Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Giant Monster links, Jesse James movie, and Happy Perry Mason Day!

Monster Attack NetworkKill All Monsters! Related

Seeing as how I'm writing a comic about giant monsters and giant robots, I figured it would be good to add a category specifically about those things.

I didn't know that comics artist Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing, Tyrant) has a blog, but he does. And I found it because he's talking about giant monsters. And pretty darn thoroughly too.

Really nice gallery of giant monsters (and some robots too). Thanks to SF Signal for the link.

Another giant monster comic is going to beat Kill All Monsters! to stores and I'm way looking forward to reading it. Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman are doing Monster Attack Network coming out this week from Ait/PlanetLar. My Newsarama cohort Graeme McMillan has the review and my Newsarama boss JK Parkin has the interview with Marc (and some art).

You've probably heard about the Iraqi badgers by now, but the Guerilla News Network has the best take on it with this headline: Giant badgers terrorise Iraqi port city. The article's just as entertaining.

Here's pretty much everything you can hope to know at present about JJ Abrams' alleged giant monster movie.

If you're planning a trip to Japan (or live there already), be sure to check out the giant robot ride in Fujiyoshida.

Dust to Dust Related

And as long as I'm posting links about one project, why not about the other? You did know there's a Jesse James movie in the works, right? There's some concern that it's not being promoted very well and that maybe it's too long, but it stars Brad Pitt, so I suspect it'll do all right.


The first volume of the Young Indiana Jones DVDs comes out October 13th.

I agree with Digital Femme that Adam Warren needs a Shang Chi comic. Actually, I just need one (in addition to Heroes for Hire), but I think Adam Warren would do a very nice job at making one for me.


This may not really be Mystery, but I don't know where else to put it. Joe Mathlete's got another chapter up of his faux thriller, The Grone Protocol. This paragraph had me laughing so hard that I couldn't frickin' breathe: "Barry Peterson walked through the lobby like he was holding a pickle between his buttcheeks that he would have to eat if it fell on the floor. He was wearing a shirt, pants, and shoes, just like his favorite actor Ray Romano, who often wore shirt, pants, and shoes on his television program. Standing just over six feet tall with blue eyes, wavy blonde hair, and one of those chins that looks like a butt, he was a very handsome specimen of a man. According to a lot of ladies and stuff, I mean... I don't really, y'know, notice stuff like that about dudes. Anyway, chicks seem to dig him."

Today is the birthday of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason. He would have been 118.


The X-Files movie has a script. Almost.

Steve Niles is writing a mini-series for the Sci Fi Channel. It's about "a space-shuttle pilot who becomes trapped on a newly discovered planet. After teaching the locals to use weapons and defend themselves, he becomes the leader of the planet and must eventually choose between his native society and his adopted one when a group of humans arrive to rescue him 10 years later."


A friend sent me a link to this contest where you can win the first three volumes of Sean Williams' The Books of the Cataclysm. I've already entered.

The link to the Spiderwick trailer is longer than the last Harry Potter novel, so I'll send you instead to Geek Monthly's link to the link.


Kalinara does some thinking about Wonder Woman and wonders (pun intended) if writing her as a female Prince Charles might not be a bad idea.


Roo said...

Wow! Didn't realise it was Erle Stanley Gardners Birthday this week! Just as I'm building a lens on squidoo listing all his perry mason books! If only I'd got my act together a week earlier! It's still under construction, but most of the books are listed and linked so far and am hoping to detail the Movies and TV series by the end of the week. You can view the lens Here
Good luck with the comic book!

Michael May said...

Wow! That's quite an undertaking. He was a prolific man.

Thanks for the link. I'll be sure to mention it soon!


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