I’m actually surprised how long I’ve been sitting on some of these links. Seems like I read a few of these months ago. And awaaaaaaaay we go.
I also wrote about Black Knight’s wonderful wardrobe for Marvel.com.
This isn’t so much of a link, but I discovered while doing some research for that Marvel.com freelance piece that not only did a comic called Hulk Comic exist in the UK, but it also featured Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. stories drawn by Steve Dillon. That’s one of my all time favorite characters drawn by one of my all time favorite artists. How do I now have a collection/issues of this?
Also not a link, but once my daughter starts walking, I kind of want to make her a Godzilla costume and build a tiny city for her to smash. Is that weird or ingenious?
The Beat tells me that the sixth Diary of a Wimpy Kid volume is coming out in November. I think I’m more excited about this than any other comic announcement I’ve heard in a while.
I really liked this Topless Robot list of the 6 best and lamest Planet of the Apes toys.
I’m not much of a risk taker, especially when it comes to potentially getting hurt, but I would absolutely try riding this hoverbike. Just not through a wooded area…at least not on the first try. (via Wired)
According to Rolling Stone, the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album will be rather dark. I’m not really sure how to take that, I’m just hoping it’s got a little more speed behind it than their last few more proggy records.
Speaking of new, dark records from bands I love, apparently Fountains of Wayne will also be less upbeat than previous offerings. They’ve never disappointed me before, so I don’t expect them to now. (via Rolling Stone)
My buddy Chris sent this Video Games vs. Real Life post from Behance to a few friends in an email. It is fantastic.
I’m excited about the possibility of a 100 Bullets TV show, but David Goyer’s involvement is iffy. He was involved with Christopher Nolan’s Batman flicks which is a plus, but the movies he directed himself are not so good. (via /Film)
After reading Brian Hibbs’ most recent Tilting At Windmills where he explains some of the math behind the direct market and considering the crappy financial climate we currently find ourselves in, I’m shocked that the comic book industry hasn’t scaled back more. He makes the point that it’s better to sell lots of copies of a few books instead of a few copies of a lot of books. That makes a lot of sense and you’d think trimming down the number of comics sold each month would not only save you in production costs but also give readers the sense that they can actually keep up on an entire universe if they’re so inclined. Does anyone think that way now? I sure don’t.