Read my first Ian Rankin novel a couple months ago. It was good enough that I picked up another this past weekend.
This post reports that Kaare Andrews (Hulk, X-men) is pitching for the He-Man movie. That might be interesting. I've enjoyed much of Kaare's work in the comic industry. The "article" refers to him as a filmmaker, too, but I'm not familiar with that body of work.
Just a short, crappy post today. I've been slacking at this, so I thought an update was in order. Not a whole lot of spare time recently, but I did get a chance to sit down and read a couple graphic novels/tpbs.
The comic book industry became a much sadder place and the racks that much less colorful on Sunday. Mike Wieringo passed away from a heart attack. He was only 44. I didn't know Mike, but I enjoyed his work. I had really been enjoying his blog lately. He did sketches to keep himself fresh, but it was the fans that were rewarded. Whether it was a sketch of our favorite character or a character Mike had created on the fly, Mike's love of what he did shone through. He will be sorely missed.
Almost missed this. Variety is reporting that Lionsgate is basically restarting the Punisher franchise. I guess once Thomas Jane stepped out, they figured they might as well just start over. Considering how much I didn't like the Thomas Jane version, I'd say that's not a bad idea.
Okay, so I've been catching up on some reading (thank you local library).
Newsarama has a ton of articles on the main page about this weekend's Wizard World Chicago. With all of the announcements that San Diego had, I'm surprised there's much left over, but both Marvel and DC have been giving up some big news, including Millar and Hitch on Fantastic Four, Michelinie and Layton return to Iron Man, Alex Ross returns to Marvel with what looks like an Invaders series, a revamp of Johnny DC, and recent DC exclusive Francis Manapul taking over art on Legion of Super-Heroes.