Astronauts in Trouble
is reviewed by Alberto Calvo for Comic Verso:
"En Live From the Moon
la historia está ambientada en el año 2019. El hombre más rico del mundo, Ishmael Hayes, dueño de Hayescorp, está preparandose para celebrar el 50 aniversario del alunizaje del Apolo XI de una manera bastante peculiar: dirigiendo él mismo una expedición de regreso a nuestro satélite. Entre los planes preparados para la ocasión está incluída la participación de un equipo de noticias de Channel 7 con la intención de que se encarguen de asegurar la debida atención al evento, transmitiendo en vivo desde la Luna la cobertura del regreso del hombre a nuestro satélite natural. Pero lo que el equipo de noticias encuentra en la Luna no es lo que nadie esperaba, y las verdaderas intenciones de Hayes quedan al descubierto. Sumamos a la historia la participación de un grupo de eco-terroristas y de unos mafiosos armados con un proyectil nuclear y el resultado es una mezcla de noir, ciencia ficción, e intriga internacional."
I particularly liked that last bit, and the fact that Alberto started off by saying he left the review longer than he'd intended as to appear impartial since I'd thanked him for his Last of the Independents
review a few months ago.
Happy to see those talkbackers on AICN ripping JJ Abrams a new one over the rumored
Ultimatization of Star Trek
at least have the good sense to mention Switchblade Honey: "Sounds vaguely interesting, but I'd rather have somebody enter the universe with an entirely different slant, ala Warren Ellis with his badass Switchblade Honey. "
Matt Silady pitches The Homeless Channel
live at the Chicago show, explaining the book, and his process, and denies any plans for a THC sequel.
Finally, the real world is catching up with my fetishes. Ash Aiwase (you may have seen him winning the prize at San Diego) sends word: "Ok, if they start looking like this, even I'm
going to want one:"The new anti-spacesuit spacesuit
is made of an elastic, skintight material, lightweight enough to allow astronauts to walk, run or even scale mountains on a moon or planet's surface — acts that are physically impossible using NASA's current Tin Man-like designs."
The Homeless Channel
is reviewed by Not-The-Newsarama-Matt-Brady: "This is a pretty damn good book, especially considering that it's Matt Silady's first comic."
Mi amigo Guy Vardaman made us an AiT-branded shirt for the boy, and fired up a buncha shirts and mugs and whatnot on Zazzle
When things settle down, I'll get Mimi to put those links up in the pull-downs, but if you feel the hankerin' for a t-shirt or insulated coffee mug rockin' that good ol' Bri Wood-designed logo, give 'em a click.
author Tim McCarney is on ESPN's "Face of the Franchise," offering his two cents as to whom the "face" of the Boston Red Sox is. It's a panel of four: Tim, ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin and Eric Young of ESPN's "Baseball Tonight." Esteemed company, to be sure, and we can only assume that he was invited because someone thought they were actually e-mailing Tim McCarver.
Anyway, his bit is up on ESPN's website for all to see. Click here,
and then click the Red Sox logo to find it.