My first story to be published in the past year was "I'll Kill for Rain" at Inscape Magazine. It's a quirky story that I didn't think would be published. To try to simmer it down to one sentence, the story is about a man trying to deal with more than just the heat. The catalyst … Continue reading “I’ll Kill for Rain”
"Future Imperfect" was a blog about comics and comics related stuff. I didn't stick with it for long, and the blog has laid dormant for years. Now, I'm rebranding/rebooting it. Still named "Future Imperfect," the blog will about my writing. I've recently had success having five flash fiction/short stories published. I'm also having a poem … Continue reading Rebranding/Rebooting “Future Imperfect”
Last week, Marvel announced the three umbrella titles that will take place during “Secret Wars”: “Last Days,” “Battleworld” and “Warzones.” “Last Days” is just that: The last days of the Marvel Universe. “What would you do if you leaned today was your last day on earth?” asked Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a press release. … Continue reading Is the Marvel Universe Really Ending?
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor appeared that had no basis in fact. It was that Ty Simpkins, the kid from Iron Man 3, would replace Robert Downey, Jr., in the Iron Man armor. George Marston has a great post on Newsarama that details how the rumor started and got out of hand. But … Continue reading Just Look at James Bond
Last week, I posted some comments about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, suggesting that an attack on the comic book industry is a possibility. My comment was about creator-owned comics pushing boundaries. But it has been pointed out that fanaticism exists in men-in-tights comics. In the Comic Book Resources column “Fridays…with Greg Hatcher,” Hatcher mentions that scary … Continue reading Comic Book Fanaticism Is Real
I feel like I should say something about last week’s terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo. While not a “comic book,” Charlie Hebdo deals out satire in cartoons and other forms. I can’t think of anything to say, really, but others have said great things. My friend, Kirsten, posted to Facebook just hours after the attack, … Continue reading Comments on Charlie Hebdo
Last week, Image Comics held their annual Image Expo, making announcements for the new year. Here are some of the highlights. Three Big McFarlane Announcements Todd McFarlane, Image Comics co-founder and “Spawn” creator, had a lot to talk about during the expo. The first is big changes for “Spawn,” which celebrates Issue #250 this month … Continue reading Expo Announces New Projects at Image Comics
Here are some of the comic-related things I’m looking forward to this year. The Next Chapter in the Star Wars Saga It was announced a year ago what fans had known would come after Disney, who owns Marvel, purchased Lucasfilm: Star Wars comics would move from Dark Horse to Marvel. Now, the time has arrived … Continue reading What I’m Looking Forward to in 2015
Of course, today is a day of looking back, preparing to look forward, so here is my favorite comic series of 2014: “Saga.” It seems a bit cliché to pick Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ epic space opera; it’s been on must-read lists since its debut in March 2012. The series has won multiple … Continue reading What Was My Favorite Comic of 2014?
I recently saw (though the official announcement came back in mid-November) that Mark Millar was creating another comic titled “Chrononauts.” The announcement said the plan is for a four-issue miniseries to start in March 2015 with at least two more miniseries to follow. Why word it so strange by saying “the plan” instead of “the … Continue reading Another Millar Book for which Readers Will Wait