Dread

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  1. Listening to the show now and wanted to commend you on the note on the SUV thing.

    Well done, sir!!!

    I was doing promo for the Sounds of the Underground tour last summer and handing out sampler CDs and stickers for bands that were playing the show or at least in the metal genre. Each bag contained a CD and about 30-40 stickers)

    There was a guy in a brand new Lincoln Navigator who parked beside me when I was unloading my stuff and totally thrashed my door. I fucking hate that! If you can't get out of your car without causing $100 damage to a car that was already there (and parked inside the lines) then don't fucking park there!

    I did what I usually do and sat in my car seat and booted my door open into theirs and caused a sizeable mark in his door. Feeling vindicated I moved my car (because free parking for promo people was around the corner) a little bit upset that I wouldn't get to see his reaction.

    Apparently, there was also damage done to the surrounding cars who parked there after I did (it was a day-long festival and had in/out privileges).

    We handed out all of our stickers/CDs after the show (800 baggies of them!!!) and on our walk back to the car I noticed that the guy's truck was entirely covered with stickers. I'm talking over the door handles and windshield and everything. Call me bitter and evil but I have rarely felt happier.

    Anyway, I don't get to go to Cons due to where I live but great show nonetheless.

    Des

  2. My GL idea is fully thought out. I take it whether or not this next one will be GL that you will be doing a GL one in the future. I'll gfet around to putting it on paper in the next few days....what's the word limit?

  3. Heath Ledger to Play The Joker?!

    Source: Yurka

    July 20, 2006

    They scooped everyone on the casting of Brandon Routh in Superman Returns, and now Latino Review says The Joker has been cast in the Batman Begins sequel:

    We were first to tell the world that Brandon Routh was going to be the new Superman. Now here we are at it again as we just got word from A VERY TRUSTED SOURCE that the offer last night was officially made to Heath Ledger to star as The Joker in the Batman Begins Sequel!

    Beat me to it!

  4. I just watched the pilot for a new show coming to NBC this Fall. If you haven't heard of it, here is the description from nbc.com:

    They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities. In Japan, a lowly office worker can teleport at will. In New York, a struggling artist can paint the future. In Los Angeles, a discontented beat cop can hear the thoughts of others. Elsewhere, a high school cheerleader discovers she is unbreakable and a single mom realizes she has a powerful alter ego. Heroes chronicles the lives of these people and the lives of others like them – whose destiny just might be saving humankind.

    NBC.com weekly exclusives include an original, animated graphic novel that follows new hero adventures.

    Despite what they say, these people don't just wake up one day and start flying and teleporting. It's a little more complicated than that. The storytelling is alot like Lost, a lot of questions, and few answers. Not to mention the fact that all of the characters are somehow connected to each other in strange and plot twisting ways.

    The Japanese businesman is probably my favorite character. He's funny and original. He can affect time and space, which allows him to teleport. He explains time to his friend by quoting what he learned from the X-Men comics.

    The painter can predict the future through his art. The problem is he doesn't remember painting them, and is scared by it.

    The single mom pays the bills by running an online peep show in her bedroom. Her reflection has a personality of it's own.

    The cheerleader is indestructable, as we see when she repeatedly tries to kill herself.

    A regular guy has dreams of flying, and his politician brother doesn't want to hear it.

    A professor in India belives people are on the verge of the next jump in evolution, and he follows his father's work on the subject after he is killed.

    Being that it is the pilot, I can understand why it is a little slow, but I had no idea what direction the show will take, and after the end, I still don't. Is it going to be a team of superheroes fighting evil? Is it going to be more like the 4400? Even though it really doesn't answer this, the twists and turns it does take are more than enough to make it worth watching. If you are a fan of Lost, you are going to love it. If you hate Lost, it won't have enough action for you.

    Check it out if you can get a copy. If not, wait until this Fall.

    Yep...I'm totally psyched for this show. It's probably the only new show I'm interested in since I realized that Jericho is Lost...in Kansas.

    The ad I saw with the Japanese guy stopping the clock with his mind was awesome. I hope the powers are downplayed and take a slow build. I don't want this show to be ruined by shitty special effects.

    Is the prsioner character still involved or was he written out? I remember hearing about a prisoner who wakes up outside the prison...

  5. I am all about WildCats and Authority by Morrison. The Authority sucked under Robbie Morrison and had a total revamp that was unneeded by Brubaker. I hope Morrison does some undoing of all that. I liked the original Doctor soooo much.

    WildCats I haven't read since shortly after the Killer Instincts crossover with CyberForce. I couldn't really get into the whole 3.0 thing but maybe if I get a whole wack of cash that I don't sink into my brand new mortgage payment I may pick up the trades.

    I'll check out Stormwatch because I loved the entire run (except for the lull between the whole Despot thing and Ellis' run. I also have a killer proposal for the third wave or so of Wildstorm.

  6. Never had a chance to read those issues (and since they won't be collected, I never will), but were they really that bad?

    Ugh...even thinking about them makes me hurt. I like to pretend they were never made, or that Infinite Crisis did one good thing and wipe them out of existence.

    It was an attempt to be schmultzy for the first Father's Day after Robin's dad died and was a really good idea. However, it turned into Rob Liefeld's "Gee, how can I pose the characters in a weird way so I don't have to draw their feet on this page. In fact, it was a cheap attempt to get him drawing Hawk and Dove again (the only thing of his that still stands as quite good in my books).

    I have heard that Liefeld has the tendency to turn pages in very late with an entirely different story than the script he was handed, forcing the writer/editor/mailroom attendant to rewrite the script.

    Liefeld, in my opinion, is everything bad about comics. He represents, on one end, the style over substance era of the nineties and its ugly counterpart the moneymaking grab and go era of the nineties. He's like Michael Turner and Todd McFarlane all rolled into one with the storytelling ability of Chuck Austen.

  7. Keep in mind that this isn't Earth-2's 50 favorite things (in which case everyone who contributes to the mainpage and podcast would be involved). This episode is, in fact, all about the 50 things that made Jenny and I the geeks that we are today.

    Sounds fun. Can't wait.

  8. By the way, thanks for the mention and the kind words about the story idea. I only hope you aren't let down when you get to read the actual story. For a six page origin story/set-up story I'm pretty proud of it.

    On the other Superman comments: I forgot to mention Supes drinking reminded me of the piss-poor drunken evil Superman from Superman III.

    The spying thing? You're right, totally not Superman. Batman maybe but not Superman.

  9. So, would an audio review of Street Fighter: The Movie be apropos? :angel:

    :devil:

    The more and more I think about it, the more and more I like the idea of a rant show. It may not be episode 50, but there's a good chance we might have an all-rant episode à la the all-vampire, all-Muppets and all-cartoon shows we've already produced.

    Cool.

    If 50 isn't the rant show then how about a "50 favourite" things episode? 2 hours, countdown from 50 to 1 (being nice enough to compromise with Jenny of course) describing why you love these things (comics, characters, stories, novels, video games, toys, statues, etc....)

  10. I've settled on the next one: best horror film theme.

    Being my favourite topic I'm totally in this one!!!

    In the coming months I will have a podcast of original horror themes.

    Cool! Are you just going to play the themes on the air, or are you going to give the history behind them as well?

    Right now the idea is to just podcast the theme and give the history on the accompanying site (podomatic for example). I'll be doing the theme and variations on the theme.

  11. Comic book events. You can over the big ones, and talk about how it changed things and if they still affect things today. Like if The Secret Wars had not of happened, there wouldn't be a Venom.

    Just an idea.

    I will second Senor Fetch! I'll even contribute an mp3 for this one! I know you're all gnashing at the teeth to hear my opinion :P

  12. Read it. Thought it was okay at best. For the first part of a mini, it felt awfully rushed. And while the art is fantastic, there were several points where the panel-to-panel storytelling was a bit awkward. Even worse, every so often it was as if the artist was more concerned with making Rosario's character (sorry, can't recall the name) look pretty rather than having her react to the scene.

    That said, major props to Ms. Dawson. Whenever a Hollywood star comes out and supports comic books (and wears their geekiness on their sleeve), they deserve a pat on the back.

    I was pretty pissed when I heard about this project. It is pretty close to something I've had in development for like 4 years! It is still different enough to go through with it but it made me a little bitter getting close to an earlier experience I had when Fables came out. I had an idea virtually the same as Fables just a few months before Fables got published.

  13. If I was to describe Superman Returns in one word: lacklustre. Or how about: predictable?

    I liked it. Kevin Spacey was brilliant and really chewed up the screen time that he had but Routh was wooden (let's face it, not chosen for his acting chops) and Bosworth was just plain annoying.

    Kal Penn, a great comedic actor, had no lines. He was simply there to show that no matter how evil Luthor is he isn't racist in his henchmen hiring practices. By the way, he was the only non-white person in the entire movie as far as I could tell. Is Metropolis that whitebread? Say what you like about Superman III but at least it starred Richard Pryor.

    I know that this was a set-up but i wanted more danger. I want Luthor to come back and build a 60-storey robot or, better yet, use the blood on the kryptonite shard to clone a monster like Doomsday for the second movie.

    I really just wish they'd use Kevin Smith's script instead of the one they did. It was a Superman movie but fell into mediocrity somewhere between the greatness of Superman II and III. 4/10

  14. I would, and have, bought it. From an antique store no less.

    I was on vacation and with family who decided to go antiquing (joy). This particular store had a comic for sale, for $10. They probably thought they were milking me for a sucker.

    This was the book:

    bat110.jpg

    Featires the first Silver Age Joker appearance baby!!!

    Oh, and hello. This is my first post. I told Mike I'd register and i did.

    Des

    In your case, you should have laughed in their faces. An antiques store that sells comics should know exactly what it's worth.

    Detective Comics #268 F- $150

    Nice return on that 10 bucks.

    It's actually Batman #110 which last had a listing price in the mid 200s if I'm not mistaken.