Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Quick Hello

Ah, posting on a morning when I need to be out the door in five minutes or so. This should be fun.

Now, I could throw together a ranty-type post about the fact that the Spider-Woman motion comic is being printed and sold in stores as single issues...for $4.00...even though the content of the issue--and not to mention the content of issues 2 and 3--have already hit iTunes, for a cheaper price tag.

I mean, sure, I could go on about how my local comics shop has a big 'ol stack of Spider-Woman #1's, just sitting there on the shelf, despite the fact that it is created by the can't-miss creative team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev. Bendis books are sales juggernauts, and they never, ever just sit there.

But, because Marvel decided to release the motion comic well in advance of the actual issues shipping to comics shops (you know, the whole "lifeblood" of this industry), my LCS will be stuck with a pile of paper.

I could also talk about the fact that the stars of SyFy's hit series, Ghost Hunters, have released a new book, detailing the early cases in their careers and it hits shelves today. This show is my guilty television pleasure every Wednesday night, and I am very much looking forward to reading these stories. They're the cases the two leads, Jay and Grant, have talked about in the past, but have never completely revealed.

I read an excerpt from the book (which is called Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society), and there's some creepy, wonderful stuff in it. And I think it'll be a fun, just-before-October read.

I could also talk about how STUPID it is that the Sci-Fi Network is now called, simply, SyFy. With "y's" instead of, um, "i's." Is it because you can't brand and copyright and trademark "Sci-Fi," or is it because some executives had too much time on their hands? I'll let you decide, since, as I said, I'm running late.

I could go off on a tangent about how annoying it is to be on hold with insurance companies all day long, or scheduling interviews with people at places I have no interest in working for, or how I'm starting to develop an unhealthy gameshow habit.

I could also remind you all that the latest DC Comics direct-to-DVD animated feature comes out today, called Superman/Batman, and that it's based on the fun Jeph Loeb run on the comic title. And that the DVD should be great.

But I won't don any of those things. Because I'm running later than a white rabbit and I need to go.

What I will do is leave you all with a fully colored page from my upcoming comic, due out from the publisher I helped launch. We already have two entire issues of two new series in the can, and my book (the third of our launch titles) should be done by next week.

So, here's a page. I like it. And I am becoming exceedingly giddy about the prospect of writing, editing, and selling my own comics.

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