Thursday, December 10, 2009

Elsewhere on the Internets...

Here's what else I've been up to online lately...

Gorillas Riding Dinosaurs

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done one of these Elsewhere posts, so I've actually done two GRD columns since then. The first was a look at Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures, which is very much worth your time if you like fun.

My only "gripe" about it was that it left me wanting more, but I got a very nice email from Chris Wisnia afterward promising a lot more if sales warrant. He's certainly got the material to fill many, many more volumes (200+ pages just of notes about plotlines and tons of more great giant monster pin-ups), so please buy yourself a copy of this first one so that SLG knows it's okay to go ahead and print up the rest.

The other GRD post was from this week and it's a look at all the interesting new adventure comics coming out next February. We got monsters, space girls, Steampunk pirates, a Viking demon-hunter, treasure hunters, Edgar Allen Poe solving mysteries, dinosaurs, cave people, Sherlock Holmes, a Victorian occult investigator, a secret society, a flapper and a derby-wearing gargoyle fighting a mummy, fairy tales, Zorro, an atomic robot, ghosts, and - of course - Hitman Monkey. We must be living right.

What Are You Reading?

A couple of weeks ago I read and was disappointed by the re-launch of Marvel's Mighty Avengers series.

Plump Sister

Over the last two weeks we've looked at the introduction of Scrooge in both the George C. Scott and the Muppets adaptations. Both have pretty unique takes on Scrooge (and his relationship with Cratchit, in particular) that I hadn't fully noticed before starting this project.

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