. Fucking. Toaster. Which nobody, EVER, has found themselves wishing for IF ONLY Alan Moore would stop being a fussy little baby. Then DC opens up their own online storefront selling exclusive toys and the like. Sure, it’s probably long overdue, but by selling Graphic Novels (and almost inevitably comics) and two styles of Comedian iPhone cases* (sorry AGAIN, Alan), they’re cutting out the retailers who have propped them up for decades. But at least they’re putting out an adorable V vinyl doll. Because that’s what Alan Moore really meant for that work.** If it weren’t May I’d assume this was an April Fools gag. (Thanks to Team Hellions, on whose site I saw this reported first.)
With that bit of bile out of the way, that’s it for this installment. Have a good weekend, folks. So I don’t end on a completely down note I’ll leave you with this bit of awesomeness.
*Seriously, if you’re most impressed by THE COMEDIAN, we cannot have anything in common. That dude just straight up raped people and an iPhone may not be quite the right place to honor that guy.
**The conspiracy theorist in me wants to say that by making the Guy Fawkes mask cute and cuddly it will take away some of the power of the Occupy movement and Anonymous. But the realist in me says that’s crazy, right? Right?