I'm nearly 42, so kids' adventure comics don't really appeal to me much, because I'm 1. not a kid and 2. don't get much out of adolescent power fantasies not being an adolescent, so much, anymore. But, you know, I check out the superheroes every once in a while and I stay informed on the latest outrage sweeping the biz. Crossover this, gotta-buy-that-to-understand-the-other, etc. Everybody's got an issue to bellyache about. It's human nature.
Anybody read Batman: Gotham Knights
#67? Dig the end?
Why isn't the "Internet cracking in half" about Alfred (Alfred!
someone to protect Batman's secret identity?
This is Alfred, everyone. Loyal manservant to a beloved pop culture icon. It's not an episode of The Shield,
or something. Alfred killed
of "Blog THIS, pal!" on the company: "Finally, I am definitely going to buy more AiT/Planet Lar comics, especially after hearing the soundtrack to Astronauts in Trouble.
I mean, George W. singing Queen? A Louis Prima tune that I never knew the title of (only knowing the drum beat) until now? It's a pretty heady mixture of tunes and miscellaneous sound bits (the tech support bit at the end - killer), but at least I can skip the non-music tracks if I choose. (I also want to thank him for The Making of Astronauts in Trouble
- it's like having a "special features" section of my favorite comic. Heck, I may even get inspired to work on my own graphic novel - it lays it all out, and is an entertaining read in its own right."
...and speaking of Astronauts in Trouble,
my good pal Ross Richie
takes time out to sing "Kum-Bi-Ya" to me: "So in the spirit of that, here's a link to the AiT/Planet Lar
website, run by the esteemed Larry Young, a sharp, smart, inspiring entrepreneur turning the world of comics on its ear. Literally, without Larry responding in an incredibly positive way to the idea of putting a '!' at the end of BOOM! I would've talked myself out of it."
What's that gotta do with Astronauts in Trouble?
Well, ol' Ross and his business partner Andy Cosby (presently tearin' it up with G.I. Spy
) were the first comics pros I didn't already know to tell me, way back when, that Astronauts in Trouble
was awesome. Coming from the producers of the Mage
film, I gotta tell you, that was an all right thing to hear. So, Ross, bubala, cigars and Scotch it is...
...when I wipe this manly tear from my eye and stop singing "Kum-Bi-Ya" with you.
Was talking to Josh yesterday about the different hats I wear, and he suggested I make these, for message board clarity: