Archive for July 22, 2010

IF YOU WEAR IT, THEY WILL COME


If I had a dollar for every fan wanting a SEQUEL to Marvel's SIEGE Crossover-- I''D OWE YOU $124,365

JOEY Q ON THE T

What's your BEEF with Spidey, JQ? Did somebody beat you with a rolled up copy of Spider-man Annual #21?

YOU ASKED FOR IT

$19.99 at DISCRIMINATING Comics Shops!

DC CANCELS MADAME XANADU

Has everyone at DC lost their FUCKING MINDS?

BleedingCool.com is reporting that Matt Wagner’s DC/Vertigo comic, Madame Xanadu, is on the cancellation road.

This makes PERFECT SENSE for 3 Reasons:

Madame Xanadu: One of the BEST BOOKS DC’s Vertigo Imprint has launched in 10 Years.

Madame Xanadu: Supposedly NOT Vertigo’s lowest selling book. (That book’s still being published!)

Madame Xanadu: Quite possibly Matt Wagner’s FINEST CREATIVE ENDEAVOR.

This idiotic news is on the heels of DC also canceling the excellent Vertigo titles Unknown Soldier & Greek Street.

Somewhere, Marvel Comics employees are laughing.

Rich Johnston reports that Madame Xanadu’s cancellation can partially be blamed on some sort of Geoff John/Dan Didio edict to fold certain “currently Vertigo” characters back into regular, mainstream DC continuity. The PTB (Powers That Be) supposedly feel these characters will thrive and sell better under the DC Logo– firmly planted in the DC UniverseEven though the same DC Comics Universe has run second in overall book sales to the Marvel Comics Universe for decades now.

Let me clue ALL these DC Dipshits into something: You don’t have to run a fucking comic book company to deadass know that canceling Madame Xanadu– and putting her back in the DC Universe– is NOT going to do flying fuck to improve your sales.

NOTHING.

All you’ve done is take a massive artistic success and SHIT on it. That’s it.

Meanwhile your First Wave Pulp Hero books (recently launched to much fanfare and promotion) and your Brightest Day series (recently launched to much fanfare and promotion) are for shit… And fans of DC’s Magic Characters are left with the mediocre Zatanna comic (another shameful misstep) to fall back on? SCREW THAT. Anything short of relaunching Madame’s book in the mainstream DCU with the SAME Creative Team will be seen as a massive fail by anybody who enjoys good comics.

Sadly, here’s all you had to do to make Madame Xanadu a hit: PROMOTE THE SHIT OUT OF IT. When you have such a GREAT COMIC– obviously staffed by creators who care– BUILD A BUZZ… Just like you always have on all the other POS books that you’ve chosen to manufacture into “events”. Force comic collectors to stand up and take notice! That’s all you needed to do and you never came close to doing any of it!

Recently, D-D-Didio said that it is DC’s goal to be NUMBER ONE in sales and market share.

Treating your QUALITY BOOKS like bastard stepchildren ain’t gonna get you there… EVER!

TODAY’S SING-A-LONG

♫ “I HATE ROCK ‘N ROLL! WOULD YOU PLEASE TAKE YOUR GUN OUT AND SHOOT ME?” ♫

This happened in Charlotte, North Carolina– 12/31/09– during their New Year’s Eve “First Night” Festivities.

ENJOY!

My favorite part is when the singer limply asks, “Are you ready to ROCK OUT, Charlotte?”

“Well, what the hell have we been doing for the last agonizing 1 minute and 34 seconds?”

And the look on the Back-Up Singer’s face is PRICELESS.

“MOVE OVER, JOANIE!”

And yes, that is former “A Current Affair” Anchorwoman MAUREEN O’BOYLE working in regional Broadcast TV!

Is it EVER not a GREAT DAY to do this?

Just received some COMIC BOOK COLLECTIBLES in the mail!

ULTRA FAIL.

How in the HELL did my Post Office Carrier hand me this box with a STRAIGHT FACE?

Luckily, this Retailer believed in LOTS & LOTS of Packing Material.

Many of you do not.

GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER!


Sorry I’m the one to tell you this, Linds… But Ben Linus from LOST is driving you to JAIL.

OOPSIE!

Nobody puts BABY in the Pokey!

P.S. Ain’t Heavy Drinking & Drug Use Grand?

P.P.S. Meryl Streep called and wants her 61-year-old NECK back!

In a just world, this video is placed beside the word PERFECTION in the dictionary!

Received this pic in an email today. Laughed.

You’ve probably seen it… but it’s new to me!

“Ruh Roh, Raggy!”

Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Headless Lingerie Model!

I assure you that if you think you’re seeing naughty bits here– you’re not!

Apologies all around.