- According to The Hollywood Reporter Executive Producer and showrunner Marc Guggenheim has left ABC’s FlashForward, a new borderline sciffy series I’ve been digging immensely. David Goyer, who along with Brannon Braga is co-creator of the show based on Robert J. Sawyer’s 1999 novel, has been handed the reins. SciFi Wire gives the change a thumbs up, with analysis. Pay no mind to the haters in the comments section- it’s a decent bit of television with all sorts of potential for innovative storytelling and should be checked out ASAP.
- Harlan Ellison’s lawsuit against CBS/Paramount has concluded to his apparent satisfaction, with an “agreed-upon statement” from both parties forthcoming in the next few days. Wait for it.
- CBR has an exclusive first look preview of Corey Lewis’ Longshot (a personal fave!) story for the next ish of Marvel’s Strange Tales. “Hmmm… ‘Disco-Mecha Infernus’ Could be Dazzler’s style!”
- Hosting a Halloween party in NYC? Looking for a a swell, geeky conversation piece of a pumpkin? Look no further than FP buddies maniacpumkincavers.com. Commission them before they’re booked for the heathen holiday, you pagans.
- Andrew Wheeler reviews David Small’s Stitches, recently nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award in the young people’s literature category, over at ComicMix. It has otherwise been very well received, though I’ve not taken the opportunity to check it out yet.
- If you’ve not been keeping up with them you simply must check out Tor.com’s recent interview series with writer sui generis, the magnificent Mr. Ray Bradbury. Up on the site today is the segment “They’re all Graphic Novels.”
- Finally, The Beat reports on Nickelodeon’s purchase of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for $60 Million. Oy! That reminds me of a recent conversation I had this past weekend with FPNYC staffer and Blue Beetle enthusiast Josh Weisbrod. Y’know what would be a killer Halloween costume? Krang in the strong man body!
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