By Devin T. Quin
TWO important bits of information before we move on to unimportant information, i.e. my column; First of all, March 14th is Daylight Savings time. This will mean that when you lose an hour of time Saturday night on the 13th, it’s not due to binge drinking. Well, ONE of the hours you black out for won’t be because of the drinking, at least.
The Second piece of important news is Free Comic Book day is two months away! Visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/ to learn all you need to know for the busiest day in the comic book calendar! Remember: When FCBD does arrive the place to be is Forbidden Planet!
We now return to your regularly scheduled comic book news column.
Dark Horse has volume nine of Hellboy’s continued adventures available in trade paperback this week with the release of Hellboy: The Wild Hunt. If you haven’t bought Hellboy in a while, or ever for that matter, this is a GREAT place to get aboard! Mignola and artist Duncan Fegredo make an excellent team, and this book changes Hellboy’s world FOREVER!
DC has MORE Grant Morrison Batman with Batman and Robin #10, as well as some early Blackest Night wrap-up with Green Lantern Corps #46. I’ll have to do some research into the longest crossover event of all time, but Blackest Night might be a strong contender! Continue reading
I was watching the Flintstones the other day and noticed that Fred reads a newspaper that is two solid slabs of rocks with carvings etched into them. These rocks are held together via a crude rope.
Now, if the journalists of the stone age INSTEAD tattooed the news onto the wings of small pterodactyls, and then lashed those pterodactyls together via the same crude rope I BET you could get a few more pages in the same spatial constraints as those gigantic stone newspapers. PLUS the pterodactyls are far more recyclable, as you can get eggs out of them when they grow up, or just let them fly away out the window.
AND THEN I thought “I am a raving madman for having these thoughts. I need to go have myself committed.”
MAD ABOUT COMICS
So I am writing from the psyche ward of an undisclosed private brain rehabilitation sanitarium. They are very nice to me and they let me write my columns in crayon with my feet.
DC’s Blackest Night is still going strong, and this week’s Green Lantern Corps #34 sees bemusing 80’s Green Lantern Guy Gardner lose what little cool he had as he blows his stack so high he becomes a Red Lantern. I think I know where DC is going with this: He’ll regain his will, but learn to wield BOTH the red and green power rings JUST in time to decorate Oa in festive, holiday colors for Christmas. Continue reading